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 Athens.
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, and percussion.
“Solo a Poniente” is the latest solo album offering a rich variety in Latin styles from Europe to Central and South Amerika. Both albums have been produced in the Netherlands by Live In Europe BV, international agents for Livio Gianola.