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Gianni is a composer-lyricist specializing in musical theatre and is currently based in Rome, Italy. As a composer his musical influences stem from Eastern European folk to classical to electronica. Current projects include an electro-classical musical following the lives of Wally Neuzil, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt in a distorted turn of the century Vienna with book and lyrics by Christine Claudel. He is also in the early stages of developing a musical based on the life of international ballet superstar, Rudolf Nureyev.
Originally from Scotland, his first musical, “The 8th Fold” (co-written with book writer Ava Eldred) was workshopped in London in the summer of 2013 before appearing in concert form in the West End’s Duchess Theatre the following November. In 2014 the show was invited to take part in the New York International Fringe Festival where it enjoyed a successful run and enthusiastic response. In 2015 he was invited to collaborate with lyricist Rory Sherman on the album, “Ms. – A Song Cycle” created to raise awareness for the UK MS Society. Gianni is an alumni of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Tisch NYU where he was the recipient of the Mel Silverman scholarship award in August 2016.