Iacopini was born in Rome, Italy, in 1958. He graduated
with top honors from the Conservatory of Bari, Italy, where
he received his first-class degree in saxophone. Currently,
he teaches saxophone at the Conservatorio di Bari. His musical
performances include solo concerts and playing with chamber
ensembles. With the saxophone quartet, M. Mule, he won two
important competitions: Giovani promesse in 1988 at Taranto,
Italy, receiving the medal of honor awarded by the President
of the Italian Republic, and also the Friends of Music from
the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome.
Beginning in 1978, Mr. Iacopini has often performed with
the St. Cecilia Orchestra playing the symphonic repertoire
of Bizet, Ravel, Mussorgski, Prokofiev, Gershwin, Shostakovich,
Penderecki, Berio, Clementi, et al. with many prominent
His musical activities also include playing in the theater
where he plays his own compositions as well as those of
other composers. He has given seminars and conferences about
the saxophone, its nature and music, at the First University
La Sapienza and at the Institute of French Culture of Rome.
Both his solo and chamber music repertoire
include 20th century classical music, as well as jazz. Mr.
Iacopini has concertized throughout Europe.
(Iacopini) has phenomenal
technique, particularly in the middle and lower registers
and an unusual, red-wine tone that is quite unlike anything
I have heard before outside of the jazz world.
Steven Ritter, American Record Guide
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