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He subsequently arranged music for the CBSO, the BBC, violinist Anete Gaudine and guitarist Antonio Forcione among others. He has played with Julian Loyd-Webber, Ronu Majumdar, Vic Juris, and Rony Barrak. He experimented at mixing Arabic, Indian, Brazilian and flamenco music with jazz, which he performed internationally and in the UK at Ronnie Scott's, the Purcell Room and St George's, Bristol.
In 1998 he recorded his first duo CD "Lo Scenario" with Simon Davies. In 1999 he formed the six piece band Big Sunflower, and won the International Jazz Award Sant' Anna Arresi 1999 in Italy. In 2000 Giorgio and the pianist Bob Stuckey recorded the CD "Loch Ness". Giorgio has performed for the Royal Family of Jordan, and recorded in Beirut with the singer Nawal Zoughby for the EMI label.
He has supported Shirley Bassey at the Royal Festival Hall, and performed alongside the saxophonist Andy Shepperd at the Brecon Festival, the Jazz Cafe and at the City of Birmingham Symphony Hall. He has performed with the Japanese musicians Shima Kobayashi and Ryuko Mizutani. From 1998 to 2000 Giorgio joined forces with flamenco guitarist Eduardo Niebla with whom he toured the UK, Ireland, Spain, Austria, Germany, Russia, Slovenia and Switzerland and recorded an album. In 2001 he started collaborating with the guitarist Antonio Forcione with whom he performed for three years. Together they toured successfully in Europe and India and recorded a CD. Giorgio also teamed up with Boothby Graffoe to record a CD for the BBC. Recently Giorgio was invited to join "Let Freedom Ring", a project founded by saxophonist Denys Baptiste, which was perfomed at the North Sea Jazz Festival and the London Jazz Festival. He has recently performed solo at the Purcell Room as part of the London International Guitar Festival. Giorgio is currently a lecturer at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford, UK.
Giorgio has performed in: Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, Brazil, Holland, India, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, France, Germany, Slovenia, Lithuania, Georgia, North Africa, Jordan and the USA.