Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy 70th Birthday Gian Piero Reverberi

Italian composer Gian Piero Reverberi was born on July 29, 1939 in Genoa, Italy he is a the brother of composer Gianfranco Reverberi. Gian Piero obtained diplomas in piano and composition from the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa. He then worked in the media composing TV themes, pop, rock-n-roll songs and two Spaghetti Western scores, “A Colt in the Hand of the Devil” and “Viva Django” both in 1967. He also created the Rondo Veneziano ensemble and often works with his brother and fellow composer Gianfranco.

As a producer Gian Piero for New Trolls and Le Orme rock bands in the ‘60s and ‘70s. He has also produced several albums over the years.
In 1979, he founded the Rondò Veneziano Chamber Orchestra, which he has led ever since, having been the main composer, arranger, and conductor of the group. They play original instruments, incorporating a modern rock-style rhythm section comprising synthesizer, bass guitar and drums. The group, specializing in latter Baroque music, has produced 70 albums and sold more than 20 million copies in 29 years. Today we celebrate Gian Piero Reverberi’s 70th birthday.

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