Giovanni Conti was disciple of the famous Gregorian academic Luigi Agustoni, and continued his studies, influenced by the insights of Eugène Cardine, through multiple activities. He is Professor of Palaeography and Semiotics at the Gregorian University School of Music of Italian Switzerland; Professor of Liturgical Musicology at the Theological Faculty of Lugano: Professor at the University of Parma (Musicology Master). He holds multiple courses, as those promoted in Cremona by the International Study of Gregorian Chant; in Venice by the Fondazione Levi; in Valle de los Caidos (Madrid) by the Ahiesgre; in Milan by the Civic School of Music.
He carries on researches and holds university seminars in Switzerland and abroad, based on the forms of Western sacred music, on the liturgical sources, on medieval and sacred vocal repertoire of Latin musical cultures in Europe and its changes through the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque. His activities include musical critics: he published numerous essays for newspapers and magazines.
He has been member of the jury in prestigious international competitions. He realized numerous musical and television productions for the Austrian ORF TV, for the Switzerland TV and Radio, for the RAI Italian Radio and Television, for the Polska TV, for the Nippon Television, for the ZDF and the Vatican Television Center.
He performs concerts at the helm of the vocal ensemble More Antiquo (male ensemble) and Adiastema (female ensemble).
He recorded for labels such as JVC, Ares, Naxos, Pauline Audiovisual Chgc, Amadeus, Classic voice, ARTS and Dymanic.
He is Artistic Director of the International Festival of medieval and renaissance music “Cantar di Pietre”. He is vice-president of the International Association Study of Gregorian Chant. It succeeded Luigi Agustoni at the conduction of the Cantus Gregoriani Helvetici Cultores. He is Director of the musicological journal Vox Antiqua. He was for several years responsible for the activities of the Swiss Radio Choir; he is currently the responsible for Music productions of Switzerland Radio Television.