wo 24 jan 2018
At only 22 years of age, Italian clarinetist Jacopo Bertoncello has had a vivid curiosity for any form of art since his childhood. His curiosity soon transformed into passion when, at 11, he felt in love with classical music and decided to pursuit his career-to-be as a clarinetist. Jacopo’s studies started in Italy, at the Conservatory of Vicenza, before he moved to Trento, where he met the clarinetist Lorenzo Guzzoni who became both his mentor and his source of inspirations. Under Guzzoni’s guidance, last year Jacopo successfully accomplished his Bachelor’s Degree in Clarinet at the Conservatory of Trento and Riva del Garda and he is now continuing his studies with a Master in Classical Clarinet, focusing on soloist’s performance.
Despite his young age, during his academical years Jacopo has met some of the most famous Italian clarinetists, like Fabrizio Meloni and Calogero Palermo. Under the direction of Andrea Loss, he performed as first clarinet with the Rovereto Wind Orchestra (Rovereto - Italy), playing in important events and music festivals, such as the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence) and in the 2017 World Music Contest in Kerkrade (the Netherlands), where he was part of the only Italian Orchestra in the Concert Division. Thanks to the Rovereto Wind Orchestra, he also had the opportunity of playing alongside well-known conductors Henry Adams and Alex Schillings.
For the academic year 2017/2018 he is an exchange student at Fontys Hoegeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg, where he’s studying clarinet with Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer and bass clarinet with Henri Bok. Although he only moved to the Netherlands in September 2017, Jacopo has already played in the prestigious venues Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.
Three miniatures - Krzysztof Penderecki
Clarinet Sonata op. 120 n.1 - Johannes Brahms
Clarinet: Jacopo Bertoncello
Piano: Martien Maas