Giorgia Fumanti was born in the medieval village of Fivizzano in Tuscany, and grew up in the nearby small city of Aulla at the foot of the 13th century castle (Fortezza della Brunella) and in Monterosso al Mare, a small town in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, the famed Cinque Terre. Giorgia studied voice at the highly esteemed Music Conservatory of Parma, Italy, (Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito) as well as with other private vocal coaches in Italy, in Canada and currently in New York City with Prof. William Riley (Celine Dion, Luciano Pavarotti…).
Her recent achievements include being awarded the Public’s Choice Award at the Kremlin in Moscow at the AMA Music Awards and the prestigious Premio Lunezia Nel Mondo Award in Italy.
Giorgia Fumanti was selected to sing the theme song “Better City, Better Life” for the Shanghai World International Expo and performed at the Beijing Olympics for CCTV, at the Closing Ceremony of the Shanghai Special Olympics and sang the National Anthem at the NHL All Star Game in Dallas, Texas. Giorgia also performed for former Vice President and Noble Peace Prize winner, Al Gore, for the Governors of Georgia, Texas and Nevada, as well as for Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion in New York and many others.
Her album “From My Heart” reached the Billboard’s Top 20 Crossover Chart and No. 1 in Japan and South Africa. “Elysium” also charted in the top 5 position on the Classical Crossover Chart. Giorgia Fumanti has released 9 albums to date, her most recent album releases: “Essence” and “Noel en Lumière”, her first Christmas album.
Giorgia Fumanti has participated in 3 PBS TV Specials, “Heavenly Voices”, “Sharing Christmas with John McDermott” and “Benise’s Spanish Guitars”. Yukari Nakano, famous Japanese figure skating champion used Giorgia Fumanti’s song “Aria” in her Grand Prix Exhibition Programs across the world.
She has performed all over the world with some of the most prestigious symphony orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London), the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the NBC Pops Orchestra (South Korea), the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra (Taiwan), the Guangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra (China), the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the RAI Symphony Orchestra (Rome) and many others.
Giorgia Fumanti has also performed in some of the prestigious concert halls and Festivals such as at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Hampton Court Festival in London, la Maison Symphonique and Place des Arts in Montreal, the Festival d’Été de Quebec, Montreal Highlights Festival, the Taipei Arena (Taiwan), The Giant Egg (Beijing), the Kremlin in Moscow, Teatro Mayor in Bogota, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Saint-Joseph’s Oratory (Montreal), the Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal) and many others. She has also had the pleasure of performing and sharing the stage with Michael Bolton, Jose Carreras, Lang Lang, Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Italian superstars Zucchero, Lucio Dalla, Albano and Gino Paoli, The Tenors (Canada), the Red Army Choir (Moscow), Maestro Kent Nagano (USA), Chinese superstars Han Hong and Jackie Chan and many others.
She also recorded the “Nessun Dorma” duet with the late Luciano Pavarotti for her “Collection” CD.
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