Giovanni is an award-winning italian film music composer and orchestrator. He received the prestigious Jimmy Van Heusen Award for the Best Score, for his work during the 2015 NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in New York. He writes music in a variety of styles and works mostly with independent cinema and animation. He composed music for dozens of projects – feature films, shorts, tv series. He has been a self taught and extremely active and versatile multi-instrumentalist and composer for years, joining and leading funky, jazz, blues and experimental rock bands. He is also featured in the “Composer to Watch” spotlight in the Ascap.com website. He holds a Master Degree in Film Scoring from the Conservatory of Ferrara and studied Jazz Bass, Arranging and Composing at the Siena Jazz University. His latest composition “Heart” has been premiered by the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, within the 2 Agosto International Composing Competition.
At the Conservatory of Ferrara he studied Composition with Fabrizio Festa, Orchestration with Aurelio Zarrelli and Conducting with Riccardo Ceni. During the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop at NYU he had the privilege to learn from an outstanding faculty, including Mark Snow (The X-Files, Blue Bloods) Sean Callery (24, Homeland), Ira Newborn (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Naked Gun), among others. Giovanni was mentored by composers and orchestrator of the caliber of Conrad Pope (Jurassic Park, The Matrix, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), Chritopher Young (Spiderman 3, Drag Me To Hell) and Gary Schyman (BioShock, The A-Team), and attended seminars with multi instrumentalist and composer Giulio Carmassi (Pat Metheny Group), and jazz bass players Anders Jormin and Scott Colley.