Biographie

Vincent Gullo commence le piano à 5 ans. Après avoir étudié à l’académie communale de Seraing, il entre au Conservatoire Royal de Lège en 1997 à 17 ans. Il entrera ensuite dans la classe de Jo Alfidi où il étudiera le piano classique pour obtenir son premier prix 3 ans plus tard dans la classe de Jean Schils.

Son parcours au Conservatoire dure 10 ans. Il étudiera également l’harmonie qu’il digèrera lentement pour donner naissance à son envie de composer et obtiendra un premier prix en écriture et analyse en 2004 (approche stylistique de Brahms et Shumann). Le classique faisant partie de son quotidien, il détourne cependant son attention vers la musique pop/jazz et se nourrit d’expériences sur scène et en studio en gardant toutefois comme influence, la musique de Chopin, Rachmaninoff.

C’est la chanson italienne, l’accompagnant depuis sa tendre enfance, qui lui donne l’inspiration nécessaire à se lancer dans l’écriture et l’arrangements de chansons.

A 18 ans, les premières chansons prennent forme pour l’amener à participer au Festival de la Chanson Italienne en Belgique qu’il remportera à 3 reprises (2000-2001-2003) dans la catégorie compositeur/interprète. Diverses rencontres et expériences scéniques lui apportent les réponses nécessaires qu’il attendait sur son évolution et son chemin artistique. Il devient accompagnateur dans les classes de chant et de formation instrumentale et tente de proposer ses idées, grâce, entre autres, à l’ouverture d’une section variété qu’il gère dans l’école où il enseigne de 1999 (académie Amélie Dengis).

Sa passion pour la scène lui donnera aussi l’occasion de jouer dans 4 comédies musicals aux Pays-Bas (Sister Act, Little Shop of Horro, Famous, Shrek/Kumulus Maastricht).

En 2008, il fait la rencontre de Lara Fabian qui lui donnera l’occasion de l’accompagner sur sa tournée “Toutes les Femmes en Moi” en piano/voix sur les plus belles scènes de Russie, Ukraine et même d’Israël. En février 2015, Il l’accompagnera aussi au festival de San remo.

La maturation de ses compositions voit le jour, son album  »Miracle of light » lui permettra d’en réaliser une suite pour piano et orchestre qu’il jouera avec le Brussels Philharmonie Orchestra le 16 décembre 2017 sous la direction  son ami, David Navarro Turres.

Vincent Gullo was born in Ougrée, Belgium in 1980.

He started to play the piano when he was 5 years old.

He first studied music at the academy of music in Seraing. Later on, he entered the Liège Royal Music Conservatory, at the age of 17. His first piano teacher was Jo Alfidi who taught him classical music.

Three years later he received his first piano prize as one of Jean Schils’ students.

Vincent spent 10 years in the Liège Conservatory. He had quite a hard time studying harmony but finally managed to integrate the necessary knowledge to feed his creativity and enable him to start composing music. In 2004, he received first prize in writing and analysing music (stylistic approach of Brahms and Schumann).

Vincent has always loved classical music; it was, and still is, part of his daily life. But he soon became attracted to Pop and Jazz. He broadened his musical background thanks to his first experiences on stage and in studios. But still, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Mahler kept influencing him.

He found his deepest inspiration in the Italian music, which he heard since childhood. At the age of 18, Vincent had already composed and arranged songs. He presented his first songs at the Belgian festival for Italian songs and received three awards (2000-2001- 2003) in the category “Composer and Singer”. His musical path led him to meet different people and learn from various stage experiences. In 1999, he became a musical accompanist in singing classes and a piano teacher at the Academy of Music “Amélie Dengis” in Seraing. Since he wanted to share his interest for Pop music, he suggested that a section “Variety Piano” should be opened. Nowadays, Vincent is still managing that section. Apart from teaching, Vincent Gullo regularly plays on stage, which he definitely loves. He had the opportunity to play in 4 musicals in the Netherlands (Sister Act, The Little Shop of Horrors, Famous, Shrek/ kumulus Maastricht).

In 2008, he met Lara Fabian, with whom he had the opportunity to go on tour.  They played “toutes les femmes et moi” – piano/voice, on the nicest stages of Russia, Ukraine and even Israel.

In February 2015, he had the great pleasure to accompany her to the Italian song festival of Sanremo – a real boon!

Vincent Gullo is a polyvalent musician.  He is currently producing pop music and working on symphonic arrangements of his album “Miracle of Light”. He will soon most convincingly perform his compositions with an orchestra and express his passion for film music.

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