Gianluca starts his musical path playing Beatles's songs in his town clubs, but in 1997, when it was 19, he joins the progressive-metal band Arkhè. This experience marks deeply his musical growth and his future artistic choices. He records with Arkhè the homonym album, which is followed by an intense live activity. Between 1998 and 2000 he takes part in the recording of many works in the metal area; in 1999 he plays in the album "Chaospower" with the band Fiurach; in 2000 he is called in as to play during "Gods of Metal Y2K" (Gods of Metal is the biggest Italian metal festival, with an average attendace of 15,000) with the band Khali. Here Gianluca plays side by side with bands such as Iron Maiden
, Dark Tranquillity
. In 2001 he joins Time Machine with whom he realizes the albums "Evil" and "Revivescence". With Time Machine he participates again in "Gods of Metal" in 2002, playing with Slayer
, Simphony X, Running Wilde, My dying Bride
He collaborates with the band Doomsword, playing two solos in the homonym album (1998); then he enters steadily the line-up of the band and he records the two albums "Resound the horn" (2000) and "Let the battle commence" (2002). During the summer of 2003 Gianluca performs with Doomsword in famous European live festivals, among which "Headbanger" in Hamburg, "Keep it true" in Wurzburg, "Skeleton Bash" in Innsbruck and in Athens in March 2003. This co-operations place side by side to his activity as a guitar teacher for the Music Academy in Villa Pomini and by carrying out clinics with Alberto Bollati (Wine Spirits). The standing out collaboration with Andrè Matos (Angra
, Shaman) during some live shows in Italy in 2002 (Gods of Metal 2002); Kiko Loureiro and Rafael Bittencourt (Angra
); Scott McGill (Michael Manring, Vic Stevens) are important steps that mark his professional career. In 2005 Gianluca records his first solo album, titled “Involution”. In 2007 Gianluca records a track for the prestigious English label Liquid Note on the compilation "Alchemist 2", with internationally known guitar players such as Brett Garsed, Bumblefoot, Richard Hallebeek, Wiliam Stravato, Doug Doppler and many others .