Nicola Piovani was born in Rome, where he has always lived and worked, on May 26, 1946. A multifaceted musician, he has expressed his creativity in different musical genres. In the field of film music with the soundtrack composed for the feature film NP Il segreto by Silvano Agosti he launched his career as a film music composer, for which he has composed more than 200 soundtracks working with prestigious Italian and foreign directors. 

In 1971 he co-composed with Fabrizio De André the albums “Non al denaro, non all’amore né al cielo” which was followed by “Storia di un impiegato.” He later composed numerous songs, many of which were collected in 2013 in an album entitled Piovani cantabile. 

From the beginning, Piovani combined his work in film with his work for the theater, writing stage music for productions by Carlo Cecchi, Luca De Filippo, Maurizio Scaparro and Vittorio Gassman, among others. 

In 1989 he composed for Teatro Sistina the music for I sette re di Roma libretto by Gigi Magni, starring Gigi Proietti, directed by Pietro Garinei. In 2002 he composed for the Théâtre National de Chaillot, Alfredo Arias’ musical comedy Concha Bonita, libretto by René de Ceccatty, directed by Alfredo Arias. 

Nicola Piovani is the author of several concert compositions: Reflex, for two pianos; the Trio Il demone meschino; Ballata epica, for cello and orchestra; Carme inspired by Catullus’s poetry; Cyberknife, rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra; L’assassino, quartet for four saxophones; Il volo di mare, preludio concertante for ten instruments; and the Sinfonia delle stagioni. 

In 2022 he conducted Amorosa presenza, an opera he composed, at the Giuseppe Verdi Theater in Trieste. Piovani is Resident Artist of the Fondazione Musica Per Roma and Full Academician of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. 

He has been awarded illustrious honors: in 2001 Commendatore OMRI. In 2008 Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des lettres On June 29, 2022 Honorary Doctorate of the University Perugia in 2022 Honorary Master Degree of the University of Parma.During his long career, he has won four David di Donatello, two Ciack d’Oro, five Nastri d’Argento, two Globi d’Oro (Foreign Press), Globo d’Oro alla carriera, Premio le Maschere del Teatro, Sound Stars Award for lifetime achievement, Oscar award.