Giovanni Bietti is a composer, musicologist and pianist.
He is widely regarded as one of the best lecturers on music in Italy, being particularly involved in the “popularization” of classical music: talking, directly sitting at the piano, with the aim to communicate to all the listeners. He is the principal voice of the “Lezioni di Musica” (Music Lessons), a very successful broadcast on the air every week for the national Radio3 Channel, and collaborates frequently with the Italian television.
He specializes in the formula of “Lecture-Concerto”, and performs regularly for many of the most important Italian Institutions: Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Regio in Turin, MITO Festival Milan and Turin, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Teatro Massimo and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo, Ravello Festival, Stresa Festival, and many others.
He has published books on Beethoven (2013), Mozart’s Operas (2015), Haydn’s Symphonies (2020) and Verdi (2021). In 2021, he published a book on the relationship between Music and the Enlightenment, La Musica della Luce.