Jacopo Gianninoto is a guitarist, lutenist and composer from Italy now based in Bangkok.
He started playing Guitar when he was 5 years old, since then he never stopped and he completed his studies at the Conservatory “A. Pedrollo” in Vicenza.
He is the creator and director of several artistic multidisciplinary projects such as “Baroque Me Baby”, “Renaissance Redux”, “The Praise of Folly”, “Romance is a hoax” “one/one performance”, “The Giordano Bruno Project”, “Lux In Tenebris”, “Please don’t entertain me”, “Chiaroscuro”, “Herometic” and many more.
His composing activity focuses on the idea of creating music of the 21st century with ancient instruments such as Lute and Baroque Guitar, and with an improvisation “spirit” that comes in connection to his renaissance and baroque musical studies, often involving also works of visual artists, dancers, actors and writers for original collaborations developing the same concepts from different artistic perspectives, as for example his collaboration with legendary writer S.P. Somtow and visual artist Voraprada V.
During his career he published recordings and books, and gave several recitals, concerts and master classes in many countries around the world while collaborating with international music and artistic institutions such as Fondazione Levi, Opera Siam, Assumption University of Thailand, Shrewsbury International, Bel Teatro, Urban Bones Dance, B-Floor Theatre, All-Soul Theatre.
The main focus of his performance research, beside his own music, is “Historical Performance Practice” and he dedicates himself to the study and interpretation of the early repertoire with original instruments. He uses an original French romantic guitar from the year 1805, one replica of a H. Frei renaissance lute, one replica of an anonymous Italian baroque guitar, one adapted theorbo (or Tiorbino) replica from a Dieffopruchar’s baroque lute and one replica Renaissance Guitar, and his approach is that of a “Historically Informed Performance” but at the same time trying to use the principles that guided the creativity of those artists from the past applied in a XXI Century context to create a new work of art and not simply a “museum” performance.