International composer and pianist Giovanni performs original works and beloved classics in two intimate concerts at the Suncoast Showroom September 25 and 26, each evening at 7:30 p.m.
Italian-born and classically trained, Giovanni is known the world over for his unparalleled performances that sweep audiences into a world of romance and passion. He has performed in showrooms across Las Vegas, and around the world, and has sold millions of albums.
As the son of famed musician Alfredo Marradi, Giovanni began his classical music training at the young age of five. Under the tutelage of Michael Chesknov at the Russian Conservatory in Beirut, he blossomed as an artist and began his life-long love affair with music. Years later from Beirut, Giovanni traveled across Europe playing at grand hotels, bars and showrooms to accomplish his goal… to bring Giovanni’s music to the people, particularly in the United States. In 1984, he became a United States citizen and settled in Las Vegas where he became friends with the musical legend Frank Sinatra.
In 2003, Giovanni was featured on PBS in his acclaimed special program called “Giovanni Live from Las Vegas” where he played popular songs like “Gypsie Dance,” “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” “For You Matthew,” “Puerto de Tierra” and “Wind Beneath My Wings.” His musical works include The Way We Were, Return To Me, Passionate Piano and Italian Love Songs. Just five years later, Giovanni set the benchmark for television album sales on the television Shopping Channel QVC with his album GIOVANNI – he sold a remarkable 120,000 copies in just two hours.
In addition to being a performer, Giovanni is also an inventor and entrepreneur. He developed the “Roll Out Piano” to aid people wishing to learn and/or conveniently practice the art of the piano.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $19.95, plus tax and convenience fees and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.636.7075 or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com. Save on convenience fees by purchasing the tickets in person at Coast Casinos.