Luca Pignata is born in Merano, Italy in 1987.

His repertoire ranges from baroque (Bach, Scarlatti, Händel, and Vivaldi) to original contemporary music (Sciarrino, Gubaidulina, Lindberg, Sørensen, Ingólfsson, and Hosokawa), including also music by composers such as Messiaen, Mussorsky, Stravinsky, Ravel, and Grieg. He performs solo, duo, ensemble, and orchestral works.

Baroque Accordion (released in 2019) is his first solo CD. To buy the physical CD email to info@lucapignata.com. The album is available on Spotify, Tidal, Amazon music and Apple music.

Luca studied with Claudio Jacomucci at the Conservatoire of Pescara (IT) (Master’s degree in accordion 110/110 cum laude) and with Frode Haltli (NO) at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. Luca also holds a Bachelor’s in physics from the University of Trento.

Luca has performed as soloist in Italy, France, Norway, Belgium, and The Nederlands for institutions and festivals such as BOZAR Bruxelles, De Singel Antwerpen, LOD Muziektheater Gent, Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Amsterdam, Festival ‘La Via Lattea (SVI), Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, Gent Conservatory, Bolzano Conservatory, Barco Ducale di Urbania, Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona, Sala Raffaello Urbino, Norges Musikkhøgskole Oslo, Pescara Conservatory, Talklang festival (ITA).

Luca currently lives in Deinze (Belgium), where he plays as freelance musician and teaches accordion and ensemble in the music academies of Waregem, Zottegem  and Tielt.





Further informations

He started playing the accordion at the age of nine in the local music school with Matteo Facchin, with whom he got in contact at a young age studying baroque and contemporary music.
Between 2008 and 2013 he attended the Italian Accordion Academy under the guidance of Claudio Jacomucci (accordion) and Kathleen Delaney (Alexander technique).

He has premiered the work “Tensegrity” of C. Jacomucci for 8 accordions and 4 dancers (Amsterdam, 2012) and Arcana for 4 accordions and choir (Urbania, 2013).

2013: first price (“Primo premio assoluto”) ex aequo at the International accordion competition of Santeramo in Colle (IT). 2014: second price at the International accordion competition of Rieti (IT). 2015: finalist of the “Supernova Klassiek” competition in Bruxelles in duo with Barbara Ardenois (duo Multiple Choice).

Luca Pignata attended masterclasses with the accordionists Claudio Jacomucci, Corrado Rojac, Massimiliano Pitocco, Luciano Biondini (Ita), Iñaki Alberdi (Spa), Jean Luc Manca (Fra), Butch Morris, Pauline Oliveros (USA), Friedrich Lips, Sergej Tchirkov (Rus), Sigiswald Kuijken (Bel), Philippe Thuriot (Bel).

From 2008 til 2013 he attended the “Master Course in Accordion” with Claudio Jacomucci and Kathleen Delaney, mastering in the study of his instrument and following lessons of Alexander Technique. He continued to study the Alexander Technique with Stephen Parker (UK) and Katrien Vanderbeke (BEL).

In 2007 he recorded the soundtrack for the silent film of the twenties “Blind Husbands” of Erich von Stroheim under the direction of the composer Tiziano Popoli, with original compositions of the composer himself. The DVD is published by the Centro Audiovisivi of Bolzano.

2010: “Conduction” n.191 with the American conductor Butch Morris, “Südtirol Jazz Festival Alto Adige”.

In 2011-2012 he played in the instant improvisation group “The Comfort Zone” of Merano. Bolzano: festival “Adige Risuona” under Staffan Mossenmark (Sve).

2015: soloist with the Orchestra of the conservatory of Pescara (Symphonic Fantasy and allegro op.20 by Ole Schmidt)

Luca is a specialized teacher at CVO Panta Rhei in Gent (Belgium).


CV Nederlands

Luca Pignata (* 1987) is geboren in Merano, in de Italiaanse Alpenprovincie Zuid-Tirol. Hij begon op negenjarige leeftijd accordeon te spelen in de plaatselijke muziekschool met Matteo Facchin, met wie hij op jonge leeftijd in contact kwam met het bestuderen van barok en hedendaagse muziek.

Tussen 2008 en 2013 volgde hij de Italiaanse Accordeonacademie onder begeleiding van Claudio Jacomucci (accordeon) en Kathleen Delaney (Alexandertechniek). Hij studeerde verder bij Claudio Jacomucci aan het Conservatorium van Pescara (Ita) (Master’s degree in accordeon) en bij Frode Haltli (Nor) aan de Noorse Muziekacademie in Oslo. Luca heeft ook een bachelor in fysica van de Universiteit van Trento.

Luca trad op als soliste in Italië, Frankrijk, Noorwegen, België, Switserland en Nederland voor instellingen en festivals zoals BOZAR, Istituto Italiano di Cultura van Amsterdam, Teatro Valli van Reggio Emilia (Ita), Conservatorium van Gent, Conservatorium van Bolzano (Ita), Barco Ducale di Urbania (Ita), Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona (Ita), Sala Raffaello in Urbino (Ita), Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo (Nor), Conservatorium van Pescara, Talklang festival (Ita), Festival La Via Lattea (Swi) ).

Zijn repertoire varieert van barok (Bach, Scarlatti, Händel en Vivaldi) tot originele hedendaagse muziek (Sciarrino, Gubaidulina, Lindberg, Sørensen, Ingólfsson en Hosokawa), waaronder ook muziek van componisten zoals Messiaen, Mussorsky, Stravinsky, Ravel en Grieg. Hij speelt solo, duo, ensemble en orkestrale werken.

Luca woont in Deinze (België), waar hij speelt als freelance muzikant en doceert aan de muziekacademies van Waregem en Zottegem.

Baroque Accordion (uitgebracht in 2019) is zijn eerste solo-cd.