Sunday, January 23, 2011

Morning Has Broken - Giovanni Marradi

Giovanni Marradi is a pianist, composer and arranger. He was born as the son of the famed Italian trumpeter and conductor Alfredo Marradi; his great-grandfather, also named Giovanni Marradi, was a legendary poet and composer as well.

Giovanni began playing piano at age five, and three years later was sent to study composition and technique with Michael Cheskinov at the Russian Conservatory. In the years to follow, he emerged as a remarkably prolific composer, often writing as many as ten new songs each week. Forming his own label, NewCastle Records, he also hosted his own weekly television series, Giovanni's World of Music. His frequent appearances on cable's QVC network offered a major boost to his international visibility as well, and in one 12-minute stretch alone he sold over 120,000 albums. In 1998 Giovanni signed with Atlantic Records, making his label debut with Destiny early the following year. Classic Nights with Giovanni television series was released in the mid-1999, trailed later that same year by The Magic of Christmas DVD. To date, Giovanni has sold millions of cds around the world and currently has over 30 CDs available directly through his website. Giovanni will soon release his latest CDs, "Because I Love You" and "Softly". He is currently composing, recording and performing and lives in Southern California.

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