|Emeralde is Mark Gasbarro (piano), Margie Russomanno (vocals). This brilliant songwriting team’s individual styles yield rich, musically diverse and internationally appealing songs that have become the unique style of Emeralde.
Mark, composer/arranger, producer and conductor, is one of the most sought after pianists in the entertainment industry. His piano playing and orchestrations have been featured on a long list of Hollywood blockbusters including the beautifully touching featured piano solo in Pixar’s hit film Up which won the Academy Award® for Best Score, Inside Out, Winner of Golden Globes and an Academy Award® for Best Animated Motion Picture, Spiderman Homecoming, War of the Planet of the Apes, Coco, Star Wars Rouge One, Zootopia, Jurassic World, Tomorrowland, Jupiter Ascending, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Cars 2, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8, Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, all the episodes of ABC-TV’s huge hit series Lost, and many others.
Margie, a radiant pop singer and brilliant songwriter, delivers the duos’ vocals with a voice as “lush as velvet.” Margie has written music for television and feature films and her works have garnered over half a million YouTube views. Her most recent solo CD release, All I Need, spent three years in the top 5 on ReverbNation’s LA Christian Gospel Charts, much of that time in the #1 position. Margie is the Director of Music Ministries at New Life Church of the Nazarene (818-368-0700).