Making her Way to a Career in Music
Greta Merli, guitarist and vocalistGreta was born in Livorno in 1983 and lives here in Livorno with her mum. She first became involved in music at the age of 10 when she started piano lessons, following in the footsteps of her older brother who works as a professional pianist in Mantova.
The piano was not for Greta, however, and after a year she decided to start learning how to play classical guitar at the Rodolfo del Corona school in Livorno. Some years later she met guitarist Simone Ricci and eventually began lessons with him, finally breaking away from classical guitar to develop her talents in modern guitar.
Greta’s favourite musicians include The Police, Michael Jackson, Prince, Cindi Lauper, Suzanne Vega, and in Italy Eros Ramazzotti and Irene Grandi.
It wasn’t until 3 or 4 years ago, though, that Greta began to seriously consider music as a career.