Guitarist Giacomo Fiore was born in Genova, Italy, in 1983. Eight years later, he began strumming along to Beatles songs, moved on to fronting a glam-rock band while in high school and eventually studied solo acoustic guitar in Genova with Armando Corsi.
At the age of 19, Giacomo crossed the big pond to pursue a musical education at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he majored in Classical Guitar Performance with Muriel Anderson and Mario DaSilva. After graduating Magna Cum Laude in December 2006, he chose to further his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, joining one of the world's most dynamic and competitive guitar departments under the tutelage of David Tanenbaum; having served as a Graduate Assistant in his second year, Giacomo earned his MM in Performance in May of 2009.
Through the years, the young Italian guitarist has performed across the United States, Europe, Brazil, and Canada, offering an eclectic and refreshing mixture of genres to the most disparate audiences—notable performances include the Acoustic Guitar Festival in Sarzana and the 6th International Guitar Festival in Cervo, Italy, a commission for incidental music for Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night Dream", Belmont University's Other Showcase, Terry Riley's "Y Bolanzero" for the 2009 Blueprint season, and recitals for Trinity Chamber and Old First Concert Series.
Fiore has released two independent CDs, "Tones from an Open Heart" (2005), featuring original instrumental compositions, and "Genteel" (2009), a selection of classical, popular, and world-music tunes showcasing the various formative influences in the artist's career.
Today, Giacomo performs regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, his programs ranging in style from contemporary and avant-garde music, to the fingerstyle-influenced melodies of his beginning years. He is also continuing his musical explorations as a Ph.D. student in Musicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, since September 2009.