Curriculum Vitae e Studiorum

I started playing the guitar when I was 9 years old with Vincenzo Cipriani, guitar master and professional lutenist.
Throughout the years I developed a real passion for this musical instrument and I decided to persue it accademically. I grauated from the Conservatory of Music of Terni Conservatorio “G.Briccialdi, having learnt from the Masters Francesco Vitillo, Sandro Lazzeri, Stefano Raponi, Leonardo De Angelis e Mauro Mela. I have attended further courses lead by the “Berklee College of Music”" of Boston during "Umbria Jazz Clinics 2000" in Perugia.

Luca Piccioni - lute player
Luca Piccioni and in the background the Umbrian landscape

During my studies, my passion for ancient music and instruments increased so I started to dedicate more time to the lute and tenor-singing. I started to study ancient instruments with Andrea Damiani and attended further courses with Paul O'Dette. I am now in the seventh year of attendance studying lute at the Conservatory of Music A.Scontrino of Trapani under the supervision of Master Gianluca Lastraioli.

With regards to the vocals, I studies with Steve Woodbury, Delfo Menicucci, Diana Bertini and Patrizia Bovi. At present I am deepening my knowledge of Gregorian Monody with Father Maurizio Verde o.f.m. and I am improving my vocal techniques with Gloria Banditelli.

I am a tenor in the Chorus of the Lyric Theater of Spoleto "A.Belli" with whom I took part in the Japan tour in 2003 with the "Traviata". Between 2003 and 2007 I took part in the representation of the operas: Lucia di Lammermoor, La Bohème, L'italiana in Algeri, Oberto conte di S. Bonifacio, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Tosca, Il Trovatore.

I have attended courses of Renaissance Executive Practices with Giovanni Acciai and courses of Musical Palaeography with Veronique Daniels from “Schola Cantorum Basiliensis”.

I have collaborated with various music groups and ensambles: "Accademia degli Unisoni", "Orientis Partibus", "Laus Veris", "Accademia de' musici Francesco Petrarca", "Primo Tempore". I also teach classical guitar, lute and teach music in private and public schools in Italy.