A graduate in composition, piano, conducting and choral music, Giancarlo Facchinetti was a pupil of Ada Carati, Marcello Abbado, Franco Margola, Bruno Bettinelli, Antonio Votto, Amerigo Bortone and Guido Farina. He taught at the Conservatories of Parma, Verona, Bolzano and Brescia, where he directed the Conservatory from 1979 to 1981. Winner of several national and international competitions, he has written more than 180 opera, symphonic and chamber music compositions, performed in numerous Italian cities, in other European countries and at various international festivals. He is the author of numerous teaching publications and has been active for 38 years as conductor of various chamber music ensembles and, since 1985, of the Brescia Chamber Orchestra. For more than 30 years, he has been writing stage music for drama theatre. Among other things, he is the author of several chamber operas, the last of which was also performed on the RAI and at the Sagra Musicale Umbra. In 1989, his opera La finta luna was performed in the opera season at the Teatro Grande in Brescia. In the past, Facchinetti has performed as a piano collaborator and in duos. Together with some Milanese composers, he founded the GMC (Young Contemporary Musicians Association), was president of the 'Settimana Barocca', and was a member of the deputation of the Teatro Grande in Brescia for 20 years.