Giovanni Renzo was born in Messina, Italy, in 1962. He made his debut in 1979 as a jazz pianist. He regularly plays at music venues and festivals, alternating concerts with teaching and composition. Renzo has composed music for films, theatrical works, ballets, opera, multimedia performances. His first recording, “Eclisse” (1989), is a collection of piano solo compositions. Then he produced “La distanza della Luna” for piano and orchestra (1996 and 2007), “Il mare” (2001), live recording featuring Paolo Fresu, “Atlas Coelestis”, book plus DVD (2008), and the piano solo albums “Infanzia” (2008), ”Racconti per pianoforte” (2010), “Live in Marsala” (2018).
Since 2010 he is protagonist of the “Cosmic Concert”, an annual event for the Global Astronomy Month organized by Astronomers Without Borders and broadcast live streaming worldwide. Renzo was quoted by the Spanish Blog “Los mejores pianistas del Mundo” as one of the world’s greater pianist, mainly for his original work about music and astronomy.