Biography

Giacomo Susani is an Italian guitarist; recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, he has won numerous prizes including the XXI International Competition – Forum Guitar Wien (Austria 2016), I Guitar Masters International Guitar Competition (Poland 2016), VII Changsha International Guitar Competition (China 2018), XXVII Koblenz International Guitar Competition (Germany 2019) and the 1st Prize at the London International Guitar Competition. He also received the support 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) and The Park Lane Group.
In 2016 he was selected by the International Guitar Foundation – Young Artists Platform for a concert tour in the UK. In 2018 EuroStrings – European Guitar Festival Collaborative invited Giacomo to perform and teach masterclasses at guitar festivals across Europe. He continues an intense performing schedule as soloist and chamber musician playing in prestigious venues in England (The Athenaeum Club, St. Martin in the Fields, King’s Place -Hall One, St James’s Piccadilly among the most recent) and in Europe.
Giacomo has already released two solo albums with the label Stradivarius which were both highly praised: ‘Giacomo Susani plays Petrassi, Bach, Tansman, Weiss’ (2015) and ‘Gebeth, Romantic music for Guitar’ (2018). In March 2018 he premiered in London the ‘Tate Sonata’ by Marek Pasieczny who dedicated the work to him. In addition to performing internationally, Giacomo has honed his compositional skills with Michele Brugnaro and Stephen Goss. His major works include a ‘Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra’,‘The Blue Madeleine’ for solo Guitar dedicated to David Russell,  ‘Of Dark Tales for two Guitars, ‘Songs of Elegance and Wisdom’ for Soprano and Guitar and ‘Quintet’ for Guitar and String Quartet (the last two published by Armelin Musica, Padova).
In 2016 he was appointed artistic director of MoMùs-More Music, a charity which promotes young classical musicians with a focus on classical guitar. He also acts as music programmer of the Barco Teatro in Padova where he was born. After studying guitar in Vicenza with Stefano Grondona, Giacomo was awarded a place with Michael Lewin at the Royal Academy of Music in the UK where he graduated and received the Gershon Ellenbogen/ Maccabean Award and August Mann Prize. He had the privilege to participate to master classes led by Leo Brouwer, Paul Galbraith, Oscar Ghiglia, David Russell, Fabio Zanon and Julian Bream.
He has just been appointed guitar teacher at the Junior Academy (RAM) and regularly lead masterclasses across Europe. He plays on two guitars made by Domingo Esteso (1926) and David Rubio (1996). He is a D’Addario and City Music Foundation Artist.