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Jacopo Lazzaretti

Jacopo Lazzaretti

Jacopo showed what an accomplished guitarist he is by giving a solo performance of the demanding piece ‘Grand Overture’ by Mauro Giuliani, and then leading us into the Celtic realm to follow with 3 Celtic Pieces in which he caught the distinctive sound of Irish and Scottish traditional music.

Sandy Wilson - Classic Music Live! Falkirk (March 2022)

Jacopo treated us to a selection of classical guitar pieces, demonstrating his very skillful technique along with passion and sensitivity across a wide range of styles: it was astonishing to witness what can be achieved on a single guitar!

West Linton Village Centre (April 2022)

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  • Jacopo Lazzaretti - Classical Guitar


Jacopo Lazzaretti's repertoire explores music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. His concert programmes can comprise music from different periods or have specific themes, such as Italian Composers or the Segovia's Legacy, always including important works written originally for the classical guitar during the 20th Century. The composers whom Jacopo particularly enjoys presenting works by include Dowland, Bach, Sor, Giuliani, Regondi, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Villa-Lobos, José and Falla.


Jacopo Lazzaretti (1994) is a versatile and exciting guitarist from Rome, currently based in Glasgow. He graduated from the Conservatoire of Santa Cecilia in Rome with a First Class Bachelor Degree in Music with Honours in 2017, and completed the Masters Degree in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in June 2019. During his studies, Jacopo has also performed in many masterclasses with some of the worlds most well-known guitarists, and he has been strongly inspired by musicians such as Arturo Tallini, Giulio Tampalini, Matthew McAllister, Allan Neave and Pavel Steidl.

Jacopo is the winner of the 30th Young Musician International Competition Città di Barletta (2020), 8° International Competition Alirio Diaz of Rome (2019), North East Scotland Classical Guitar Society Award (2017) and the International Istanbul Guitar Festival (2015). He also received the second prize at the 3° International Guitar Competition ‘Giuseppe Caputo (2019), the second prize (first not awarded) at the 7th International Guitar Competition Acerra Guitar Meetings (2016), the third prize at the Leicester MusicFest Competition (2018) and the third prize at the 11th Montenegro International Guitar Competition (2017).

His musical activity up to date presents him not only as a driven performer in competitions but also as a concert artist, playing music that shows the guitar in all its facets of time and style. Most recent performances in Scotland presents him in solo guitar concerts in Edinburgh at Greyfriars’ Kirk, St. Giles Cathedral, Corstorphine Dower House as well as Paisley Abbey and Music Society of Helensburgh. As an artist for Live Music Now Scotland since 2018, he has played at the National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery and Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Macrobert Art Centre in Stirling and in the Stromness Town Hall.

Another important aspect of his musical life is his passion for Chamber Music, resulting in collaborations with other musicians, such as guitarists, violinists, flutists and singers. As part of the JKL Duo (Flute and Guitar) - with his partner Kerry Lynch, they played in 2020 at the St Margaret Episcopal Church and St Andrew’s Church in Glasgow and for the Inverurie Music Festival. In 2022 they started their UK Tour of their debut album ‘The International Poet’, featuring music new music commissioned especially for them from some of the most celebrated works by Robert Burns.

Jacopo plays a guitar made by Leonardo de Gregorio.