We are proud to announce that Simona Grasso has joined the Gallistrings family.

Simona was born in Varese in 1980, a small city in northern Italy.  In his home, music was ever-­present thanks to the radio and the hundreds of records she listened, ranging from pop, rock to Italian music classics.

After several years spent playing in rock cover bands, Paolo Anessi asked her to play together.

The duo with Paolo is a musical journey that is still going on today. In 2012 they realized their first album “Sacro e Profano”: an artistic project made of voice and two guitars where very well-­known Italian melodies are mixed with American jazz songs. The album took them on a long tour of Italy with concerts, events and workshops.

Besides the concerts with Paolo Anessi, Simona in involved in a teaching method for guitar accompaniment for singers, which will be soon published by Music Sales/Carisch.