Human. Thinker. Musician.
Gianluca Magalotti began his musical journey in his hometown of Rome, Italy, in his early teenage years playing his first notes on electric bass at Scuola Popolare di Musica Donna Olimpia. It didn’t take long for Gianluca to realize that his passion for music would soon occupy a huge portion of his dreams, career and lifetime.
After high school, Gianluca graduated in Bachelor of Music Jazz Performance at Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia di Roma. In the meantime, Gianluca also attended the Umbria Jazz Clinics international program, at the end of which just a few selected musicians received the honor of being awarded a prestigious scholarship in order to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
During that program, Gianluca stood out as a prominent student and was awarded two scholarships as a performer and as a composer/arranger/producer, that allowed him to pursue this new adventure in the United States and take his musical skills and ambitions to the next level. Here had the opportunity to study with big names of the international music industry, such as John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Enrique Gonzalez-Müller, and Paula Cole.
In 2017, the Berklee Bass Department awarded Gianluca with another scholarship, known as Timothy B. Schmit Scholarship, which is only assigned once per year to one outstanding singing bassist. Gianluca also earned two consecutive Project Band Awards, distinguishing himself as one of the best sight-reading musicians of the academic year.
In 2018, Gianluca graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music. Gianluca’s professional experience extends further back in time, when he was touring with some relevant Italian artists coming out from the talent show Amici, as part of a national tour hosted by Radio Dimensione Suono.
Today, Gianluca Magalotti is rapidly making his way into Nashville’s finest music scene, by actively working as a recording and touring bass player and backup singer for local and national artists all over the United States.
HONORS & AWARDS
★ Summa Cum Laude in Performance, Arranging and Music Production & Engineering. Berklee College of Music, class of 2018
★ Berklee Project Band Award in recognition of remarkable sight-reading skills, awarded May 2018
★ Berklee Project Band Award in recognition of remarkable sight-reading skills, awarded December 2017
★ Berklee Timothy B. Schmit Scholarship for best singing bassist of 2017
★ Dean's List, September 2016 - December 2018. Berklee College of Music
★ Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia di Roma, class of 2015
★ Berklee World Tour Scholarship in recognition of bass performance skills, awarded at Umbria Jazz Clinics 2015 in Perugia, Italy
★ Berklee Writing and Composition Scholarship in recognition of composition, arranging and production skills, awarded March 2015
" Art is made by man. Man is flawed. Art is in the flaws. "