Nicola Jappelli was born in Milan in 1975. He studied at the Conservatory in Milan and Florence. He took several master classes with Leo Brouwer, which allowed him to perfect his performance and composing skills. As a composer, he has sought to develop a new and original style that is a fusion of various influences, from expressionism to minimalism, and focuses on form and on the clarity and emphasis of the material. His music reveals a curiosity and respect for styles from different periods. Inspired by these roots, Jappelli has taken his ideas and elaborated them with a profound awareness of his times and training, which primarily occurred outside of the usual academic environment. He has written works for various instruments and groups (solo guitar, two guitars, guitar and flute, guitar and clarinet, guitar and string orchestra, piano, organ, harp, orchestra, chorus, string quartet, and other chamber ensembles). His compositions have been performed by internationally acclaimed soloists and ensembles worldwide and have been well received by international critics. His guitar compositions have been recorded on two prestigious CDs (Nicola Jappelli guitar works, Andrea Dieci guitar, Brilliant Classics 9435, 2013 – Guitalian Quartet, Bridge Records 9401, 2012).