Born in Geneva, Gregorio Zanon’s first commission in 2000 was a success at the premiere of Étoiles, in the concert hall of the Geneva Conservatory. In 2001, in collaboration with the Quatuor Terpsycordes his composition String Quartet No. 1 premiered at the Villevieille festival 1. In 2003, the work won the Fritz Bach Prize from the Crescendo Foundation.
Subsequent commissions include String Quartet No. 2, entitled Légende à Quatre, performed first at the Geneva Contemporary Music Festival Archipel and then in Bucharest (June 2006) and Basel (2007). Later commissions include the Concerto grosso for string quintet and piano, performed first by the London Strings orchestra, conducted by Richard Llewellyn in April 2005, Romanèche Rhapsody for solo cello and string quintet written for Mark Drobinsky, premiered in Geneva in March 2006 and also performed in France and Tatarstan and City Dreams for jazz soprano and ensemble, commissioned by Sounds Underground (London) with a first performance in May 2006. In January 2007, the Swiss label Claves published Gregorio Zanon’s first album. From 2001 to 2004, Gregorio Zanon studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Dominic Muldowney, obtaining a Diploma in Composition. His review portfolio, including Allegro Esaltato, created in January 2003 by the London Strings orchestra, received the Arthur Huttinson Prize.
In 2019, he recorded the disc Works for solo piano in collaboration with the pianist Cédric Pescia at Claves.