Federico Mazzucco

Born in 1989, he began studying violin at the age of 5 at the Suzuki Talent Center in Turin under the guidance of Mo Lee Robert Mosca. He then continued his studies with the Mo Francesco Cerrato and in 2008 he obtained his diploma as a privatist at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Turin. Subsequently, he continued his training at the Hochschule fur Musik in Basel (CH) with Prof. Barbara Doll, obtaining the Master of Arts in Musikalischer Performance in 2016.

For the 2015/2016 season he wins the Orchesterpraktikum at the Berner Symphonieorchester.

In the orchestral field he collaborates with companies such as: Orchestra of the “Arturo Toscanini Foundation” of Parma, Orchestra of the Carlo Felice Theater of Genoa, Orchestra of the Opera Foundation of Rome, Orchestra of the Petruzzelli Foundation, Philharmonic ‘900 of the Teatro Regio of Turin, Orchestra of the Festival Pucciniano di Torre del Lago, Symphony Orchestra of the Aosta Valley.

During the two years he spent in Switzerland he also dedicated himself to the study of the viola under the guidance of Prof. Geneviève Strosser. As a violist he collaborates with the aforementioned symphony orchestras and in various chamber music formations, in particular with the cellist Marco Decimo and with the baroque ensemble “l’Armoniosa”. With this last training he took part in November 2014 in the recording of the integral of “La Stravaganza” Op.4 by Antonio Vivaldi for the German label MDG Musikprodution and in a specialization course at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under the guidance of Reinhard Goebel (Musica Antiqua Koln).

As a tutor for chamber music he plays the role of assistant to Maestro Marco Decimo in eight different editions of the Perinaldo Festival from 2010 to 2018.

In 2013 he also collaborated with the famous pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi, with whom he performed in some of the most important concert halls in the world such as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Barbican in London, the Town Hall in New York and the Warfield Theater in San Francisco.

In the meantime, he continued his university studies obtaining the Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with honors from the Polytechnic of Turin in 2013 and ending the double degree project of the ASP (High Polytechnic School).

Alessandro Paolini

Alessandro Paolini received his diploma in double bass in 2003 from the Niccolò Paganini Conservatory in Genoa, where he was a student of Maestro Franco Pianigiani. He continued his studies taking post-graduate specialization courses at the Accademia Walter Stauffer in Cremona with Franco Petracchi.
Over the past years he has collaborated with orchestras in norther Italy, such as the Teatro Carlo Felice (Genoa), the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI (Turin), Milano Classica, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Asti the Orchestra Giovanile del Piemonte, the Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo, Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona, Orchestra Classica di Alessandria, filarmonica di Chiavari, among others.
In 2005 he passed an audition for the Luigi Cherubini youth orchestra directed by Maestro Riccardo Muti, beginning a learning and professional experience that lasted five years (2005-2010), during which he had the chance to play some in some of the most important theatres with some of the greatest international soloists and directors.
Since 2015 he is first bass at the Festival di Sanremo

Marco De Masi

He completed a brilliant degree in cello performance at the N. Paganini Conservatory in Genoa under the guidance of Nevio Zanardi. He continued his studies with Flaxsmann and Laffranchini, the well known cello sub-principal at the La Scala Theatre in Milan. In his 20s he won auditions to  La Scala Youth Orchestra, the Cherubini Orchestra conducted  by Riccardo Muti, the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana and the world famous Verbier Festival Orchestra featuring James Levine as first guest conductor. In 2001 he was invited to join as sub-principal the prestigious Arturo Toscanini Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel and gave performances across the world, from Paris to Tokyo, from Moscow to Rio de Janeiro.

He has won several auditions and competitions at the La Scala Theatre in Milan, the Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa, the Verdi Theatre in Trieste, the Opera Theatre in Rome,  the Arena di Verona Orchestra and the Mahler Orchestra.

From 1998 to 2013, he was principal cello at the “Camerata Città di Prato” Orchestra.

Since 2007, he has been cooperating as sub-principal with the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa and from 2019 he is a official member of the Orchestra.

Marco de Masi plays a cello (1830) attributed to Giuseppe Guadagnini.

Francesca Giordanino

With a brilliant violin career at her back, Francesca Giordanino is making her debut as a singer in Rome. She will be performing on several significant occasions, notably L’Estate Musicale di Formello, a series of concerts organised by the prestigious Romanian Musical Academy, and the Ciampino Jazz Festival.
Her cooperation with Maestro Andrea Morricone has been fundamental for her career. Maestro Morricone , winner of the BAFTA Prize as author of the “Nuovo Cinema paradiso” Soundtrack, is also son of the famous Italian composer. After the listening to her sing, the Maestro wrote two songs for Francesca Giordanino, titled “Dreams” and “I Promise”, which she recorded under the Maestro’s guidance at the House Recording Studios in Roma. The recording was accompanied by the Roman Symphony Orchestra, which is famous for collaborating innumerable times in the past decade with Maestro Ennio Morricone as well as with other various artists such as Nicola Piovani, Louis Bacalov, Andrea Bocelli, Ritz Ortolani. 
Together with Marco De Masi, Francesca Giordanino is the creator and sponsor of CroXsound.

Riccardo Memore

Riccardo Memore was born in 1968 and began studying the violin under the guidance of Lucio Liviabella and then Edoardo Oddone. He completed a degree in violin performance at the G. Verdi Conservatory in 1990 and in viola performance by the same Conservatory in 1994. He continued his studies with M. Glezarova and Dora Schwarzberg. He was a member of the Ars Nova Musicae quintet and performed both in Italy and abroad. In 1991, the quintet was awarded the Sulmona chamber of music scholarship under the guidance of the Tchaikowsky Trio. He cooperates with various ensembles and has played with several orchestras such as the Turin RAI orchestra and “La Fenice” Theatre in Venice. Since 1996 he has been a member of the Carlo Felice Orchestra in Genoa.

Stefano Cabrera

Cellist Stefano Cabrera is the musical mind behind the GnuS Cello YouTube channel. He arranges and performs beautiful, moving cello covers of popular songs. 
In October 2016 he shared his first cello cover on YouTube. Since then, he’s released over 110 videos on his channel, which soon reached over 30 million views and 350 thousand subscribers. In little more than two years, his music has gained over 2,5 million streams on Spotify. Artists like Tyler Joseph, leader of Twenty One Pilots, and Muse noticed his videos and tweeted about them, sharing GnuS Cello’s music with their fans. In 2018 he was awarded as one of the 20 Best Cello YouTube Channels on the Planet by “Feedspot” blog. So far he has released a complete album, three EPs and thirty-one singles on all the major online platforms.