Giorgio Pacorig was born on March 25, 1970.
He is a pianist and composer and started to play the piano when he was eight years old.
Since 1987 he devoted himself to jazz and improvised music. He participated in seminars at Siena Jazz Summer in 1991 where he studied with Franco D’Andrea and Enrico Pieranunzi and a workshop held by Muhal Richard Abrams and Roscoe Mitchell in 1993 in Trento. In 1992 he enrolled at the conservatory of music ‘G. Tartini’ of Trieste and in 1996 obtained a diploma in piano. In recent years his intense musical activity led him to perform in various festivals, theaters and jazz clubs. In 2001 with other musicians of North-East Italy he founded the Phophonix Association whose goal is the study, promotion and dissemination activities of the orchestras of improvisation. In the same year they founded the Orchestra Phophonix and, from 1999 to 2007, he collaborated with the pop singer Elisa Toffoli. He’s also involved in theater, film and multimedia projects, such as Zerorchestra, “Nosorog – multimedia performance” with saxophonist Jessica Lurie and illustrator Danijel Zezelj, and “Abbastanza: assenza e presenza”, brainchild of American cellist Tristan Honsinger. In 2009 he became the project manager of the “Orchestra de mati de Trieste” born within the Department of Mental Health, organizing music workshops involving users and patients. He has taught as a teacher of piano and harmony.
He played with: Giovanni Maier, Tristan Honsinger, Daniele D’Agaro, Massimo De Mattia, U.T.Gandhi, Claudio Cojaniz, Gianluigi Trovesi, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Antonello Salis, Cuong Vu, Zeno De Rossi, Vincenzo Vasi, Danilo Gallo, Enrico Terragnoli, Piero Bittolo Bon, Francesco Bigoni, Antonio Borghini, Mauro Ottolini, Johannes Fink, Gerhard Gschlößl, Christian Lillinger, Phil Minton, Kawabata Makoto, Marc Ribot, John Tchicai, Ab Baars, Joe Bowie, Don Moye, Edoardo Marraffa, Massimo Pupillo, Achille Succi, Lauro Rossi, Lullo Mosso, Michele Rabbia, Francesco Cusa, Gianni Gebbia, Virginia Genta, David Vanzan and many others, and published for Nota Records, Splasch, El Gallo Rojo Records, Artesuono, Palomar Records, Setola di Maiale, CAM Jazz.