Ignazio calls himself the “funny part” of Il Volo. He was born on October 4,1994 in Bologna. His family has since moved, and he now calls Marsala, Sicily [pop 82700] his home. He has an older sister, Nina.
He started singing alone in his room and was discovered by his mother, who came in after hearing him, wondering what he was doing. In an Italian TV show interview, his father said that as a young boy, Ignazio “always sang and made noise with his drum set, ” and his Mom thought that it was all just for fun, but, after his first concert, they [his parents] knew that it was serious.
Ignazio plays the piano and bass guitar as well as the drums. He listens to all kinds of music, although as a child he listened to Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. The first album he bought was that of Bocelli. To him, music is like family and it’s something you breathe everyday. The Highlight of his career so far was singing with Barbara Streisand at The Barclays Center in New York.
History was Ignazio’s favorite subject during his school years. He is very interested in airplanes [he used to make model airplanes with his Dad] and would like to be a pilot someday. He likes Harry Potter movies, but like his Il Volo brother, Piero, his celebrity crush isn’t among his favorite movies. He confirmed during the Kris Jenner Show to promote their “We Are Love” tour that his crush is Anne Hathaway.
Ignazio has been open about the fact that he loves his Il Volo brothers very much and credits them with encouraging him in many ways.
This is what our music expert, Myron Heaton, wrote about him:
“In America he would usually be referred to as a lyric tenor. Sometimes in Europe, that kind of voice would be called spinto tenor, from the Italian, “lirico spinto”: a voice that can float high above all the other sounds but can, when needed , become powerful to dominate.
“From my personal standpoint as a voice teacher/coach, I admire his ability to give enough solid breath support to create gorgeous high notes that are not “forced” but fluid or “lirico”: lyric. This guy will always be a great tenor.”
Note: As Mr. Heaton has mentioned, he speaks from his personal experience as a voice coach, and does not coach/instruct any of the members of Il Volo.