Biography

Guido Umberto Sacco (Milan, 1981) began his musical studies at the age of seven. 

 

He graduated in Piano Performance (M.M.), in Composition (B.M., summa cum laude) and in Piano Pedagogy (M.M.) at “Luca Marenzio” Conservatoire in Brescia, studying with Maria Teresa Mendicini, Elisabetta Brusa, Paolo Ugoletti and Francesco Gatta.

 

For over five years he has deepened his study of piano repertoire under the prestigious guidance of Pier Narciso Masi.

Maestro Masi wrote about him:

“I am pleased to attest to Guido Sacco's remarkable artistic talents. His growing piano mastery and intellectual and cultural maturation give us just a glimpse of his outstanding artistic personality.” 

 

He studied Music for Visual and Interactive Media at “Accademia Internazionale della Musica”, in Milan.

 

Fascinated by the impromptu aspects of musical creation, he also studied classical improvisation, under the guidance of maestro Christiane Montandon, and jazz improvisation, attending the Berklee College of Music’s summer courses in Perugia.

 

He performed as a concert pianist, he composed original music for film and theatre, and many of his compositions have been performed in concert programmes. He collaborates with Lucile Boulanger, an internationally renowned French gambist. To her, he dedicated the “Suite Nocturne” for solo Viola da gamba. He plays with Enrico Barbagli in an unusual harpsichord and fortepiano duo. 

He has published several recordings, both as a pianist (Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Franck’s Prélude, Fugue et Variation) and as a composer (Music for Dodos, Blue, and many others). His works are published by Edizioni Musicali Tranquilo, in Milan.

He was an Assistant Professor in Piano Performance at Conservatoire in Brescia, and he now teaches Piano and Chamber Music at Liceo Musicale “Paolina Secco Suardo” in Bergamo.