On today's episode we have the Italian composer Gianluca Verlingieri who has written a great work for accordion solo called "Shift". I have had the privilege to record the piece on his portrait album "Musica ritrovata" released by NEOS Music this year. You will hear the piece at the end of the episode!

We talk about how he became a composer, his encounter with the accordion, what he looks for when composing, on the importance of collaboration between performers and composers and much more.

To find out more about Gianluca, his music, his compositions and more, visit his website at www.gianlucaverlingieri.com. If you'd like to purchase his CD "Musica ritrovata" click here. His album is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and all the major platforms. If you'd like to perform the piece "Shift" contact the composer for the score.

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