Gianni Morelenbaum Gualberto is one of the many Brazilians who live in Milan, Italy. But he is not busy with teaching Portuguese or learning about fashion. He has directed some of the foremost music series in some of the best-know Italian theatres, starting with the Rome Opera House.
Born in 1955, Gualberto studied in Brazil, but finished his studies in Holland. He moved to Italy soon after, became an Italian citizen, and settled initially in Rome. For the next 20 years, he led a “nomadic” life, traveling in Europe, living for a while in New York and Tel Aviv. During this time he wrote essays and articles about classical music for Italian State Radio and television (RAI), and Italian newspapers and publishers. He also organized the music series for theatres in Rome (Rome Opera House), Milan (Teatro Manzoni, Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Teatro Pierlombardo), and Catania in Sicily (Catania Opera House).
Gualberto has had the occasion of working and collaborating with some of the most important classical musicians of our time. He feels especially privileged for his long-term relationships with many outstanding jazz musicians, from Max Roach to John Zorn. He also feels privileged for his role in spreading the knowledge of Jewish musical traditions throughout Italy.
Gualberto strongly believes in only two kinds of music: good or bad. He has spent part of his career articulating music series that can host both classical and non-classical music.