Biography

 

©2011 Giacomo Castellano

Giacomo Castellano was born in Florence on the 10th of April 1969. He began studying guitar when he was 14 years old, initially self taught, he subsequently began studying at local music schools were he learnt the basis of theory, arrangements and improvisation.

In 1988 Giacomo moved to Hollywood to study at Musicians Institute. Since then he went through a lot of musical (and life) experiences including teaching, writing music books (two best sellers in guitar book category, in Italy), studio sessions, musical direction, touring, recording and tv promo with major italian and spanish artists such as Raf, Irene Grandi, Gianluca Grignani, Vasco Rossi, Paolo Vallesi, Marco Masini, Claudio Simonetti, Adriano Celentano, Gianna Nannini, Noemi, Alessandra Amoroso, Piero Pelù, Elisa Toffoli, Edurne, Diego Martin, Monica Naranjo, Rosana Arbelo, Thomas Lang, ROCK IN RIO MADRID, WE WILL ROCK YOU MADRID and many others.


His first solo album, called Cutting Bridges, was originally released on february 2004, The record is a self-produced musical experiment including music composed during these last 10 years. The music is guitar oriented but there are several musical styles involved, a new edition, remixed and remastered it’s now available! Check it out on ITunes.

Some other projects are: RACER CAFE, with Gianni Rojatti, TERABYTE With Thomas Lang.

Giacomo is actually working to different musical projects, including recordings for the german film composer Christoph Zirngibl and an personal audiovisual project.


Since 2014 Giacomo is also a videomaker, producing videos for himself and several artists/brands of his area.