We welcome Simone Masina, bassist and double bass player of Bologna, in the Gallistrings family.

Since 2005 Simone has been member of the orchestra of the most italian famous TV show, Domenica In, and has collaborated live and in studio with Gino Paoli, Ornella Vanoni, Lucio Dalla, Alexia, Max Gazzè, and so many other italian pop artist. It's a founding member of Ludus Gravis, a only-of-a-kind group made of 8 double basses, whose artistic direction was curated by the double bass legend Stefano Scodanibbio.

With Ludus Gravis, Simone has recorded for ECM and WERGO and played in the most important European Festival of Contemporary Music. In 2014, he worked in Japan as Principal DoubleBass of Kusatsu Festival Orchestra. He participated in four European Tour of the american singer/songwriter Bill Toms, Bruce Springsteen's lead guitar.

In December 2011 he obtained a Master's degree in Doublebass at the Conservatory of Perugia with a thesis on John Cage, while in 2015 he obtained a second Master degree in Jazz at the Conservatory of Ferrara with a thesis on the LiveLooping.