Born in Palermo,Sicily in 1981, Giovanni grew up in Baucina a small Village near Palermo , He began playing Trumpet in the Community band when was 11 years old . Later , he studied trumpet in Palermo at the Music Conservatory “ V .Bellini” with Pasquale Cecere and Nicola Genualdi after gained the trumpet postgrade in 2002 he auditioned to be part of the La Scala Opera House Music Academy in Milan studying with the Principal Trumpets Giuseppe Bodanza & Francesco Tamiati and being part of the Youth orchestra of La Scala Opera House, since he gained his postgrade (to present) Giovanni partecipated in many Brass master classes around Europe to improve his Trumpet playing having lessons with : Malcom McNab, Mark O’Keeffe,Thomas Gansch, Salvatore Magazzu , Michele Bonanno, Marco Pierobon, Marco Braito, Gianluca Scipioni , Salvatore Piazza.
In 2003 He started to collaborate with almost the Italian’s Orchestras as a freelance trumpet player and has performed in the most famous Italian’s Music Halls with Symphonic and Opera Orchestra of: La Scala Opera House, Arena di Verona , Teatro dell Opera di Roma, Teatro Massimo di Palermo , Francesco Cilea Philarmonic , Musica Riva Festival Philharmonic , Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, University of Milan Orchestra, Tolkeniana Symphony Orchestra .
In October 2008 Giovanni decided to move to London to develop his Career as Orchestral and Solo in UK , Since arriving in the UK he has worked and studied with as many great musicians as possible including : Gerry Ruddock, Philippe Schartz, Colin Clague,Paul Archibald. Since 2010 he has studied with Paul Mayes , adopting the Mayes Method and System with which he continues to develop and thrive.
He has been privileged to work with conductors such as: Riccardo Muti, Thomas Søndergård ,Gianluigi Gelmetti, Roberto Abbado, Giuseppe Montanari, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Alberto Veronesi and many others.
Giovanni is now an established Freelance Player and Soloist in the UK working with many Orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and performing with his Trumpet and Organ Duo , Brass Septet .
A leading educator and trumpet pedagogue he holds post with Richmond Music Trust and Kingston Music Service and has recently began a tutor for the English Brass Academy.
Outside music, Giovanni enjoys playing football and watching sports programs as Tennis, Rugby, Horses, Formula 1, Moto GP, and as a food lover exploring the typical and local food of every country, to Improve his cooking skills.