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Giorgio Tuinfort is a Surinamese-Dutch musician, songwriter and record producer.

Giorgio Tuinfort
Birth nameGiorgio Hesdey Tuinfort
BornParamaribo, Suriname
OriginParamaribo
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Piano
  • keyboards
Associated acts
Websitegiorgiotuinfort.com

BiographyEdit

Born in Paramaribo, Suriname, Tuinfort grew up in The Hague, Netherlands. He is a classical pianist with a jazz influence. Giorgio wrote music and composed melodies starting at age 6.[1] He studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague from age 11, being admitted to the prestigious Young Talent Class. From age 12 he became known for his improvisation skills and ability to combine classical music with contemporary pop. When his mother bought him a Yamaha PSR 500 Keyboard, Giorgio used the sequencer to "stack" different sounds and combining them into an arrangement. At age 13, Giorgio was creating full productions.

Discovered by Dutch Studio entrepreneur and producer Rutger "Rutti" Kroese, Giorgio began his professional career at age 16, composing and producing for established Dutch artists. Subsequently Tuinfort embarked on an international career and moved in 2006 to the United States, to work together with then upcoming Senegalese-American recording artist Akon. They created a style together that became influential in the radio pop culture and years after. In the years following he collaborated with many musicians, including Michael Jackson, Sia, Rihanna, Whitney Houston and Lionel Richie among many others. In 2009 he partnered with David Guetta to again establish a sound that became prolific for radio pop culture, this time combining EDM, pop and urban music. Giorgio continued to show his diversity when he composed all music and television themes for the UEFA 2016 European Football Championships. Apart from the title song with David Guetta and Zara Larsson, Giorgio also composed a classical piece which was recorded by the 130-piece Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. Giorgio, together with Franck van der Heijden, is the composer of the UEFA Nations League theme song, which was lauded by critics as one of the best contemporary classical pieces of this time. [2][3] When asked, Giorgio still mentions Classical Music as the "Love of his Life" and expresses his ambitions to work on a classical oriented album in the future.

Songwriting and production credits (Incomplete)Edit

Title Year Artist Album Credits Written with Produced with
"The Sweet Escape"
(featuring Akon)
2007 Gwen Stefani The Sweet Escape Co-writer/Producer Gwen Stefani, Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Never Never" 2007 Brick & Lace Love Is Wicked Nyanda Thorbourne, Nailah Thorbourne, Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Don't Stop" Co-writer Nyanda Thorbourne, Nailah Thorbourne, Aliaume Thiam, Curtis Bedeau, Brian George
"Forgive Me" Leona Lewis Spirit Claude Kelly, Aliaume Thiam
"What You Got"
(featuring Akon)
2008 Colby O'Donis Colby O Co-writer/Producer Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Just Go"
(featuring Akon)
Lionel Richie Just Go Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Nothing Left to Give"
(featuring Akon)
Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Let You Go" Colby O'Donis Colby O Colby Colon, Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Under My Nose" Colby Colon, Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Right Now (Na Na Na)" Akon Freedom Co-writer/Co-producer Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Silver & Gold"
(featuring Akon)
Sway The Signature LP Co-writer/Producer Derek "Sway" Safo, Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Keep You Much Longer" Akon Freedom Co-writer/Co-producer Aliaume Thiam, Mark Goodchild Akon
"We Don't Care" Aliaume Thiam, Claude Kelly Akon
"Birthmark" Aliaume Thiam, Noel Fisher Akon, Detail
"Over the Edge" Aliaume Thiam, Claude Kelly Akon
"Freedom" Aliaume Thiam, Noel Fisher Akon
"Hard as Hell"
(featuring Akon)
2009 UGK UGK 4 Life Co-writer/Producer Chad Butler, Bernard Freeman, Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Like I've Never Felt"
(featuring Akon)
Whitney Houston I Look to You Whitney Houston, Aliaume Thiam, Claude Kelly Akon, Harvey Mason Jr.
"I Got You" Whitney Houston, Aliaume Thiam, Claude Kelly, Robert Kelly Akon, R. Kelly
"Push Push"
(featuring Akon)
2010 Kat DeLuna Inside Out Co-writer Kathleen DeLuna, Tiwatope Savage, Troy Johnson, Nasri Atweh, Aliaume Thiam
"Hold My Hand" Michael Jackson Michael Co-writer/Producer Aliaume Thiam, Claude Kelly Michael Jackson, Akon
"Laserlight"
(featuring David Guetta)
2011 Jessie J Who You Are jessica Cornish, Jason Pebworth, George Astasio, Jonathan Shave, Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer
"Where Them Girls At"
(featuring Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj)
David Guetta Nothing but the Beat Co-writer Pierre Guetta, Tramar Dillard, Onika Maraj, Juan Silinas, Oscar Silinas, Jared Cotter, Michael Caren, Sandy Wilhelm
"Little Bad Girl"
(featuring Taio Cruz & Ludacris)
Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Jacob Cruz, Christopher Bridges David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer
"Turn Me On"
(featuring Nicki Minaj)
Pierre Guetta, Ester Dean, Onika Maraj David Guetta, Daddy's Groove
"Sweat"
(vs. Snoop Dogg)
Calvin Broadus, Cheri Williams, Derek Jenkins, Dwayne Richardson, Cassio Ware, David Singer-Vine, Niles Howell-Dahr, Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer
"Without You"
(featuring Usher)
Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Jacob cruz, Usher Raymond IV, Richard Butler Jr. David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Daddy's Groove
"Nothing Really Matters"
(featuring Will.i.am)
Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Pierre Luc-Riox, William Adams David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer
"I Can Only Imagine"
(featuring Chris Brown & Lil Wayne)
Co-writer Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Christopher Brown, Dwayne Carter, Jacob Lutrell, Nasri Atweh
"Crank It Up"
(featuring Akon)
Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Aliaune Thiam David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Fabian Lenseen, Silvio Ecomo
"Night of Your Life"
(featuring Jennifer Hudson)
Pierre Guetta, Crystal Johnson, Anthony Preston David Guetta
"Repeat"
(featuring Jessie J)
Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Lorne Tennant, Jason Pebworth, George Astasio, Jonathan Shave, Jessica Cornish David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer
"Titanium"
(featuring Sia)
Pierre Guetta, Nicholas van de Wall, Sia Furler David Guetta, Afrojack
"She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)"
(featuring Sia)
2012 Nothing but the Beat 2.0 Pierre Guetta, Christopher Braide, Sia Furler David Guetta, Chris Braide
"Play Hard"
(featuring Akon & Ne-Yo)
Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Aliaune Thiam, Shaffer Smith David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer
"Just One Last Time"
(featuring Taped Rai)
Pierre Guetta, Thomas Liljegren, Alexander Ryberg David Guetta
"Every Chance We Get We Run"
(with Alesso featuring Tegan and Sara)
Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Alessandro Lindblad, Tegan Quinn, Sara Quinn David Guetta, Alesso, Frédéric Riesterer
"Sunshine"
(with Avicii)
Pierre Guetta, Timothy Bergling David Guetta, Avicii
"Lunar"
(with Afrojack)
Co-writer Pierre Guetta, Nicholas van de Wall
"Metropolis"
(with Nicky Romero)
Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta David Guetta, Nicky Romero
"The Alphabeat" Pierre Guetta David Guetta, Daddy's Groove
"Toy Story" Pierre Guetta David Guetta
"Phresh Out the Runway" Rihanna Unapologetic Robyn Fenty, Pierre Guetta, Terius Nash David Guetta, The-Dream
"Right Now"
(featuring David Guetta)
Robyn Fenty, Pierre Guetta, Mikkel Eriksen, Nicholas Rotteveel, Shaffer Smith, Terius Nash, Tor Hermansen David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Stargate, Kuk Harrell
"Fashion!" 2013 Lady Gaga Artpop Stefani Germanotta, William Adams, Pierre Guetta, Paul Blair Will.i.am, David Guetta, Lady Gaga
"It Should Be Easy"
(featuring Will.i.am)
Britney Spears Britney Jean Britney Spears, William Adams, Pierre Guetta, Nicholas Rotteveel, Marcus van Wattum David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Marcus van Wattum, Will.i.am, Anthony Preston
"Body Ache" Britney Spears, Pierre Guetta, Luciana Caporaso, Nicholas Clow, Myah Langston, Anthony Preston, Richard Gonnalez, Jose Luna David Guetta, Will.i.am, Anthony Preston
"Til' It's Gone" Britney Spears, Jensen Vaughan, Rosette Sharma, Anthony Preston, Pierre Guetta, William Adams Will.i.am, Anthony Preston
"Now That I Found You" Britney Spears, Danny O'Donoghue, Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer Will.i.am, Anthony Preston
"Lights On" 2014 Sean Paul Full Frequency Sean Paul Henriques, Jason Henriques, Aliaume Thiam Akon
"Love Never Felt So Good" Michael Jackson Xscape Producer Michael Jackson, John McClain, Paul Anka
"Lovers on the Sun"
(featuring Sam Martin)
David Guetta Listen Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Timothy Bergling, Frédéric Riesterer, Michael Einziger, Samuel Martin, Jason Evigan David Guetta, Avicii, Frédéric Riesterer, Daddy's Groove, Jason Evigan
"One Last Time" Ariana Grande My Everything Co-writer/Co-producer Pierre Guetta, Savan Kotecha, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Savan Kotecha
"Dangerous"
(featuring Sam Martin)
David Guetta Listen Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Samuel Martin, Jason Evigan, Lindy Robbins David Guetta, Sam Martin, Jason Evigan
"What I Did for Love"
(featuring Emeli Sandé)
Pierre Guetta, Breyan Stanley Isaac, Jason Evigan, Samuel Martin, Sean Douglas David Guetta
"No Money No Love"
(with Showtek featuring Elliphant & Ms. Dynamite)
Pierre Guetta, Wouter Janssen, Sjoerd Janssen, Nicholas Rotteveel, Ester Dean, Terius Nash David Guetta, Showtek, Nicky Romero
"Goodbye Friend"
(featuring The Script)
Co-writer/Additional producer Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Samuel Martin, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Breyan Stanley Isaac, Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, Zsolt Milichovszki, Dávid Nagy David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Stadiumx, Andrew Frampton, Danny O'Donoghue
"Lift Me Up"
(featuring Nico & Vinz & Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Geoffrey Early, Daniel Majic, Justin Franks, Nico Sereba, Vincent Dery, Julie Frost David Guetta
"Listen"
(featuring John Legend)
Pierre Guetta, Austin Bisnow, Frédéric Riesterer, Jason Evigan, John Stephens, Sarah Rayne, Joaquin Howard Banuelos David Guetta, Austin Bis
"Bang My Head"
(featuring Sia)
Pierre Guetta, Nicholas Rotteveel, Marcus van Wattum, Christian Karlsson, Sia Furler, Vincent Pontare, Magnus Lidehäll David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Marcus van Wattum
"Yesterday"
(featuring Bebe Rexha)
Pierre Guetta, Timothy Bergling, Bletz Rexha, Sean Douglas David Guetta, Avicii
"Hey Mama"
(featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack)
Pierre Guetta, Nicholas van de Wall, Ester Dean, Bleta Rexha, Sean Douglas, Onika Maraj David Guetta, Afrojack, Ester Dean
"Sun Goes Down"
(with Showtek featuring Magic! & Sonny Wilson)
Co-writer Pierre Guetta, Wouter Janssen, Sjoerd Janssen, Nasri Atweh, Lukas Loules, Mark Pellizzer
"S.T.O.P."
(featuring Ryan Tedder)
Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Pierre Luc-Rioux, Justin Davey, Viney Vyas, Ryan Tedder David Guetta
"I'll Keep Loving You"
(featuring Birdy & Jaymes Young)
Co-writer Pierre Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Teemu Brunila, Jaymes McFarland, Jasmine van den Bogaerde, Matthew Dragstrem
"The Whisperer"
(featuring Sia)
Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Sia Furler David Guetta
"Bad"
(with Showtek featuring Vassy)
Co-writer Pierre Guetta, Wouter Janssen, Sjoerd Janssen, Ossama Al Sarraf, Ned Shepard, Manuel Reuter, Vasiliki Karagiorgos, Nicholas Turpin
"Rise"
(featuring Skylar Grey)
Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Holly Hafermann, Claude Kelly David Guetta
"Shot Me Down"
(featuring Skylar Grey)
Pierre Guetta, Salvatore Bono David Guetta, Ralph Wegner
"Who's Taking You Home" 2015 Ne-Yo Non-Fiction Shaffer Smith, Pierre Guetta David Guetta
"Follow You" Sway Deliverance Derek "Sway" Safo, Edward Drewett
"Up All Night" 2016 Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind Co-writer Charlie Puth, Thomas Troelsen, Bonnie McKee
"This One's for You"
(featuring Zara Larsson)
David Guetta Non-album single Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Nicholas van de Wall, Ester Dean, Thomas Troelsen David Guetta, Afrojack
"Used to Have It All"
(with Afrojack)
Fais Faisal Ben Said, Nicholas van de Wall Fais, Afrojack
"Hold On & Believe"
(featuring The Federal Empire)
Martin Garrix Seven EP Co-writer Martijn Garritsen, Chad Wolf, McKay Stevens, Keith Varon, Simon Stromstedt
"Make Up Your Mind"
(with Florian Picasso)
Martijn Garritsen, Floriain Ruiz-Picasso
"Shed a Light"
(with David Guetta featuring Cheat Codes)
Robin Schulz Uncovered Robin Schulz, John Ryan II, Dennis Bierbrodt, Jürgen Dohr, Guido Kramar, Pierre Guetta, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Ammar Malik, Jason Evigan
"2U"
(featuring Justin Bieber)
2017 David Guetta 7 Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Jason Boyd, Daniel "Cesqeaux" Tuparia, Justin Bieber David Guetta
"Scared to Be Lonely"
(with Dua Lipa)
Martin Garrix Non-album single Martijn Garritsen, Nathaniel Campany, Kyle Shearer, Georgia Overton Martin Garrix, Valley Girl, Lorna Blackwood
"So Far Away"
(with David Guetta featuring Jamie Scott
& Romy Dya)
Matijn Garittsen, Jamie Scott, Pierre Guetta, Jason Boyd Martin Garrix, David Guetta
"Pick Me Up"
(featuring Anna of the North)
G-Eazy The Beautiful & Damned Co-writer Gerald Gillum, Pierre Guetta, Dakari Gwitira, Jimmy Lavigne, Holly Hafermann, Marcus van Wattum, Anna Lotterud
"Bed of Roses"
(featuring Stanaj)
2018 Afrojack Non-album single Nicholas van de Wall, Thomas Troelsen, Albert Stanaj, Molly Kate Kestner
"Like I Do"
(with Martin Garrix and Brooks)
David Guetta 7 Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Talay Riley, Thijs Westbroek, Sean Douglas, Martijn Garritsen, Nicholas Seeley, Robert Bergin David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Brooks
"Mad Love"
(with David Guetta featuring Becky G)
Sean Paul Mad Love: The Prequel EP Sean Paul Henriques, Pierre Guetta, Emily Schwartz, Shakira Ripoll, Jakc Patterson, Rosina Russell, Ina Wroldsen, Raoul Chen David Guetta, Jack Patterson, Jason Henriques, Banx & Ranx, 1st Klase
"Flames"
(with Sia)
David Guetta 7 Pierre Guetta, Sia Furler, Christopher Braide, Marcus van Wattam David Guetta, Marcus van Wattam
"Ocean"
(featuring Khalid)
Martin Garrix Non-album single Martijn Garritsen, Khalid Robinson, Ilsey Juber, Dewain Whitmore Martin Garrix, Denis Kosiak
"High on Life"
(featuring BONN)
Martijn Garritsen, Kristoffer "BONN" Fogelmark, Albin Nedler Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadkho
"Battle"
(featuring Faouzia)
David Guetta 7 Pierre Guetta, Boris Daenan, Daniel Shah, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, George Tizzard, Richard Parkhouse, Benjamin Levin, Justin Tranter David Guetta, Netsky, StarGate, Red Triangle, Carl Falk
"Say My Name"
(with Bebe Rexha & J Balvin)
Pierre Guetta, Sia Furler, Marco Masis, Alejandro Rodriguez, Alejandro Ramirez, Bleta Rexha, Nicholas Seeley, Emily Schwartz, Brittany Burton, Matthew Holmes, Philip Leigh, Thomas Troelsen, Jose Balvin, Jesus Cortes David Guetta, Boaz van de Beatz, Tainy, Sky
"She Knows How to Love Me"
(featuring Jess Glynne & Stefflon Don)
Pierre Guetta, Timothy Bergling, Frederic Riesterer, Nicholas Seeley, Jason Evigan, Relph Wegner, Jessica Glynne, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, Jonathan Reuven Rotem, Teal Douville, Stephanie Allen, Rakim Allen, Dorothy LaBostrie, Joseph Lubin, Richard Penniman David Guetta, Avicii, Frederic Riesterer, Jason Evigan, J.R. Rotem, Teal Douville, Priscilla Renea
"Motto"
(with Steve Aoki featuring Lil Uzi Vert, G-Eazy
& Mally Mail)
Pierre Guetta, Steven Aoki, Albert Harvey, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Marcus van Wattum, Brittany Talia Hazzard, Ilsey Juber, Symere Woods, Gerald Gillum, Mally Mail David Guetta, Steve Aoki, StarGate, Marcus van Wattum, GLOWINTHEDARK
"Para Que te Quedas"
(featuring J Balvin)
Pierre Guetta, Marco Masis, Alejandro Rodriguez, Sean Douglas, José Balvin David Guetta, Tainy, SKY

AwardsEdit

Giorgio was nominated for a Grammy Award four times, winning twice. He won the prestigious BMI Songwriter Award an unprecedented 30 times. He is recipient of the Buma Export Award (an award given to Dutch composers who have sold the most records abroad). He was also awarded the Golden Harp (Dutch music accomplishment award) and a Gouden Kalf (Dutch equivalent of the Oscars) for his music score for the Dutch film Bolletjes Blues. In 2015, Giorgio was commended by the Dutch Royal Family as recognition to his achievements and contribution to Dutch music on an international scale.

Dutch selected Music DiscographyEdit

Bolletjes Blues – Welkom in ons leven featuring Derenzo, Kimo, Mr Probz, Negativ, Raymzter

Brace – Cupido

Brace – Dilemma

Brace – Dit ben ik featuring Brainpower

Brace – Drijfzand

Brace – Hartendief featuring Ali B

Brace – Les Geleerd featuring Lange Frans

Brace – Samen

Brace – Van Jongen naar Man

Brace – Vraag Jezelf eens Af

Dignity – Everything Has Changed (Piano Version)

E-Life – K.I.T.A

Ebon-E – On My Way

Excellent – Doe Rustig

Gio – Je Hebt me

Goldy – Goldy

Gordon – I'll be your Voice (Songfestival 2003)

Gordon & Re-Play – Een Nieuw Begin featuring Extince

Gordon & Re-Play – Vrienden voor het Leven

Kinderen voor Kinderen – 100 Jaar

Kinderen voor Kinderen – Als de Wereld nou van Mij is

Kinderen voor Kinderen – Dierenvriend

Kinderen voor Kinderen – Leef met Elkaar

Kinderen voor Kinderen – Ons Hele Leven Lang

Kinderen voor Kinderen – Wereldplan

Lange Frans – Doofpot

Lange Frans – Testament

Lange Frans – Zing voor me featuring Thé Lau

Lange Frans & Baas B – Dankbaar featuring Suzanna Lubrano

Lange Frans & Baas B – Geef me nog een Kans featuring Brace

Lange Frans & Baas B – Kamervragen

Lange Frans & Baas B – Neem me niet Kwalijk

Lange Frans & Baas B – Het Land van

Lange Frans & Baas B – Venus en Mars

Lange Frans & Baas B – Verder

Mark Dakriet – De Reis

Mark Dakriet – Dit Lied is Voor Jou

Mark Dakriet – Droom Maar

Mark Dakriet – Een Laatste Dans

Mark Dakriet – Er is een Weg

Mark Dakriet – Je Moeten Missen

Mark Dakriet – Muziek

Mark Dakriet – Nooit Meer Alleen

Mark Dakriet – Nu het Over is met Ruth Jacott

Mark Dakriet – Samen Sterk met Lady Smith Black Mambazo

Mark Dakriet – Tegen Beter Weten in

Mark Dakriet – Voor Altijd

Mark Dakriet – Vrij Zijn

Mark Dakriet – Waardeloos met Suzanna Lubrano

Mark Dakriet – We Komen er wel Uit

Negativ – Dingen Gedaan

Negativ – Je Weet niet wie ik Ben

Negativ – Kijk Eens om je Heen

Negativ – Negativitijdperk

Negativ – Niks is wat het Zijn moet featuring Ebon-E

Negativ – Onbreekbaar

Raymzter – Soms Gaat het Mis

Re-Play – Die Tijd

Re-Play – Hum Hum

Re-Play – Niemand

Re-Play – Piraterij

Re-Play – Schaakmat

Re-Play – Ware Liefde

Sat-R-Day – My Girl's Best Friend

Trijntje Oosterhuis – We are Gold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ...Baby One More Time (song)
  2. ^ "Giorgio Tuinfort". The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Mainstreamin'". Indianapolis Star.