Born in Grottaglie in 1988, Giovanni Marinotti began his studies at an early age at Taranto's Conservatorio di musica di Stato "Giovanni Paisiello", graduating in 2009 with the old clarinet system diploma under Luigi Di Fino. In 2012, he obtained the second-level clarinet diploma with top marks, and in 2019 the second-level chamber music diploma with 110 honors.
He trains artistically in Italy and abroad: from 2012 to 2015, he perfected his skills with Oleksandr Semchuk at the Accademia Internationale Pianistica "Incontri con il Maestro" in Imola, obtaining the three-year diploma of high perfection in chamber music;. From 2014 to 2016, he perfected his skills with Michel Lethiec at the Conservatoire National à Rayonnement Régional "Pierre Cochereau" in Nice, obtaining the bi-annual advanced clarinet course (4th cycle). From 2014 to 2017, he perfected his skills with Bruno Canino at the Fondazione Scuola di Musica in Fiesole, obtaining a three-year diploma of advanced mastery in chamber music.
Over the years, he has attended master classes and advanced courses given by internationally renowned clarinetists such as Vincenzo Mariozzi, Vincenzo Paci, Stefano Novelli, Giammarco Casani, Alessandro Carbonare, Fabrizio Meloni, Calogero Palermo, Donald Montanaro, Luca Milani, Simone Simonelli, Sauro Berti, Lorenzo Antonio Iosco, Stefano Cardo.
From February 2015 to date, Marinotti is second clarinet with first, small clarinet and bass clarinet obligations at the ICO Magna Grecia Orchestra. With the latter, he has toured extensively in Italy (Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Molise, Campania) and Albania (Tirana, Shkodra, Durres) for a concert production entitled Gli Ori di Taranto e della Magna Grecia performing G.Rossini's Introduction, theme and variations, L.Presicci's Sentimental and S.Mercadante's Concerto in Bb major for clarinet and orchestra.
From 2013 to 2015, he collaborated as second clarinet with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, also taking part in the recording of a disc for the Naxos label of three symphonic works by Gian Francesco Malipiero (Fantasie di ogni giorno, Passacaglie, Concerti).
Since 2017, he has collaborated on numerous occasions as bass clarinet with the Orchestra of the Fondazione La Fenice in Venice, the Orchestra of the Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, and the Orchestra of the Fondazione Teatro di Cagliari. In 2019, he was also invited as small clarinet to the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, with whom he performed at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome and at the Great Hall of the Conservatory "P. Y. Tchaikovsky" in Moscow (Russia) for the Rostropovich Festival.
He has also taken part in auditions for the Italian Youth Orchestra, the Orchestra of Spoleto's "A.Belli" Lyric Theatre. He was a finalist in 2011 at the YouTube Symphony Orchestra competition and in 2012 at the Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli first clarinet competition in Bari.
Over the years, he has gained much orchestral experience playing with renowned conductors such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi, Diego Matheuz, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Donato Renzetti, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Juraj Valčuha, Dennis Russel Davies, Giuseppe Grazioli, Riccardo Frizza, Sesto Quatrini, Luigi Piovano, Günter Neuhold, Luciano Acocella, Gianluca Marcianò, Francesco La Vecchia, Nurhan Arman, Erol Erdinc, Eduardo Alvarez, Grigor Palikarov, Carlo Boccadoro, Giuseppe Finzi.
His experience as a chamber musician is equally important. With pianist Sara Lacarbonara, in 2012 he formed the Arthemis Duo, a group with which he has won numerous national and international competitions and performed at major festivals and concert-encounters in Italy and Switzerland. With this group, he attended the chamber music master classes of Enrico Pace and Brigitte Meyer, and has received praise from leading classical music specialists such as Piero Rattalino and Bruno Canino. In October 2014 and August 2015, he was invited to give a concert for the International Clarinet Festival and the Italian Clarinet University, organized by the Italian Clarinet Academy.
Giovanni has also performed with various chamber ensembles, from trio to quintet. In December 2014 at the Republic of San Marino with the Mitja string quartet he performed W. A. Mozart's famous Quintet in A Major K581. In May 2015, in trio with piano and violin at Faenza's Teatro Fellini, he premiered Ukrainian composer Yevhen Stankovych's Prayer for Peace, and Igor Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat.
In addition to his concert activities, Marinotti is also involved in pedagogical activities. From March to November 2012, he taught for The youth orchestra in every country: the Abreu system in Taranto, a project born of collaboration between L.A.M.S. of Matera, the "Giovanni Paisiello" State Music Conservatory and the municipality of Taranto. In October 2014, together with pianist Sara Lacarbonara, he founded the Arthemis Music Academy, a training organization that sees him committed to the promotion and development of music in the territory and of which he is the artistic director. Since October 2020, he has been teaching clarinet in secondary schools with music option run by the Italian Ministry of Education and Merit.