Famous Italian Pianists

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Ludovico Einaudi
(Italian Pianist and Composer Known for His Albums ‘I Giorni’, ‘Nightbook’ and ‘In a Time Lapse’)
Ludovico Einaudi
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Birthdate: November 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy

Ludovico Einaudi is an Italian composer and pianist. Although he started his career as a classical musician, Einaudi began incorporating other genres like rock, folk, and pop later in his career. Apart from composing studio and live albums, Ludovico Einaudi also composes the scores for films and TV series. His work in the filn Acquario earned him the prestigious Grolla d'oro award.

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Maurizio Pollini
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Birthdate: January 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Nino Rota
(Composer)
Nino Rota
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Birthdate: December 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: April 10, 1979
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Romano Mussolini
(Pianist and Painter & Youngest Son of Italy’s Fascist Dictator 'Benito Mussolini')
Romano Mussolini
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Birthdate: September 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Forli, Italy
Died: February 3, 2006

Italian jazz-pianist, painter and film producer Romano Mussolini, youngest son of fascist dictator of Italy Benito Mussolini, developed interest in music during childhood. He played jazz under the assumed name Romano Full following the Second World War and formed a leading Italian jazz band, Romano Mussolini All Stars, which spawned albums like Jazz Allo Studio 7 and At the Santa Tecla.

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
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Birthdate: January 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brescia, Italy
Died: June 12, 1995
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Lucio Dalla
(Former singer-songwriter who is best known for his original composition)
Lucio Dalla
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Birthdate: March 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: March 1, 2012
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Elio de Angelis
(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver, Pianist)
Elio de Angelis
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Birthdate: March 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome
Died: May 15, 1986

Born into an affluent Roman family, Elio de Angelis joined the Formula One scene with the Shadow team. He was also a talented pianist. Unfortunately, he lost his life in a fiery accident at the Paul Ricard Circuit in 1986, sparking debates about race car safety standards.

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Muzio Clementi
(Composer)
Muzio Clementi
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Birthdate: January 23, 1752
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 10, 1832
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Ferruccio Busoni
(Italian Composer, Pianist and Conductor Known for His Works ‘Arlecchino’ and ‘Doktor Faust’)
Ferruccio Busoni
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Birthdate: April 1, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Empoli, Italy
Died: July 27, 1924

Born to musician parents in Italy, Ferruccio Busoni was a child prodigy, having begun composing at the age of 7. He grew up to be a piano professor in Finland, and his work later took him to Moscow and the U.S. He is remembered for his opera and chamber pieces.

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Paolo Conte
(Italian Singer, Pianist, and Songwriter Known for His Distinctly Grainy, Resonant Voice)
Paolo Conte
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Birthdate: January 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Asti, Italy

Paolo Conte is an Italian singer, composer, pianist, and lawyer. Renowned for his grainy, resonant voice, Conte's compositions are reminiscent of Mediterranean and Italian sounds. Over the years, he has received honorary doctorates from several institutions, such as the University of Macerata. In 1999, Paolo Conte was honored with the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

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Ezio Bosso
(Composer)
Ezio Bosso
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Birthdate: September 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Turin, Piedmont ,Italy
Died: May 14, 2020
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Renato Carosone
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Birthdate: January 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: May 20, 2001
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Luis Bacalov
(Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Film score composer)
Luis Bacalov
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Birthdate: August 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
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Armando Trovajoli
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Birthdate: September 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: February 28, 2013
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
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Birthdate: April 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: March 16, 1968
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Alfredo Casella
(Composer, Conductor, Pianist)
Alfredo Casella
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Birthdate: July 25, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: March 5, 1947
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Piero Piccioni
(Film score composer)
Piero Piccioni
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Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: July 23, 2004

Italian composer Piero Piccioni began his career with the radio and his jazz band 013. He also composed using the American name Piero Morgan, and starting with the score for La Tempesta, he became a regular in Hollywood. He had composed more than 300 film soundtracks, ranging from horror to romance.

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Franco Alfano
(Composer, Pianist, best known today for his opera Risurrezione and for having completed Puccini's opera Turandot)
Franco Alfano
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Birthdate: March 8, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Posillipo, Italy
Died: October 27, 1954
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Gloria Campaner
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Birthdate: April 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jesolo, Italy
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Giovanni Sgambati
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Birthdate: May 28, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 14, 1914
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Sophie Pacini
(Pianist)
Sophie Pacini
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Birthdate: December 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Sophie Pacini is a German-Italian pianist who made her concert debut in 2000 when she was just eight years old. Since then, she has performed in several well-known concert halls around the world including the Wigmore Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Konzerthaus in  Vienna, and Philharmonie in Berlin. She has also performed at international festivals like Lucerne Festival.

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Giorgio Gaslini
(Jazz Pianist)
Giorgio Gaslini
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Birthdate: October 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: July 29, 2014
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Gianandrea Gavazzeni
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Birthdate: July 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
Died: February 5, 1996
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Detto Mariano
(Composer)
Detto Mariano
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Birthdate: July 27, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monte Urano, Italy
Died: March 25, 2020
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Amos Bocelli
(Andrea Bocelli’s Son)
Amos Bocelli
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Birthdate: February 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Italy

Amos Bocelli is an Italian musician. The oldest son of prominent operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli and his first wife, Enrica Cenzatti, Amos has inherited his father’s musical talent. He has a degree in piano and often performs alongside his father. He is a member of the board of directors of Almud Edizioni Musicali and Andrea Bocelli Foundation.