Giorgio Signorile

Born in 1962 in Cuneo, Giorgio Signorile began studying guitar at the local Conservatory, initially with Pino Briasco and later with Paul Manzo, graduating in 1986 with honours.

He later worked with Betho Davezac and Leo Brouwer, starting his activity as a soloist and in chamber music groups.

In this first period he devoted himself to contemporary music with L’Assieme Chitarristico Italiano – with this ensemble he recorded two CDs for the label, Dynamic and the Dutch label, Etcetera.

At the same time he started writing for his own instrument and this activity became increasingly important: travelling and encountering cultures far removed from his home world become part of his compositions. The Devenir CD, produced by the School for Advanced Musical Studies of Saluzzo in 1994 brings together his early work and pushed him to explore another aspect of making music: writing by instinct, in a ‘space’ in which he could work artistically and personally as a composer and performer.

After his victory in the composition competition “New Sounds 2007” his composing activity expanded and he collaborated with publishing houses such as Zedde, Symphony and Ut Orpheus which all lead to a series of publications dedicated to the guitar, both as a soloist and together in duet with flute, with works ranging from the world of education to professional.

His last CD, “Reflections”, produced by CNI Music of Rome, was a collection of compositions for solo guitar published in recent years by the publisher Bolognese Ut Orpheus.

From 2013 he was the official endorser of the  Aquila Corde Harmonics brand.

Lately many important performers have included his music in their recorded works, among the most famous are Giulio Tampalini (Strong emotions), Lucio Matarazzo (LM and friends) and Giorgio Mirto (Night).

An important part of his work as a musician is teaching at a middle school in music: it is primarily a comparison between two realities, a dialogue where respect and knowledge are exchanged and interact, creating culture, competition, interest and a common growth.

Conclusively, Giorgio Signorile stresses that the French and English translation of the word “play” means playing in a gaming sense and to play with music is unique and wonderful work!

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