Guitarist and composer
Livio Gianola lives in Bergamo (It) where he studied
classical guitar and composition. He is an exceptionally gifted
composer/guitarist who plays an 8-string guitar with amazing ease. His
compositions are very accessible and his playing is warm, dynamic and
virtuoso. He is the only non-Spaniard to ever write music for the
prestigious Spanish National Ballet.
In 14 years of close cooperation with world famous dancer Antonio
Canales he wrote the music for the mega productions “Torero” (1992),
“Narcissus” (1995), “Gypsy” (1996), “Minotaur” (2002), “Bailaora” (2004)
and “Bohemia” (2006).
Livio Gianola played in important music halls like the Concertgebouw
in Amsterdam, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Teatro de la
Zarzuela in Madrid, Lope de Vega in Seville, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, the
Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Grand
Theater in Shanghai and the Dionysus theater near the Acropolis in
He participated in important events as a soloist and in various
formations, like the “Foro Popular” in Barcelona, the “Bienal de
Flamenco” in Seville and the “Festival di San Remo”.
Livio appeared in a number of TV programmes, like for RAI in
Italy, RTSI (Switserland), TVE (Spain), VPRO (Netherlands), etc. Livio
also wrote music for film (winner at the Rimini Film Festival). And he
composed classical oeuvre like the “Concert for guitar orchestra” and
the “Levantine Suite” for guitar and orchestra.
Recently Livio Gianola released two new albums, of which “Otro Sitio”
was the first, accompanied by flute, bandoneon, violin, vocals, bass,
“Solo a Poniente” is the latest solo album offering a rich variety in
Latin styles from Europe to Central and South Amerika.