Giancarlo Bazzano is a native of Floridia (SR) Italy. He earned a bachelor's degree from the “V.Bellini” Music Conservatory in Catania, Italy, and later he won a full scholarship to earn a Graduate Professional Diploma in music performance at the Hartt School of Music.
Prior to Mr. Bazzano's move to the U.S., he has gained broad recognition for his mature artistry by winning several awards in both national and international competitions as soloist and as member of chamber music ensembles held through Italy and Europe. As soloist has performed extensively with many orchestras including the Accademia Musicale Euterpe Wind Ensemble, Karl Orff Wind Orchestra, Camerata Polifonica Siciliana, Italy`s Air Force Band, Capitol Winds, New Britain Symphony Orchestra and Manchester Symphony Orchestra performing symphonic repertoire and solo literature such as Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Rossini and Weber Concertos, and Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto. He is also an avid chamber music performer making recital appearances in Milan, Rome, Naples, Sicily, Spain, Netherlands, Nice, Montecarlo, Montreal, and most distinguished concert venues including Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, Bushnell Theater in Hartford (CT), New York City` s Carnegie Hall, Boston Jordan and Symphony Halls.
Mr. Bazzano has studied with internationally renowned performers such as Fabrizio Meloni (La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra), Alessandro Carbonare (Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome), Karl Leister (Berliner Philharmonic), Kalmen Opperman and Richard Stoltzman. He has also given various Master Classes in Italy and the U.S. In 2002, he made his first recording, “Clarinet all`italiana,” which includes virtuosic Opera Fantasias transcribed for clarinet and piano, such as “La Traviata,” “Rigoletto” and a world premiere recording of K. Opperman's “Un Seule.” for solo clarinet. In June 2011 Mr. Bazzano joined the US Navy Band in Washington, DC where he also has established a teaching studio.