A protégé of the renowned French virtuoso violinist and Academy professor Maurice Hasson, Giovanni was granted a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, from where he graduated with the highest honours.
Venezuelan-born Giovanni Guzzo has established himself as one of the most versatile and charismatic musicians of his generation. Through his work as soloist, conductor and leader of some of today’s leading ensembles, he continues to captivate audiences around the world with his thrilling performances.
Following his solo debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, critics described him as a wonderfully 'magnetic' performer. Born to parents of Italian and Venezuelan heritage, Giovanni performs regularly in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals worldwide, including the Wigmore Hall, Lincoln centre in New York, the BBC Proms in London, and the Salzburg and Verbier festivals. He has performed leading conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Ivan Fischer, Semyon Bychkov, Marin Alsop, Herbert Blomstedt, Reinhard Goebel and Juanjo Mena.
A protégé of the renowned French violinist Maurice Hasson, Giovanni studied at the Reina Sofia music school in Madrid, and was then granted a scholarship at the age of 16 to study at the Academy, graduating with the highest honours. He was later appointed as one of the youngest violin Professors in Academy history.
A keen recitalist and chamber musician, he has worked closely with influential musician such as Joshua Bell, Martha Argerich, Martin Fröst, Miklós Perényi, Daniel Hope, Stephen Hough, Mats Lidstrom, Gerhard Schulz, Gábor Takács-Nagy, the Maggini and Takacs Quartet. His talent has been recognised with numerous awards including Her Majesty the Queen’s commendation for Excellence, HRH Princess Alice's Prize, the Gold medal at the Marlow Music Festival and the PROMIS award given by the London Symphony Orchestra.