Giovanni Agosti is an italian pianist and composer currently based in Amsterdam. Classical and jazz trained, since young age he undertook an eclectic musical path performing in the funk, rock and progressive metal fields playing both piano and guitar. Later on he dedicated himself to jazz and improvised music collaborating with musicians like A. Dulbecco, G. Corini, F. Lento, S. Mussida, B. Ferra, S. Beskrone, D. Monaghan and many more, performing in Europe and the US in some of the finest clubs and festivals. In 2015 he is co-founder of Honolulu Records, a contemporary jazz record label based in Milan.
2016 Stretching, Giovanni Agosti Trio, Honolulu Records (piano and compositions) [ PREVIEW | BUY ] 2015 Ugly Beauty, Collettivo T. Monk, Honolulu Records (sideman) [ PREVIEW | BUY ] 2013 CreaMusica 2, compilation, Mussida Music Publishing (piano and composition, sideman) 2012 CreaMusica 1, compilation, Mussida Music Publishing (piano and composition, sideman) 2010 HotDogma E.P., HotDogma, self-released (piano and compositions)
Prinses Cristina Concours 2016, 1st prize w/ Raquel Kurpershoek Group Premio Marco Tamburini 2016, 2nd prize as a soloist Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani 2016, 2nd prize as a soloist Keep An Eye Jazz Award 2016, incentive prize w/ Vuma Levin 5tet Vittoria Rotary Award 2014, 3rd prize as a soloist Premio Nazionale dei Conservatori 2014, 3rd prize w/ G. Agosti Trio Jimmy Wood Award 2013, 2nd prize w/ G. Agosti Trio and Best Pianist Conad Jazz Contest 2013, 2nd prize w/ Collettivo T. Monk Orsara Jazz Summer Workshop 2012, Best Pianist
2018 Master in Sound Engineering, Università di Tor Vergata, Roma 2015 Exchange program to Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014 - 2017 Master in Jazz Piano, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2014 Siena Jazz Summer Workshop, Siena 2013 Exchange program to Utrecht's Conservatory, The Netherlands 2013 Tuscia Jazz Spring Workshop, Bagnoregio 2012 Orsara Jazz Summer Workshop, Orsara 2012 Tuscia Jazz Summer Workshop, Viterbo 2012 A.T.C.L. Diploma in Classical Performance, Trinity Guildhall of Music, London, UK 2012 Composition and Songwriting Program, C.E.T. Music Institute, Avigliano Umbro 2012 Enrico Pieranunzi Jazz Workshop, Verona 2012 Barry Harris Jazz Workshop, Roma 2011 - 2014 Bachelor in Jazz Piano, Conservatorio G. Verdi, Milano 2011 post graduate course in Jazz Arranging, C.P.M. Music Institute, Milano 2011 Teaching Perspective Program, C.P.M. Music Institute, Milano 2010 Umbria Jazz Summer Workshop, Perugia 2008 - 2010 Contemporary Piano and Keyboards Diploma, C.P.M. Music Institute, Milano 2008 Guitar Summer Program, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts 2004 - 2008 private Electric Guitar lessons with A. Aliprandi and A. Nichetti 2003 - 2006 private Jazz Piano lessons with F. Pirola and M. Detto 1995 - 2012 private Classical Piano lessons with M° S. Salvadori
2015 exchange to Temple University, from Conservatorium van Amsterdam 2013 exchange to Utrecht's Conservatory, from Conservatorio G. Verdi 2012 Composition Program at C.E.T. Music Institute, from Conservatorio G. Verdi 2011 Teaching Perspective Program, from C.P.M. Music Institute 2011 CreaMusica 2, from C.P.M. Music Institute 2010 CreaMusica 1, from C.P.M. Music Institute