"Awakening" (written for her mother) placed 2nd in the Instrumental / TV / Film / Classical / Jazz category in the 2006 Dallas Songwriters Association Songwriting Contest! You can check out the full winnters list at www.dallassongwriters.org.
Gina's compositions were also allowed the privilege of providing background music to a Salvador Dali exhibit at The White Space Gallery in New Haven.
"Such a small-framed person with huge universal sound, mind and spirit !"
Gina began studying piano at the age of eight. She began composing in her early teens and studied theory and composition at the Shoreline School of Music and the Neighborhood Music School. She accompanied and acted with a youth theatre troup; was an organist for St. Andrew Methodist Church and Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven and then taught beginner piano to children and adults.
In 1998, Gina had six original songs recorded in her home by Sonic Arts Studio. In 2002, she began a producer/arranger collaboration with Roland Pepin of Aria 51 Studios in East Haven, Connecticut.
While producing "Free Spirit" they discovered a rare and wonderful relationship where one artist can seemingly read the other's mind. They cultivated this relationship while producing "Awakening" and "Remembrance" - music that has sincerity, substance and raw emotion.