Biography

Born in Naples in 1977, Jacopo Di Tonno begins to study the cello at the age of nine and graduates with full marks (10/10 cum laude) from the “L. D’Annunzio” Conservatory in Pescara. He refines his skills with E. Dindo and improves his skills in the field of chamber music with P. Farulli and in the Hochschule in Koln with all members of the "Alban Berg Quartet". He becomes the first cello of the “Orchestra Giovanile Italiana”. He completes the two-year course with full marks (60/60 with honors). He boasts collaborations with conductors, such as R. Muti, G. Sinopoli, N. Marriner, C. Hogwood, G. Noseda, L. Berio, L. Pfaff, C.M. Giulini, M. Honeck, N. Luisotti and more. 

He is the first cello of I Solisti di Pavia, with which he performs during the most prestigious international concert seasons.

He is a member of the arts commission and the first cello of a new Italian music excellence, the “Colibrì Ensemble”, which has become in little more than two years a more and more important Italian reference figure both for its artistic relevance.

He performs in many concerts, including solo concerts, and features in recordings for Decca Italia, Harmonia Mundi, Brilliant Classics, Trito’, Velut Luna, Radio3, Sky Italia, Sky Arte and Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana.

He collaborates as cellist tutor with the “Orchestra Giovanile Italiana” of the Music School in Fiesole and with the "Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico" in Vicenza.

In July he will be teaching cello in the training courses of Sauze d’Oulx 2022.

Jacopo Di Tonno is founder and artistic director of the “Gravedona Chamber Music Festival” that see him in different music collaboration with great musicians like: Alexander Lonquich, Lorenza Borrani, Alessandro Carbonare, Francesca Dego, Martin Owen, Roman Simovi and Milena Simovic 

He is a cello teacher at the “G. Nicolini” Music Conservatory in Piacenza and from 2021 Jacopo Di Tonno is a cellist of the “Quartetto Klimt” Piano Quartett.

The downloadable material is included in the press-kit section