CURRENT STUDENT PROFILE
Alessio Giacobone earned his Artist Diploma in Organ and Organ Composition at the Conservatorio di Musica San Pietro a Majella in Napoli, Italy, where he also studied piano and general composition. He has taken several master classes on early music repertoire all over Europe with world-class musicians and in 2007 he was awarded the Undergraduate Student Prize at the National Organ Competition “Città di Viterbo” (Italy). He has regularly performed across his country on prominent concert series, including “Natalis Loci” in Ravello, a world-renowned musical stage. He earned his Master’s Degree at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, in 2019, studying with Edoardo Bellotti and William Porter. Based on his performance at his Master of Music recital, he was awarded the Gerald Barnes Award for Excellence in Pipe Organ for 2020. He is an appreciated accompanist in diverse settings, from choral ensembles (Eastman Repertory Singers, 2020-2021) to dance companies (Rochester City Ballet, 2021). He has performed for and has been interviewed by radio broadcasting station WXXI (2023 MAG Clothesline Festival, showcasing the Baroque Italian Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY, and Pipedreams Live 2023). Alessio has also worked as an organ builder for several years: initially in his country, then in the United States, where he moved in 2015 to work with Taylor and Boody Organ builders, a world class company known for its amazing tracker instruments, located in Staunton, VA. He has been serving as a church organist since he was 16. Currently he is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, under the guidance of David Higgs, and is Director of Music at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in East Rochester, NY.