Gianni Iorio


Gianni Iorio, born in Foggia in 1972, completed his musical studies at the Conservatory of Music "U. Giordano" of Foggia, majoring in piano. He graduated with honors and an honorable mention, studying under the guidance of Franco Scala, Sergio Perticaroli, Massimo Bertucci, Jorg Demus, and Carlo Bruno.

From the early months of his studies, he emerged as the winner of numerous piano competitions, both national and international, as well as in chamber music.

He embarked on a brilliant concert career, not only as a pianist but also as a bandoneon player, supporting numerous concerts in cities, theaters, jazz clubs, and festivals across the World.

In 1999, he co-founded the "Nuevo Tango Ensamble" with P. Stafano, recording four CDs: "Astor's Mood," "A Night in Vienna," "Tango Mediterraneo," and "D'impulso."

All the CDs received praise from major magazines and websites, including Amadeus, CD Classics, Jazzit, Jazz Music, and In a 2009 review published in "Cuaderno de Jazz," journalist and critic Jonio Gonzalez ranked him among the top 3 greatest bandoneon players in Europe today.

He has recorded for prominent record labels such as Real Sound, Philology, Jazzhaus, Universal, Rai Trade, and the German National Radio Munchen.

He has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Gustavo Toker, Alfredo Marcucci, Javier Girotto, Gabriele Mirabassi, Natalio Mangalavite, Marco Siniscalco, Gianluca Renzi, and Michele Rabbia. Notably, he worked with the greatest living tango poet Horacio Ferrer (Astor's favorite lyricist), actor Michele Placido, and Oscar winner Luis Bacalov.

Occasionally, he collaborates with artists from the pop and singer-songwriter genres, including Joe Barbieri, Bungaro, and Fiorella Mannoia.

Gianni Iorio has also performed with prestigious orchestras and currently serves as the director and first bandoneon of the renowned orchestra tipica bandoneon tango "Alfredo Marcucci."

He is bandoneon Professor of Alfredo Casella Music Conservatory in LAquila (Italy).

March 2024

Nearest concerts

March, 2019
8:00 pm
May, 2024
8:00 pm
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