Giovanni Sollima is an internationally renowned cellist and the Italian composer whose works are most performed the world. He has collaborated with Riccardo Muti, Yo-Yo Ma, Ruggero Raimondi, Mario Brunello, Kathryn Stott, Yuri Bashmet, Katia e Marielle Labeque, Patti Smith, Stefano Bollani, Paolo Fresu, Elisa e Antonio Albanese and with orchestras including Chicago Symphony OrchestraLiverpool PhilharmonicRoyal Concertgebouw OrchestraMoscow Soloists,  Berlin KonzerthausorchesterAustralian Chamber Orchestra, Il Giardino Armonico, Accademia Bizantina, Budapest Festival Orchestra.

Giovanni Sollima has performed in some of the most important venues in the world, including Alice Tully Hall, Knitting Factory, Carnegie Hall (New York), Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Opera House (Sidney), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Settembre Musica di Milano e Torino, Mittelfest of Cividale del Friuli, ClassicheFORME in Lecce, for the Associazione Scarlatti di Napoli. 

Since 2010 he has been teaching at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, where he was awarded the title of Academic.

In 2012 he founded the 100 Cellos together with Enrico Melozzi. 

In composing, Giovanni Sollima explores different genres using ancient, oriental, electric and inventive instruments, playing in the Sahara desert, underwater, and with an Ice Cello.

His discography started up in 1998 with a CD commissioned by Philip Glass for his label Point Music which was followed by many other albums for Sony, Egea and Decca.

In October 2018 he received the prestigious Anner Bijlsma Award at the Cello Biennale in Amsterdam.

In 2021 he recorded the six Suites by J.S. Bach.Giovanni Sollima plays a cello by Francesco Ruggieri (Cremona, 1679).