Marc Giacone

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Marc Giacone is a composer, organist and improviser from Monaco.

Born in 1954 at Monaco, he studied organ with the masters Émile Bourdon, Chanoine Henri Carol, Jean Wallet, the improvisation with Pierre Cochereau and the composition (harmony, counterpoint, orchestration).

Composer, electroacoustic researcher, virtuoso improviser, he belongs to the new generation of contemporary musicians for which all the forms of musical expression can find their place in masterpiece and even combine (jazz, fusion, folklore, atonality, dodecaphony, sound effects, etc.).

He composes many pieces for organ, harp, piano, flute, trombone, vibraphone, orchestra, synthesizer, cinema, television, radio, etc. He currently teaches articulation, traditional organ, improvisation and musical theory.

Since July 2, 2005, Marc Giacone was named titular of the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Carmes' Chapel of Monaco. He got a trial, because he had made a satire about Prince Albert.[1]

Marc Giacone, the owner of a new satirical website, featuring cartoons allegedly defaming and ridiculing the Prince Albert II and other local politicians risks a 6-month prison sentence and a fine of €1500. The website, Monaco Politic Circus, which was meant to imitate the famous French satirical political weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, has been suspended.[2]

Discography - Organ works[edit]

  • Symphonie Cosmique (Vol.1 - KRM0001)
  • Ombres & Lumières
  • Tsunami
  • Prospective 2005
  • Music of Today (Calcante - CAL CD045)


  1. ^ Tagesschau: Knast für Clownsnasen? 08.10.2007 (in German)
  2. ^ Global Voices Advocacy