Italy mourns pianist, 48

The composer and pianist Ezio Bosso has died in Bologna of a neurodegenerative disease that forced him to give up playing nine months ago.

Bosso was hugely popular, a regular chart-topper. Italy’s culture minister Dario Franceschini called him: ‘a profound and generous man, an explosive artist capable of transmitting the joy of playing and passion for music.’

May he rest in peace.

Watch his address to the European Parliament:

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