“Having forged a distinguished international career as chamber musician, performing all over the world beside Andrea Bocelli, Gianfranco Cecchele, Kristian Johansson, Daniela Barcellona, Carlo Lepore, Giacomo Prestia, Gianluca Terranova, Giovanni Velluti pursued with growing success a solo career.” (La Stampa-agosto 2002)
He has enjoyed a close association with soprano Katia Ricciarelli, whom he has partnered since 1993 to 2006 in many tours and television broadcasts throughout Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East .
Other leading singers with whom he has worked regularly are Daniela Dessì, Manuela Custer, Stefania Bonfadelli, Paolo Bordogna and Antonio Salvadori.
Giovanni was decisively influenced by his encounter with the teacher Rodolpho Caporali, a direct pianistic descendant of Chopin and Thalberg and has had also important educational relationships with pianist Sergio Fiorentino and with W.Grant Naborè, founder of Como Lake international Piano Academy.
Velluti has performed in the most important Italian concert halls and in more than 30 foreign countries (including Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Teatro Argentina of Rome, Teatro Comunale of Ferrara, Turin RAI Auditorium, Rome Parco della musica, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, London’s Steinway Hall, Conway Hall, St. Martin-in-the-fields, etc) , and in many international festivals including the Varna Summer Festival, Festival di Pasqua of Locarno, Ochrid festival, Festival Magna Grecia of Taranto, Temporada de musica de Andorra, and Alto Adige Musicastello Festival.
His concerts were often broadcasted by the major Italian and foreign tv channels and he took part in many radio programs (Rai radio3, Euroradio- Quirinale Palace concerts, Vatican Radio Studio A).