gianluca podioGianluca Podio – Head of Composition

Gianluca Podio was born in Rome in 1963.
He graduated in piano, orchestra leading and composition, and took a second cycle degree in Composition (from ‘900 to nowadays).
Fundamental for his artistic and human growth was his profound friendship with Goffredo Patrassi.
He then attended composition specialization courses with renowned authors such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Salvatore Sciarrino and George Hurst, before starting his own career as pianist, keyboard player and electronic synth programmer with Ennio Morricone, with whom he collaborated for more than 10 years.
He is active both as composer and orchestra leader and as pianist.
He directed relevant national and European orchestras, he composed music which has been played in prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York and many soundtracks for cinema, documentaries and tv shows.
Study, work and personal taste led Gianluca Podio towards a variety of styles and music expressions ranging from classics to pop. He wrote many songs, most of which have been interpreted by famours Italian artists such as Renato Zero, Mina and Fiorella Mannoia, while with Pino Daniele, with whom he collaborated from 1997 until his recent premature death, he composed songs, realized arrangements and accompanied him as pianist in worldwide concerts.
In 2013 and 2014 he orchestrated and led the concerts of the symphonic orchestra accompanying Pino Daniele in his theatres tour, such as the one of last year in the impressive Arena di Verona.

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