It is said that music soothes the soul (and the savage beast). Here at CDL, we also believe in the power of music to build community through the shared appreciation of musical self expression,
and that is why we are so pleased to introduce an exciting, new programming initiative this summer – our annual Music in the Air concert. At this open air concert in the Library’s Reading Garden, music lovers of all ages are invited to come together to share their love and appreciation for classical music.
This year’s inaugural concert will feature international classical pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi. There will be seating for classical music aficionados who want an upclose view of piano mastery as well as space on the grass to spread out a blanket and kick back surrounding yourself in Jacopo’s lush artistry. There will be plenty of room for an impromptu pirouette if the music – and spirit moves you!
Jacopo has performed at major festival and venues, lectured, and served on competition juries throughout the United States and Europe. In 2011, he formed the “Mephisto Piano Duo” with Sergio Baietta, and performed throughout Italy. He has won numerous international competitions including the International Piano Competition San Dona` di Piave, Premio Crescendo in Florence, and the International Liszt Competition in Los Angeles. He taught at the Conservatory of Verona “E.F. Dall’ Abaco” and worked as collaborative pianist at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels. Jacopo studied in Weimar at the Liszt Hochschule, earning his first Master`s Degree in Piano performance in 2009, a Master`s in Sound Design at the Conservatory of Verona, and a diploma at the International Piano Academy of Imola “Incontri col Maestro.” Jacopo is a graduate in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California (2016.)
To whet your appetite for Jacopo’s Music in the Air concert, check out his music videos on youtube by searching for “Jacopo Giacopuzzi.”
Many thanks to our Gold Sponsors who have helped make this program possible.
Michael D. Kunkel & Henry Cox
Friends of Chelsea District Library