Giacomo Arfacchia

Giacomo Arfacchia

Born in Domodossola, Italy, in 2001. Since 2021, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Clarinet Chair with professor Pascal Moraguès. He has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

He began his clarinet studies at the age of 8 under the mentoring of Gabriele Oglina. He also studied with Fabrizio Meloni at Milan’s Albero della Musica association. Since 2018, he furthered his training at Novara’s Guido Cantelli Conservatory in Roberto Bocchio’s class. He has attended masterclasses by Fabrizio Meloni (Teatro alla Scala), Calogero Palermo (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Nicolas Baldeyrou (Radio Franche Philharmonic), Giovanni Punzi (Philarmonic Orchestra of Copenhaguen), Milan Rericha, and Matthew Wilkie.

His awards include the first prizes at the 1st World Clarinet E-Competition International (2020), the Clarinet Junior Competition (Belgium, 2018) and those that he won the same year in Italy in competitions such as the City of Fabriano Clarinet New Talents, the City of Stresa International Competition and the first absolute prize at the Fedele-Brera City of Novara National Musical Performance Competition.

As a student of the School, he is a member of the D'Anches and the Mistral trios.