“Giordano Passini is a guitarist that deserves attention. His musicality, already strong at the beginning and made precious by its own sensibility, is evident even in the choice of the repertoire of his concerts. These aspects, corroborated by an elegant technique, allow him to elaborate bright interpretations that start from a guitar tradition well known to him and are projected in an original, consistent and elegant world.”

Ermanno Brignolo – guitarist, music critic and artistic director


“Great performance (…)supported by a delicate pizzicato touch, but convincing at the same time (…) bringing us back to a magical, mild and solitary atmosphere.”

Edoardo Farina – journalist, musician

Born in Bologna in 1986 he started to study piano at 12 with M° Fiorella Petronici, after a year, passed on to the classical guitar with M° Cristian Gentilini. Later he continues the guitar studies with M° Giovanni Maselli.
In 2011 he graduated at Licinio Refice Conservatory, Frosinone, Italy.
At the end of 2011 he attended, for two years, the specialization Master at “ Tarrega Guitar Academy” in Pordenone with M° Paolo Pegoraro and M° Adriano Del Sal.
In 2013 he attended a specialization Master at "Il Cantiere della Musica" Monterotondo (RM) under the guidance of M° Arturo Tallini.

In 2015 he started the prestigious II Level Master in "Interpretation of Contemporary Music" at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. He graduated in 2016 with great results presenting a thesis and final concert named “Open Music” with the first absolute performance of a piece written for guitar and electronic by Roman composer Michele Papa.

He participated in a lot of Masterclasses with important international guitar players including: Ricardo Jesus Gallén, Carlos Barbosa Lima, Roland Dyens, Walter Zanetti, Francois Laurent, Guido Fichtner, Johannes Tappert, Eduardo Eguez, Johannes Tonio Kreusch, Adriano Del Sal, Johan Fostier.

He is attending, since 2016, an annual study path with M° Aniello Desiderio.

During his career he won several prizes in competitions both National and International.

His intense soloist carrer led him playing in a lot of Countries: Italy, Spain, Israel, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hog Kong, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Turkey, Argentina, Romania, Albania and in prestigious concert halls: “Festival dei due Mondi” in Spoleto (Italy), Teatro Real Carlos III of Aranjuez (Spain), Youth Theatre of Hong Kong, Jerusalem Theatre, Felicia Blumenta theatre of Tel Aviv, Cecília Meireles Hall of Rio de Janeiro, etc.

He is regularly invited at Festival as Recital player, Masterclass teacher or juror: “Festival dei due Mondi” (Spoleto), Acerra Guitar Meetings (Napoli), Valerio Guitar Festival (Yogiakarta, Indonesia), Tarrega Guitar Festival (Kuala Lumpur Malesia), BorgGuitar (Borgotaro, Parma) etc.

In 2013 he made his debut as soloist with the orchestra performing "Fantasia para un Gentilhombre" by J. Rodrigo.

During November 2015 he held two concerts in Bosnia - Herzegovina during the month dedicated to Italian Culture to the presence of the highest Italian and foreign diplomatic offices.
During Summer 2016 and 2017 he was in Asia for concert tours that led him playing in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
As representative of “Bologna City of Music Unesco” he played for the first time in South America during Autumn 2017. He played for a tour of concerts in Brazil, playing in the most important cities such as: Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Brasilia e Salvador.
During Spring 2018 he played in Argentina for a series of concerts in the cities of Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata and Cordoba.

On the English magazine “Classical Guitar Magazine” (issued August 2012) was published an interview about him written by Lawrence Del Casale.

Articles and interviews about Giordano were written or broadcasted on: Resto Del Carlino, I Martedì, Gli Amici della Musica, Rai 3, Radio Flash.

In 2014 he published his first solo CD entitled "Frammenti" with music for guitar of the twentieth century.

The album has been the subject of several interviews at radio broadcasts such as Radio Vaticana, Radio Kairos and Radio Tre (transmission "Primo Movimento").

On the specialized magazine "Sei Corde" -number of April-June 2015-, the album got a great review by Ermanno Brignolo.

At the beginning of 2019 his second recording work “Through Inside” will be released published by the label DotGuitar.

Winner in 2014 of the prize created by “Giovani Confcommercio - Ascom Bologna” dedicated to "Massimo Zivieri" for passion, innovation and expertise, he is moreover founder, chairman and professor of classical guitar at the music school “OusiArmonica” in the area of Bologna and Modena since 2006.
From 2009 he created and conducts as artistic director the International Classical Guitar festival “Claxica” that in few editions has become a landmark in the guitar landscape, hosting guitarist coming from all over the world.

He is Endorser of Aquila Corde (https://aquilacorde.com/) and Martinez Guitar (http://www.martinezguitars.eu/)