Italian artist Ezio Bosso, 48 years old, passed away today.
A musician, composer and conductor he has been suffering from a neurodegenerative disease since 2011. He initially continued to play the piano but since 2017he has concentrated on conducting and composing.
Invited to the 66th Sanremo festival by Carlo Conti he played the piano enchanting million of Italian with his music and love for life: “there is a better world – he uses to day – and the music is the medium”.
He learned to read and play music when he was a child. He was really talented able to hear each different sound of a live orchestra.
Ezio Bosso was also a brilliant orchestral conductor and classical composer. He conducted such prominent orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra.
On October 30, 2015 his first major studio album, The 12th Room, was released and peaked at number three on the Italian FIMI albums chart.
Bosso has won several awards for his compositions, including the Australian Green Room Award, the Syracuse NY Award and two David di Donatello Awards. His compositions have appeared in various films, performance art and theatrical productions.
In September 2019 Bosso let it be known that due to a neurodegenerative illness he was losing the control of two fingers. Therefore he was not able to play the piano anymore.
“Earlier in 2019, Bosso asked fans to stop begging him to play the piano as two of his fingers “no longer respond well” because of a neurodegenerative illness”, reported the Guardian.
In 2019 he presented the show Che Storia è la musica for Rai 3 and was a huge success a very emotional piece of television.
The show was also presented in a Christmas version last December with the title Che Storia è la musica dedicated to Čajkovskij.
He was brilliant, talented, full of life and joy and we all feel very sad for this terrible loss.