Gianluca Ginoble (en)

Gianluca Ginoble - en bioGianluca Ginoble is one of those artists that can create around themselves a magical atmosphere. He has a baritone velvet voice, which easily reach tenor notes without losing the softness and tone richness. This, along with an elegant and expressive stage presence, enchanted the audiences worldwide. Gianluca is one of the members of Il Volo along with the tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto.

Gianluca was born on February 11, 1995 in Atri, district of Teramo, in the centre of Italy and lives in Montepagano, a small village on the hills near Roseto degli Abruzzi. He is the son of Leonora Di Vittorio and Ercole Ginoble and has a younger brother called Ernesto. Gianluca began to sing in his early age, when he was 3, thanks to his grandfather Ernesto who brought him to the city musical events. He grew up and developed his talent with the participations to the many festivals of his region. Technically, Gianluca is a baritone and he always defines himself so, in spite of his soft voice that can reach higher, tenor notes when it is needed. Some experts said he is a Heldentenor – a baritone with a strong high register.

Career

Ti Lascio Una CanzoneWhen Gianluca was only 12 received the special award of the critics during the Festival della Melodia in 2007, along with other recognitions during this same event. In 2008 he repeated the performance signing his name on the history of this Festival, which moves all the region of Abruzzo around music.

On July 2008 in San Benedetto del Tronto, after an intense participation on the elimination steps, Gianluca won the 13th Festival dell’Adriatico ”Voci Nuove” premio Alex Baroni starring in the Young category.

Once selected to participate of the talent show Ti Lascio Una Canzone, Gianluca made his debut winning the first episode of the program on April 4th, 2009. He sang “Il mare calmo della sera” and his performance was compared to the one of Andrea Bocelli – a great honor for a boy who had just turned 14.

Gianluca 2010 bioTi Lascio Una Canzone was a tough test and Gianluca didn’t disappoint any expectations: the performance of the second episode was one of his best ones; although he had to compete with two other talented contestants: Ignazio Boschetto (who had won the critics award on the 1st episode and won even the second episode) and Piero Barone. Gianluca won again the 3rd episode singing “La luna che non c’è””, while on the fourth evening Gianluca performed “L’abitudine“ and the competition increased with the victory of Piero Barone. That Saturday other amazing thing happened: the director of the show Roberto Cenci put the voices of three best contestants together and the magic was created: O Sole Mio performed by Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto e Gianluca Ginoble, enchanted the audience of the Teatro Ariston.

The Final took place in May, 2009 and was exciting – a beautiful evening, rocked by magnificent songs like “Torna a Surriento“ sang by Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto together again. In this episode the winner song was “I migliori anni della nostra vita” performed by all the contestants of TLUC 2009. Gianluca performed La luna che non c’è in a duet with Riccardo Cocciante and Il mare calmo della sera with Gianluca Terranova. On May 2nd, 2009, a date that would be now a milestone in his career, Gianluca Ginoble won the talent show of RAI 1 called Ti Lascio Una Canzone, singing a song by Andrea Bocelli – Il mare calmo della sera.

After Ti Lascio Una Canzone and the meeting with Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto nothing more was the same.

Since 2009 the career of Gianluca Ginoble merges with Il Volo’s career, even if we can notice several solo activities. Still in 2009 after the victory on Ti Lascio Una Canzone, Gianluca performed in a very moving meeting in which the boys of Roseto met the boys of Aquilla, soon after the earthquake that destroyed the city.

In June, he was invited to perform at the XVI Mediterranean Games (Giochi del Mediterraneo) in Pescara, Abruzzo region. During the ceremony of the flag’s raising he sang the National Anthem (Inno di Mameli) accompanied by a choir of children from Onna. Soon later, on July 2nd 2009, the whole town of Roseto degli Abruzzi awarded him with the Rosa d’Argento for the victory on Ti Lascio Una Canzone.

Trivia

Gianluca Ginoble - en bioThe very shy Gianluca is the the most serious of the three. It is no rare to see him apologizing for a more daring joke of his companions. He admits to be different if compared with the exuberant Sicilian temper of Piero and Ignazio.

He is also a perfectionist who pays close attention to each detail of the songs he performes, but also has a funny side, with inspired stage speeches and perfect imitations of other artists like Eros Ramazzotti. Whe he is interviewed he often prefers to talk less and observe more, but his speeches go straight to the point.

Gianluca’s favourite artists are Andrea Bocelli, Justin Timberlake, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mário Lanza, Michael Bublé. He has a crush on the actress Natalie Portman. When he is free from professional commitments he returns to his hometown and plays soccer with his friends. Gianluca, who is a supporter of the AS Roma, showed all his talent on the Partita del Cuore (July, 2015), scoring one of the goals.

Gianluca Ginoble - en bioGianluca is present on Social Networks: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – he is the most diligent of the three on this topic, publishes contents concerning his daily life and answers fan’s questions.

Recently he began to use the app Periscope, transforming the daily life of Il Volo in a real film for the joy of thousands of viewers.

Gianluca is very stylish, uses fashion wisely in a classic style. He is also a good friend and we can notice his mediation on the group, bringing a calm and healthy balance.

Read more: Gianluca Ginoble – Trivia .

Gianluca is a charming young man, with a classic beauty. He is educatd, talented, with a strong reference on family values. He has an engaging and romantic stage presence and expresses himself in a sincere and spontaneous way, showing passion for what he makes and for the world around him.

:: Author: Suzana Gutierrez (marirussu)
:: Research: All About Il Volo Team
:: Published on November 16, 2015. Translated from the Portuguese version.
:: Credits on the pictures
:: This is a dynamic article that can be updated whenever Gianluca allows us and as we organise the events before 2009 🙂
:: The references are linked on the text, when possible.
:: For a better Il Volo experience read their book: Il Volo – un’avventura straordinaria. (Ed Rizzoli)
:: This text is not the one referred in the book of Sally Blank. That text (Feb 2014) is archived here: Gianluca Ginoble / English

40 thoughts on “Gianluca Ginoble (en)

    • Thank You, Suzana, for an amazing, informative, so much warm article about the “Il Volo” vocalist Gianluca. He, along with his colleagues & friends Ignazio & Piero, has been winning numerous hearts of the audiences of different countries, nationalities & ages. Let’s wish him & all the fabulous trio success & long-lasting career !

      • I just can’t get enough of IL Volo and have a special interest in Gianluca because he is from Abruzzi where my father and family were from. I am a grandmother and just want to hug him.

    • Day: 23.11.2016.

      Gianluca

      The presentation in Serginho Groisma – São Paulo – Brasil was very beautiful.
      The presentation music “Maria” with CRISTIANE (year 2013 – YouTube) was very beautiful + “ROMANTICALLY”.
      Look out! music “Maria” with CRISTIANE (year 2013 – YouTube)!

      Congratulations.
      Good night!
      Rose (São Paulo – Brazil)

  1. Great portrayal of Gianluca! You’ve captured many of his wonderful qualities in your narrative! The those three young men of Il Volo are really the BEST!!!

  2. This article is amazing !Describes so perfectly this perfect man,Gianluca!Rare beauty,rare velvet voice,rare noble attitude!

  3. Adoro o Gianluca……menino lindo……voz que encanta……..delicioso vê-lo cantar…….gostaria de sempre ter informações dele………adorei o que li………

  4. Thank you for this lovely biography of our darling Gianluca. He, Piero and Ignazio make a wonderful team and many blessing for a forever and successful future to continue. With love! xxx

  5. Gianluca has always been my favorite, but I also adore Ignazio and Piero. Not only is he a classy and gorgeous young men, he has such a soft and tender heart. Not many young men would show their emotions as Gianluca does. His voice is so beautiful — singing and talking.

  6. You are amazing Gianluca!!Are you Catholic??I am and it would be really cool if you were.Wish I could meet in person but umm..since you are my crush I would be really shy.Can’t wait to get your group’s new CD.Bye.Sorry don’t know goodbye in Italian.:)

  7. Félicitations pour votre talent!!…. vous êtes les meilleurs ….!!!
    Suis venue vous voir à Firenze, Milano (j’espére que vous avez apprécié les chocolats belges…..), ensuite …Bruxelles , Paris et même Verone !!! On vous adore et ne se lasse pas de vous entendre …..MERCI !!!!
    Sylvie (belgique)

  8. Oh I wanted so much to shake their hands but I was to shy maybe next time I will be up close with my daughter and mom thank youxx

  9. The concert at the Chicago Theater this past February 26, was absolutely spectacular. The maturity of their voices was so evident. Two solid hours of their music was captivating. I love I’ll Volo and will continue to follow you. God bless you.

  10. me ha encantado esta rapida versión de la historia de la corta vida de Gianluca Ginoble estoy verdaderamente impresionada por la carrera de estos tres jovenes que hacen el deleite de las personas que como a mi gustan de la romantica música italiana y hacen de ese idioma su forma de disfrutar. Me erncanta el italiano como tercer idioma y cada año estoy pendiente de la versión del programa Ti lascio una canzone donde los niños y jóvenes demuestran su talento .

  11. Ciao io sono Giorgia Cappelletto come stai da te lo meriti tanto sei spaciale a te da parte mia :
    Ciao io sono una fans da Giorgia Cappelleto.

  12. GIAN; YOU ARE SO DIFFERENT FROM PIERO AND IGNAZIO. THE YOUNGER GENERATION MIGHT SAY “COOL”; I SAY CLASSY .YOU HAVE KEPT YOUR COMPOSURE FROM DAY ONE AND YOUR VOICE AND GOOD LOOKS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NUMEROUS VIDEOS IN YEARS TO COME YOU CAN TRUTHFULLY SAY ” I DID IT MY WAY’ YOU ARE TRULY APPRECIATED, I THINK I SPEAK FOR MANY OF IL VOLO FANS. GRAZIE

    • I am truly enchanted by these talented youth from Italian shores. How refreshing to have them sing from the heart and have looks and charm all at once..Bella,Bella,and Bravo!

  13. I attended my first live concert at Oklahoma City. It was a wonderful
    experience. A live concert is so much more than watching IL VOLO
    on youtube. Thank you for the love you give to the world and your
    fans. And I thank your wonderful parents for sharing you around the
    world. I admire them for the devotion and teaching they have given
    you. Be careful travelling. I pray for you and thank you for coming to
    Oklahoma. It was a dream come true. I hope I have the privilege of
    attending another concert soon.

  14. Gianlucca
    Grazie tanto per tutto che ia fatto nel concerto a Chicago per me e le mie nipote Amira e Gianna e una memoria che no lascia mai. Amira e Gianna sono a Bologna al 4 de Luglio e sperano che mi vedino a il concerto a Verona.No dimenticare che se venite di nuovo a Milwaukee venite a mangiare da la mia casa.

    Cio
    Antonia (Gagliano) Rupnick

  15. Que lastima que no le dieron la debida publicidad en Monterrey, N.L.Mexico. Pues no los vimos en ningun canal promocionando su visita , ni sus canciones que son maravillosas. En la radio no se escuchan y mucha gente que es amante de Il Volo , ni cuenta se dio que vinieron. Les falto mucha promocion. No es justo que nuestro mexico se este perdiendo de tan bella musica, de tan magnificas interpretaciones.
    Saludos desde Monterrey y no nos olviden, recuerden mas promocion.

  16. thank you so much for the biograaphy and photos, I love that toung trio.
    I AM AN OLD LADY OF 85 YEARS, BUT MY MIND AND TATE ARE YOUNG..
    i USED TO BE A FAN OF MARIO LANZA, DEAN MARTIN BUT NOT REALLY SINATRA.
    i WUICH I COULD GO TO THEIR CONCERT WHEN IL VOLO IS IN TH USA BUT I AM HANDICAP, IN A WHELLCHAIR. CAN NOT TRACVEL ANYMOR EVEN TO MONTREAL CANADA WHERE I WAS FROM.
    THANK YOU AGAIN JACKIE LANDIS

  17. Gianluca- At the ‘Il Volo Notte Magica’ in KQED program you were excellent as your Tenor buddies. I loved the quality of your voice particularly. Hope to see you more also in the operatic performances.

  18. I am 84 years old and I love music, especially IL VOLO. I have your CD
    Grands Amore. I listen to it all the time. Love the harmony. Wish I knew
    what the English words to the songs. Please sing as long as you can
    because your music is beautiful. Love to all of you.

  19. OH MY GOODNESS, AT 84 YRS OLD I AM IN LOVE AGAIN. THESE IL VOLO BOYS ARE TRULY AMAZING. I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THEM., HAVE ALL THERE CD’S, ALL THE DVD’S I CAN FIND PLAY THERE MUSIC ALL THE TIME. I JUST SAW THEM IN EASTON PA ON MARCH 2ND. ONE DAY I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE MEET & GREET. THEY MAKE YOU SMILE & CRY WITH THERE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC. SUCH TALENT.

  20. Love this article, and love Gianluca even more. 76 year old Grandma, acting like a teenager, but he is so talented. I remember hearing a lot of the songs he sings when I was young, singing along with my Mother and Grandmother. That’s what you do when you are 100% Italian and grow up living in Grandma’s house.I’m obsessed with Il Volo and tell everyone about them. Their CD’s are the only things I listen to. I’ve always loved music and theirs is the Best.

  21. The three of you touched my heart when I saw you in the VIP Room at Foxwood………
    Speaking Italian, I asked for a hug and you all obliged…………..You certainly made my day. My daily prayers include the three of you…………….because you all are so caring and full of emotion when you talk of family and roots. Piero took a selfie, the next morning, when our eyes met…………….I am a happy camper at 97 years “young” …….
    Quindi, state tranquilli, ed contenti……………..che Dio vi benedica.
    Con Afft. Anita ……ooo&xxx

  22. Well, I first saw Il Volo on PBS, I was affected by these boys -admit I adored these young boys with the rich voices; loved their selections -the music , the Italian. Although I don’t understand Italian -I understood them; I fell in love with them. The more often I saw and listened; the more I wanted -had to admit it felt like love; It feels wonderful. Now as they have grown into such handsome young men; I know I love them -Yes,-it’s love-it’s quite wonderful.!

  23. Ciao Marirussu, sono stata al concerto di Roccaraso: MAGNIFICO!!! I ragazzi sono sempre piu’ bravi e all’Ave Maria ho pianto… grazie di cuore per tutte le preziose informazioni che ci dai, ti leggo sempre! Un caro saluto e un abbraccio
    Giuliana Appignani
    Pescara, Italia

  24. I love this group! I am 82 years oldand I have several of their CDs and DVDs. I listen to them almost every day. It is difficult to find their DVDs here, so I am still searching for some of the the ones that I don’t have. My grandson gave me the Three Tenors DVD for Christmas. I was delighted.

  25. Bravo!!! to the three of you. I’m a 75 year old guy who is fascinated with your talent. I knew Sinatra and Dean Martin (I’m in Palm Springs, Ca, and they were here often). Gianluca YOU will be the next Dean Martin, your charm and sophistication shine through in all your endeavors. Great success to the three of you, keep up with the style you have perfected, stay with the classics.

  26. Gianluca is a beautiful person in and out!!!! He is God.s gift to us with his beautiful voice, his sweet and humble personality. He is a very super handsome young man! All 3 of them young men are so sweet! I met them at the concert in February 2016 at the M&G in Cleveland. Gianluca smiled at me twice and held out his arms at me and gave me a big hug!!!!!! I love his beautiful velvet baritone voice . He sings Anema e Core , Love Me Tender and all of his other solos, and it gives me chills up and down my spine,and I am in love with him!! I also met his mother,Eleonora, and Ignazios mother,Caterina,and ignazios girlfriend, Alessandra! They were so sweet! God Bless Il Volo and their families!! We are so thankful to have them!

  27. I met Gianluca at the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, California. He and his two cohorts gave a fine performance, and we had a meet and greet after the show. Because of my Italian name, he asked where I was from. I replied Varese, Norte Italiano. He was unimpressed!

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