Gino Rosaria Born and raised in Curacao, Gino always had an interest in music and science. Growing up on a very culturally diverse island, Gino learned to speak four different languages fluently. The influence of the many cultures allowed him to learn and play many different kinds of music, which became a part of his identity. Later on he grew to enjoy Jazz, Latin, and Classical music the most. Gino started performing on a regular basis in his early teens.
Gino moved to the US in 2003 to study music under the world renowned Daisy De Luca Jaffe. In 2009, he graduated with a Master's degree in Classical Music Performance. Gino then started taking private Jazz lessons with Jazz pianist David Shelander. During his time in the US, Gino went on to win many competitions and also got a chance to appear on the local TV and radio stations. Gino also appeared several times on national TV performing solo, chamber, and with orchestra. Today Gino performs and does studio work on a regular basis with some of the best musicians around, including artists such as award winning violinist Karen Briggs, world renowned singer/songwriter/actress Nicki Richards, best Jazz clarinet player award winner Tim Laughlin, award winning flutist Kim Scott, award winning Jazz guitarist Eric Essix, and world renowned flutist Althea Rene. "My goals are to continue giving virtuosic piano performances in both Jazz and Classical music..." says Gino.
By: Jennifer Scott