Hi, I'm Gloria from Italy, I started playing drums when I was a little child, but only two years ago I decided to start my MMI journey. I have two main passions: art and music. It has never been difficult for me to express myself through painting, but with music it is totally different. I think that music is the most powerful art form, but also the most challenging. It requires perseverance, motivation, dedication, rationality, sensibility and most of all time. When you start to dedicate yourself to music you start to know many other part of yourself. One of my biggest dream has always been to compose something on my own and with this contest I took the opportunity to write the drum part so I can say that I made a dream come true!
Obviously I have heroes: Mike Portnoy, Anika Nilles, Neil Peart, Gavin Harrison, Paolo Caridi (my teacher and David Ellefson' drummer), their precision and musicality are my inspiration. I grow up with Guns n Roses, ACDC, Led Zeppelin, R.E.M. (thank you dad), Green Day, Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry suond in order to swich to Dream Theater, Tool, Alter Bridge, Within Temptation, Epica, Halestorm and The Pretty Reckless. Of cuorse Rush.
I have a band called Free Space, we play Hard Rock covers! We started playing together during the few free moments allowed during the covid period, I was very lucky to be contacted by one of them because now we are very close friends.
Now I have to stop writing so I really hope you enjoy my drum performance!