As a prolific Songwriter, Gianluca Zanna views his craft as a passionate vocation rather than simply a job; this love of what he does is transmitted when he both writes the lyrics and melody for a song, and is displayed in his dedication to technical detail and proficiency.
He is a rare paradox: fearless, yet full of care as he crafts mixes with structure, pacing, and energy, deftly leading his listeners on epic journeys to the invisible, powerful land of air and fire--Music. Gianluca Zanna is a master of synthesis and an eternal student of the greats, knowing significant innovations in music involve merging established styles, rearranging and reworking various elements, and creating something fresh and memorable.
Gianluca Zanna's own musical journey began in Italy, where he was born in Rome. After what was in many respects an idyllic early childhood near the sea, listening to his grandfather's serenades, soaking in the cinematic epic musical scores and fantasy in his family's movie theater, he went to a much more sterile and even harsh environment--boarding school. From the young age of 10, he grew up in the Italian National Boarding School "Convitto Nazionale," and then through graduation, the elite Military Academy Nunziatella, the oldest Military School in the world.
During his Convitto Nazionale boarding school experience, Gianluca discovered the magic of music--he could fly away to another universe. From that point on, instead of playing soccer, he wrote songs--both lyrics and melody. He serendipitously found some old instruments in the attic of the school, and using them, he taught himself how to play a bit of guitar, bass and drum. At that same time, as a young teenager, Gianluca studied Ancient Latin and Ancient Greek, where he discovered a love for the great Italian poets of the classical past, like Ovid, Catullus, and Petrarch, leading to Dante and then D'Annunzio; he admired their ability to transmit feelings and pictures in a few brief phrases as a way to fight for what they believed in whether it be love, freedom, or another of their humanist values. Every spare moment, inspired, he found happiness writing his own poetry in a special little notebook, filling it with what became lyrics to his songs.
After a past of world traveling and windsurfing that you can feel in his songs (South Pacific, Polynesia, Fiiji, Samoa, Canarias Islands...), still in Italy, before he legally emigrated to America, Gianluca Zanna was one of the youngest Publishers in the Industry with his Music Business Magazine "Contatto Discografico;" he also published music books including "Vocal Method of Elizabeth Sabine," the vocal coach of several Rockstar's from Hollywood like Megadeth and Axl Rose; and he was a Music Manager and Music Producer.
Gianluca Zanna is the owner of and www.soundfx.com, the top domain names in the Sound Effects business.