Giancarlo Palena

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Freelancer Italian Classical Accordion and Bandoneon Player

Giancarlo Palena is a prize-winning Italian Accordion Player which started to study Accordion at the age of 7 with M° Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi. He has performed in Royal Festival Hall in London; Teatro “San Carlo” of Naples; Academic Hall of the “Fryderyk Chopin” University of Music in Warsaw; Academic Hall of the Rome’s Conservatory “Santa Cecilia”; Royal Castle of Warsaw; Royal Academy of Music in London, “Italian Institutes of Culture” in Istanbul, Dublin and Bucharest. In March 2019 he won the 5th edition of the prestigious “The Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award in association with Classic FM 2019”. In May 2015 he was selected as the best Italian candidate to represent Italy at the 68th CIA World Cup, held in Turku (Finland), from 6th to 11th October 2015, obtaining the third prize. Giancarlo has won many other national and international competitions and in June 2016 he received the Medal from the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in recognition of the musical talent and his achievements at international level. In 2019 he graduated at the University of Music “Frédéric Chopin” in Warsaw, Poland, under the direction of M° Klaudiusz Baran. In November 2018 he was a guest of the London Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Foyle Future Firsts Ensemble’s 2018 debut held in Southbank Centre, with music written in Theresienstadt concentration camp, by Viktor Ulmann. He has held numerous concerts in Italy and abroad, performing in Austria, Belgium, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.

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I can perform outdoors
Argentinian, Tango, Latin
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner
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Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400


From customers:

Concert, 1 year ago

Very professional and music of high quality.

Live C, 1 year ago

a virtuoso of the Accordion