Lapo Vannucci was born in Florence in 1988. He began his studies with Riccardo Bini and then continued at the Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence, where he graduated summa cum laude with Alfonso Borghese. With Borghese he has attended a Highly Specialising Training at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, and he has also attended masterclasses with Arturo Tallini, Alvaro Company, Francesco Romano, Frédéric Zigante and Stefano Viola. He achieved also the Master Degree summa cum laude, and he then specialised with Alberto Ponce and Tania Chagnot at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot”, where he achieved the Diplôme Supérieur d’exécution and the prestigious Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste.
He has won several national and international competitions (Liburni Civitas, Città di Piove di Sacco (PD), Città di Massa, Città di San Sperate (CA), Città di Asti, Mendelsshon Cup di Taurisano (LE), Riviera Etrusca, Città di Grosseto, Riviera della Versilia, “Davide Lufrano Chaves”), both as a soloist and in different chamber music ensembles.
He teaches in several important musical institutes and is the artistic director for the Guitar Competition “Giulio Rospigliosi”.
He regularly performs in prestigious musical institutes and festivals both in Italy and abroad (in Malta, for the Victoria International Arts Festival, in Japan for a sixteen-concert tour, in Germany for the Havelländische Musikfestspiele in Berlin, for the Neckar Musikfestival in Weinsberg (Stuttgart) and for the Meisterkonzerte concert season in Fürstenzell (Bayern), in Spain for the renowned Fundación Andrés Segovia in Linares and for the Festival Internacional de Música S’Agaró, in France at Salle Cortot in Paris and in several cities in Romania: Bucarest, Onesti, Bacau, Ramnicu Valcea, Botosani).
He has performed the première of pieces by Teresa Procaccini, Luigi Giachino, Francesco De Santis, Ian C. Scott, Matteo Pittino, Albino Taggeo, Giuseppe Crapisi and the concert for guitar and orchestra by the composer Francesco Di Fiore.
He recorded the cd “Italian Music for Guitar and Piano” for the label Velut Luna. The cd, recorded with Luca Torrigiani, contains four absolute premieres.
The guitar he plays has been built for him by the Japanese luthier Masaki Sakurai.