Italy mourns pianist, 48

Italy mourns pianist, 48


norman lebrecht

May 15, 2020

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:


  • Lorenzo says:

    On there is this petition to name a corner of Turin that has always been frequented by Ezio Bosso. It would be nice to get your support.