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Giorgio Albanese was born in Ostuni, Puglia in southern Italy. He has represented Italy three times at the prestigious World Accordion Championships and won more than 30 national and international musical competitions. He holds a degree in jazz music from the Conservatorio Niccolò Piccinni in Bari, Italy and a bachelor’s degree from the Conservatorio di Monopoli Nino Rota. In 2017, he completed a master’s degree in classical and contemporary accordion. As a graduate student, he composed one of the first contemporary compositions for accordion and electronica, inspired by the works of Pauline Oliveros and John Cage.
Since January 2018, Albanese has been studying jazz composition and film scoring at Berklee College of Music, where he is part of the advanced performance program at Berklee Global Jazz Institute. He has studied with legends of contemporary jazz, such as Danilo Pérez, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, John Patitucci, Ben Street, and Adam Cruz.
Albanese is actively involved in a variety of musical projects that span jazz, world, and contemporary classical music, working across multiple disciplines including theatre, dance, and cinema. His music is influenced by world sounds and sound experimentation, producing a more profound, intrinsic language of music.
His original works were used in the short film “L’ultima partenza” and for the Tricolore Company based in London. From the start, he has experimented with the interaction between sound and video, and more generally between visual arts and music, founding his Apulian Lab Orchestra in 2015 with the goal of finding the most innovative ways to make music through the combination of different art forms.