Gianpiero “GP” Quartarone is a Sicilian-born trumpet player, he started his musical studies at the age of six and began conservatory studies at the age of ten at the conservatory A.Corelli, Messina, obtaining a diploma in theory at 13 and in trumpet & trombone at 16, continuously completing improving courses with world famous trumpet players like Mauro Maur (1989-1990) and Pierre Thibaud (1992).
At the age of 15 he was invited to join the orchestra of the Vittorio Emanuele Theatre, of Messina covering the role of 2nd trumpet. In 1995 he moved to Milan to improve technically and musically under the wings of Andrea Giuffredi and Gabriele Cassone. In 1996-1997 he covered the role of 1st trumpet of the European Youth Orchestra. Subsequently he started collaborating with the orchestra of the S.Carlo Theatre of Naples, participating in various operas under the directions of world famous director like Gustav Kuhn, Daniel Oren, Giuseppe Sinopoli.
In the same period he joined the Italian band “The Shandon” recording numerous albums and playing more than 500 concerts all over Europe between 1999 and 2002. He is actually working with different projects that shows how eclectic he is: SoulTown Groove, Booka Brass, Ajo Arkestra, to name but a few.