Giancarlo is an award-winning composer, producer, musician, and teacher. Trained in classical piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Ontario, he holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Master’s degree from Niagara University.
Along with producing talented artists from around the world at Berklee, Giancarlo had the opportunity to perform in the renowned Video Game Orchestra alongside legendary game composer Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy Series, Chrono Trigger). Following his studies, Giancarlo delved into the world of film and videogame scoring. His score on the Canadian World War II short film, In The Hearts of Men garnered best picture awards at film festivals across North America. He has scored various other projects for clients such as Marvel, YTV, Apple, Government of Ontario, Toyota, Tropicana, Bank of Montreal, Smithsonian Channel, and more.
Giancarlo’s band, “Giancarlo & The Scarfones”, released their debut-album CAROUSEL in 2019, which led to winning two Niagara Music Awards for “Best New Group” and “Engineer of the Year”. CAROUSEL is now available everywhere, including iTunes and Spotify. He is currently in the studio recording their follow up album, “Frame of Mind” for release in 2021.
Giancarlo’s interactive projects include Creative Bytes Studios’ fantasy platform game, Embers of Mirrim, in which you can hear his medieval/folk inspired orchestral soundtrack. His other credits include the recent popular space scrolling game Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity from Canadian developer Pixelnauts. Giancarlo’s latest project has been writing the theme music to Falling Squirrel’s The Vale: Shadow of the Crown; an interactive, audio-based adventure developed alongside and for the visually impaired.
Giancarlo continues to be active as a performer, arranger, vocalist, conductor and producer. He immerses himself in the music industry and is thrilled to contribute to the mediums and genres that inspire him.