Chiaramello enrolled at the Conservatorio di Musica "G. Verdi" di Torino in 1949, at 10 years old. He studied there until 1960, graduating in piano, organ, composition and choral singing.
From 1960 today he has participated to several Festival di Contemporary Musica including the one of Venice, Belgrade, Warsaw winning numerous prizes. He has also gained the international prize of composition Rainier III of Monaco in 1962.
He has taught Composition to the Conservatory of S. Cecilia of Rome in years 1985/87.
He has made the arrangements for the most famous singers of the years 60/70: Milva, Villa, Endrigo, Pettenati, Delirium, New Trolls, Ivano Ditches, Pieces etc.
He has participated as orchestra director to several Festival di San Remo and Eurocanzone.
He has participated in radio and television productions in quality of arranger and director of orchestra.
He has composed musics of scene in Italy and to the foreign country signing some between the most prestigious shows of the last vent' years between which: "Orlando Furioso", "I due gemelli veneziani", "Il bugiardo", "Zio Vania", "Cyrano di Bergerac", "Caligola", "Macbeth", "Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore" and for the Burgtheater of Vienna "Le Baccanti", "Gli uccelli" and "Oreste".
He collaborates in quality of arranger and director of orchestra (also in record and television productions) with Luciano Pavarotti (Decca) and José Carreras.
Since 1993 he was the arranger of the Pavarotti & Friends concerts.
CHIAMARELLO, Giancarlo (aka Charlie Mells, Ollamar) [2/18/1939, Bra, Piedmont, Italy –
] – composer, conductor, arranger, musician (keyboards).
Stay Away from Trinity When He Comes to Eldorado – 1972 [as Ollamar]