gianluca podiumGianluca 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).
He has a profound friendship with Goffredo Patrassi.
He then attended specialization courses with renowned authors such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Salvatore Sciarrino, and George Hurst before starting his own career as a pianist, keyboard player, and electronic synth programmer with Ennio Morricone with whom he collaborated for more than 10 years.
He is active both as a composer, orchestra leader, and as a pianist.
He directed relevant national and European orchestras and composed music in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and many soundtracks for cinema, documentaries, and TV shows.
Study, work, and personal taste led him towards a variety of styles and music expressions ranging from classical to pop. Gianluca collaborated with  Renato Zero, Mina and Fiorella Mannoia, along with Pino Daniele with whom he collaborated from 1997 until his recent death, composed songs, realized arrangements, and accompanied him as a pianist in worldwide concerts.
In 2013 and 2014, he orchestrated and led the symphonic orchestra accompanying Pino Daniele in his theater tour as one of the last years in the impressive Arena of Verona.

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