Giorgio Tuinfort -

Giorgio Tuinfort

Giorgio Tuinfort
Birth nameGiorgio Hesdey Tuinfort
BornParamaribo, Suriname
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Piano
  • keyboards
Associated acts

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



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 music. 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, Lady Gaga, 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 modern time. [2][3] When asked, Giorgio still mentions Classical Music as the "Love of his Life" and expresses his ambitions to work on film music in the future.

Giorgio is known for avoiding the limelights and not being present on social media, citing "Music speaks for itself".


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.

Songwriting and Production Credits

Year Artist Song Album
2001 Ebon-E "On My Way (Hey What 2 Do)" Non-album single
2002 Def Rhymz "Ome Def" Hoorgasme
Gordon & Re-Play "Een Nieuw Begin" Gordon & Re-Play
"Vrienden Voor Het Leven"
Sat-R-Day "My Girls Best Friend" The Megamix
Edsilia Rombley "Chaingang (Break These Chains)" Face to Face
Re-Play "Niemand" Non-album single
2003 Gordon "I'll Be Your Voice" Non-album single
2004 Mark Dakriet "Vrij Zijn" Dit Ben Ik
"Nooit Meer Alleen"
"Nu Het Over Is" feat. Ruth Jacott
"Tegen Beter Weten In"
"Je Moeten Missen"
"Samen Sterk" feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
"Droom Maar"
"Waardeloos" feat. Suzanna Lubrano
"Een Laatste Dans"
"Voor Altijd"
"We Komen Er Wel Uit"
"Er Is Een Wig"
"De Reis"
"Dit Lied Is Voor Jou"
2005 Brace "Hartendief" Strijder
"Les Geleerd"
"Dit Ben Ik"
"Vraag Jezelf Eens Af"
Yes-R "Tienermoedes" feat. Brainpower and Negativ Mijn Pad
"Bedankt" feat. Typhoon
Lange Frans & Baas B "Het Land Van..." Het land van
2006 Negativ "Negativitijdperk" Negativitijdperk
"Dingen Gedaan"
"Je Weet Niet Wie Ik Ben"
"Ga Maar Los"
"Kijk Eens Om Je Heen" feat. Ebon-E
"Niks Is Wat Het Zijn Moet" feat. Ebon-E
Excellent "Doe Dustig" Excalibur
Akon "Shake Down" Konvicted
"Blown Away" feat. Styles P
Gwen Stefani "The Sweet Escape" feat. Akon The Sweet Escape
2007 Brick & Lace "Get That Clear (Hold Up)" Love Is Wicked
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony "I Tried" feat. Akon Strength & Loyalty
Brick & Lace "Never Never" Love Is Wicked
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony "Never Forget Me" feat. Akon Strength & Loyalty
Brick & Lace "Boyfriend" Love Is Wicked
Brace "Dilemma" Dilemma
"Van Jongen Naar Man"
Leona Lewis "Forgive Me" Spirit
Mario "Do Right" Go
Nicole Scherzinger "Puakenikeni" Non-album single
2008 Michael Jackson "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" with Akon Thriller 25
Colby O'Donis "What You Got" feat. Akon Colby O
Nelly "Body on Me" feat. Akon and Ashanti Brass Knuckles
Three 6 Mafia "That's Right" feat. Akon Last 2 Walk
Colby O'Donis "Let Me Go" Colby O
"Under My Nose"
Akon "Right Now (Na Na Na)" Freedom
Sway DaSafo "Silver & Gold" The Signature LP
"Pray for Kaya"
Akon "Beautiful" feat. Colby O'Donis and Kardinal Offishall Freedom
"Keep You Much Longer"
"We Don't Care"
"Over the Edge"
2009 Icon "Right Now" Non-album single
Lionel Richie "Just Go" feat. Akon Just Go
"Nothing Left to Give" feat. Akon
UGK "Hard as Hell" feat. Akon UGK 4 Life
David Guetta "Sexy Bitch" feat. Akon One Love
Whitney Houston "Like I Never Felt" feat. Akon I Look to You
"I Got You"
2010 Kat DeLuna "Push Push" feat. Akon Inside Out
Flo Rida "Club Can't Handle Me" feat. David Guetta Only One Flo (Part 1)
Natalia Kills "Mirrors" Perfectionist
Quincy Jones "Strawberry Letter 23" feat. Akon Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
Michael Jackson "Hold My Hand" with Akon Michael
David Guetta "Who's That Chick?" feat. Rihanna One More Love
The Black Eyed Peas "The Best One Yet (The Boy)" The Beginning
2011 Mohombi "Love in America" MoveMeant
"Match Made in Heaven"
David Guetta "Where Dem Girls At?" feat. Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj Nothing But the Beat
"Little Bad Girl" feat. Taio Cruz and Ludacris
"The Alphabeat" Nothing But the Beat: Electronic Album
"Lunar" with Afrojack
"Sunshine" with Avicii
"Metro Music"
"Toy Story"
"Turn Me On" feat. Nicki Minaj Nothing But the Beat
"Sweat" vs. Snoop Dogg
"Without You" feat. Usher
"Nothing Really Matters" feat.
"I Can Only Imagine" feat. Chris Brown and Lil Wayne
"Crank It Up" feat. Akon
"Night of Your Life" feat. Jennifer Hudson
"Repeat" feat. Jessie J
"Titanium" feat. Sia
"I'm a Machine" feat. Crystal Nicole and Tyrese
Timbaland "Pass at Me" feat. Pitbull Non-album single
Porcelain Black "Naughty Naughty" Non-album single
Jessie J "Laserlight" feat. David Guetta Who You Are
2012 Various artists "100 Jaar" Hallo Wereld
Suzanna Lubrano "Tardi Di Mas" Non-album single
Trijntje Oosterhuis "We Are Gold" Wrecks We Adore
David Guetta "She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)" feat. Sia Nothing But the Beat 2.0
Ludacris "Rest of My Life" feat. Usher and David Guetta Fast & Furious 6 OST
David Guetta "Just One Last Time" feat. Taped Rai Nothing But the Beat 2.0
Rihanna "Phresh Out the Runway" Unapologetic
"Right Now" feat. David Guetta
David Guetta "Play Hard" feat. Ne-Yo and Akon Nothing But the Beat 2.0
"Every Chance We Get We Run" with Alesso feat. Tegan and Sara
"Metropolis" with Nicky Romero
2013 Snoop Lion "Tired of Running" feat. Akon Reincarnated
David Guetta "Ain't a Party" with Glowinthedark feat. Harrison Non-album single
Lady Gaga "Fashion!" Artpop
Britney Spears "It Should Be Easy" feat. Britney Jean
"Body Ache"
"Til It's Gone"
"Now That I Found You"
2014 David Guetta "Shot Me Down" feat. Skylar Grey Listen
"Bad" with Showtek feat. Vassy
Michael Jackson "Love Never Felt So Good" Xscape
David Guetta "Blast Off" with Kaz James Listen Again
"Lovers on the Sun" feat. Sam Martin Listen
Ariana Grande "One Last Time" My Everything
David Guetta "Dangerous" feat. Sam Martin Listen
"What I Did for Love" feat. Emeli Sande
"No Money No Love" with Showtek feat. Elliphant and Ms. Dynamite
"Goodbye Friend" feat. The Script
"Lift Me Up" feat. Nico & Vinz and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
"Listen" feat. John Legend
"Bang My Head" feat. Sia
"Yesterday" feat. Bebe Rexha
"Hey Mama" feat. Bebe Rexha, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack
"Sun Goes Down" with Showtek feat. Magic! and Sonny Wilson
"S.T.O.P." feat. Ryan Tedder
"I'll Keep Loving You" feat. Birdy and Jaymes Young
"The Whisperer" feat. Sia
"Rise" feat. Skylar Grey
2015 Ne-Yo "Who's Taking You Home" Non-Fiction
Re-Play "Er Is Geen Ander" Non-album single
"Mona Lisa" Non-album single
David Guetta "Bang My Head" feat. Sia and Fetty Wap Listen Again
Anastacia "Take This Chance" Ultimate Collection
2016 Charlie Puth "Up All Night" Nine Track Mind
David Guetta "This One's for You" feat. Zara Larsson Non-album single
The Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love?" feat. The World Non-album single
Celine Dion "Ma faille" Encore un soir
"Tu Sauras"
Fais "Used to Have It All" with Afrojack Non-album single
Martin Garrix "Hold On & Believe" feat. The Federal Empire Seven EP
Robin Schulz "Shed a Light" with David Guetta feat. Cheat Codes Uncovered
2017 Martin Garrix "Scared to Be Lonely" with Dua Lipa Non-album single
Star Cast "Gooder Than a Mother" feat. Queen Latifah and Miss Lawrence Star OST
David Guetta "Light My Body Up" feat. Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne Non-album single
"2U" feat. Justin Bieber 7
Bruno Mars "Versace on the Floor" vs. David Guetta Non-album single
Mono Mind "Save Me a Place" Mind Control
David Guetta "So Far Away" with Martin Garrix feat. Jamie Scott and Romy Dya 7
G-Eazy "Pick Me Up" feat. Anna of the North The Beautiful & Damned
2018 Afrojack "Bed of Roses" feat. Stanaj Non-album single
Sean Paul "Mad Love" with David Guetta feat. Becky G Mad Love the Prequel
David Guetta "Like I Do" with Martin Garrix and Brooks 7
"Flames" with Sia
Martin Garrix "Ocean" feat. Khalid Non-album single
"High on Life" feat. BONN Non-album single
David Guetta "Blame It on Love" feat. Madison Beer 7
"Say My Name" with Bebe Rexha and J Balvin
"She Knows How to Love Me" feat. Jess Glynne and Stefflon Don
"Para Que Te Quedes" feat. J Balvin
2019 Sherefa "Is It Love?" Non-album single
Martin Garrix "Summer Days" feat. Patrick Stump and Macklemore Non-album single
"These Are the Times" feat. JRM Non-album single
David Guetta "Never Be Alone" with Morten feat. Aloe Blacc Non-album single
Celine Dion "Lying Down" Courage
David Guetta "Make It to Heaven" with Morten and Raye Non-album single

Dutch selected Music Discography

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


  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.

Categories: 1981 births | Living people | Dutch composers | People from Paramaribo

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