Simone Giuliani

Simone Giuliani is a music director, music producer, film composer and educator born in Florence, Italy and based in New York and Los Angeles.

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Simone has worked for the past two decades with an array of international artists:

Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, David Foster, DJ Logic, Wu-Tang Clan, Cibo Matto, Groove Collective, Carly Paoli, Jovanotti, Monday Michiru, Yuka Honda, Miho Hatori & New Optimism, Nels Cline (Wilco), Louie Vega (Masters At Work), Jamie Catto (Faithless, 1 Giant Leap),Suzie Katayama (Prince, Madonna), Natalie Williams (Incognito), Lévon Minassian(Peter Gabriel) and many more.

He wrote the soundtrack of 'Deep Into Shambhala' the film by Yan Dazhong (CCTV/CGTN China) that won Best Music Award at the 8th China Academy Awards for Documentary Film (CAADF) in Beijing.

As a Music Director and producer he has been managing and supervising several music projects, most recently the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

Simone has also worked as MD, arranger and musician with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performing at the O2 Arena in London to a sold-out audience of 20,000 for Andrea Bocelli's concert during his “Cinema” tour.

He is the Music Director and one of the conductors of the symphonic concert series created by UNESCO for Pope Francis' Year of the Jubilee. The first event was held inside the Imperial Forums in Rome, the first concert in history to happen in that place. The show, telecasted live featured Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Elaine Paige, The Tenors, Carly Paoli and other international artists.

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Simone wrote and produced original music for a number of TV films and series: Spike Lee's Humanity ProjectBlindspot (NBC), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS), True Blood (HBO)CBS News Theme (VH1) and ads for Volkswagen and Sony, the latter resulting in over 6 million views on YouTube.

His film scoring credits include 'Weed The People' (Netflix), nominated for the Grand Jury Award at SXSW 2018, directed by Abby Epstein and produced by Ricki Lake (The Business of Being Born), 'Unseen' by Laura Paglin, (Amazon Must-Watch Documentaries 2018), 'Reject' directed by Ruth Thomas and produced by Kurt Engfehr (Bowling for Columbine, Farenheit 911 by Michael Moore), and 'A Raisin in the Sun', featuring P. Diddy and John Stamos, nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

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Since 2008 he has been joining forces with Grammy Award-winner producer Jason Olaine releasing rare live recordings of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan and more jazz legends for Monterey Jazz Festival Records (Concord Music Group).

Simone has created and led the music program for the European initiative 'Campus' in Tuscany, Italy, gathering more than 3,000 kids from allover the country every year. He's the Director of Programs of MOMENT NYC, a music education non-profit presenting the history of music in New York City through performances in public schools.

He has served as Director of Digital for Festival Network, the company founded by George Wein in 1954 who pioneered the concept of music festival, creating the iconic Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival and North Sea Jazz Festival . Simone personally curated the 2008 edition of the Festival in the Desert in Mali, West Africa. 

E-mail: simone@yangchenma.org

“Music is the most powerful, most accessible and purest form of communication. Its immense power affects all the basic elements of life and nature: time, intensity, texture and harmony. Music transcends all religions and laws, as it’s not organized by men: it’s the priceless and unique gift that keeps us bounded as one species.”

— Simone Giuliani (from the book 'The Spiritual Significance of Music', Xtreme Music, 2011)