2019 lunchtime recitals
Giacomo Susani is an Italian classical guitarist; born in Padova in 1995 in a family of important musical traditions, since 2014 he is based and conducts most of his artistic activity in London.
He won numerous awards, achieved recognitions and support to his career among which are remarkable those received from The Julian Bream Trust, The Calleva Foundation, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust (Star Award), Help Musicians UK (Ian Fleming Award), The Worshipful Company of Musicians (Yeoman programme), The Park Lane Group and City of Music Foundation.
In 2016 he was selected by IGF – International Guitar Foundation – Young Artists Platform for a concert tour in the UK and in 2018 by EuroStrings – European Guitar Festival collaborative which gave him the opportunity, as a “Young Star”, to perform and teach masterclasses in numerous guitar festivals around Europe.
He took part in several international guitar competitions, always achieving notable results: he was awarded 1st Prize at the London International Guitar Competition (London 2016), at the Ivor Mairants Award and at the David Russell Guitar Prize (London 2017) and he has been an award winner of the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Lugano, Switzerland 2016), XXI International Competition – Forum Guitar Wien (Wien, Austria 2016), I Guitar Masters International Guitar Competition (Wrøclaw, Poland 2016), VII Changsha International Guitar Competition (Changsha, Hunan, China, 2018); XXVII Koblenz International Guitar Competition (Koblenz, Germany 2019).
He conducts an intense performing activity as soloist, chamber musician and soloist with an orchestra, playing in prestigious venues in England (The Athenaeum Club, St. Martin in the Fields, King’s Place, St James Piccadilly among the most recent) and in Europe.
The Polish composer Marek Pasieczny dedicated to him his composition for solo guitar Tate Sonata, which he premiered in London in March 2018.