Gerardo Gozzi is a performer, conductor, and composer. He studied in prestigious schools in Europe such as Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Accademia Romanini in Brescia, Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music in London.
His eclectic training has profoundly influenced his creativity.
Having started his music career as clarinet and saxophone player, his fascination for the timbral potential of woodwinds consistently permeates his music as the source of color, in constant research for new expressivity. Performing on wind instruments, both as a soloist or in various formations, remains an important part of his musical life, as well as being the first exploration field for his compositions. Gerardo also trained as pianist and conductor, which enlarged his attention to harmony and use of orchestral formations.
He passionately teaches music to students of different level and age, devoting energy and experience in educating people to love and understand the beauty of the music of every kind.
Always inspired since a young age by works of his father, an architect, he often tends to conceive music as structure and space. His production is therefore naturally devoted to the creation of a sound environment, an acoustic space in which the audience can linger and evade reality.
This increasingly became the distinctive element of his music. He is currently researching on technical ways of creating the illusion of new and unusual spaces in sound in a doctorate course at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Gerardo is also co-curator of the website touchingwoods.com, a comprehensive platform dedicated to the clarinet.