Nicola Piovani

Academy Award-winner for the soundtrack “Life is beautiful”

Fee Range: €€/$$ 10.000-20.000
Languages: Italian

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Nicola Piovani is a well-known pianist, composer, conductor and author of soundtracks. He has collaborated with some of the major directors of the Italian cinema, winning the Academy Award in 1999 for the soundtrack “Life is beautiful”.

He puts his vision and experience at the disposal of the corporate world underlining the similarities between the world of music and the dynamics of work in the company.

He collaborated with many Italian directors including Monicelli, Moretti, Tornatore, Giuseppe Bertolucci, the Taviani Brothers, Fellini and foreigners as Ben Von Verbong, Bernard Favre, Pal Gabor, Bigas Luna, Dusan Makavejes, John Irvin, Jos Stellng. Piovani has made also soundtracks for highly successful Italian television dramas.

If in early days the cinema occupied the main space of his work, over the years he has devoted himself more and more to theatrical music, to the point that the live show now takes up most of his time.

He is also active as a composer of songs (those for Fabrizio De André and for the actor Roberto Benigni) and chamber music.

Awards and acknowledgments:
David di Donatello in 1986 and 1994 for the movies Ginger e Fred and Caro Diario; Silver Ribbon for Best Music in 1991; Ciak d’oro in 1986; four editions of the Soundtrack Award; SIAE Lifetime Achievement Award and Rota Award 1997;
Oscar winner in 1999 and in 2000 nomination for the Grammy Award for the music of the film “La vita è bella” by Roberto Benigni. Ciak d’Oro e David di Donatello in 2001 for the soundtrack of the film “The Son’s Room”.
In 2003 with “Pinocchio he won the Nastro d’Argento. In 2004 the Luigi Mancinelli Award. Nel 2005 nomination for the Cesar Award for the movie L’Equipier.


  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Leading and motivation of your team
  • Improving of the performance.

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