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 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.