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Ennio Morricone is an Italian music great, who has made some of the best background scores for films and television series. He is a very gifted piano player and an even better trumpeter. His musical capabilities allowed him to orchestrate and conduct many operas around the world. Morricone’s keen sense of music earned him many awards and laurels. He has five Academy Award nominations to his name. The eighty four year old still performs concerts and his live performances attract huge audience numbers. He is credited with having written the theme for the 1978 FIFA World cup. Book your Ennio Morricone tickets and see the artist grace the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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Ennio Morricone is held in great esteem as a musician and composer. In his long illustrious career, he has held many roles as a conductor, orchestrator and producer. For his work in the field of music, he has been given with many awards. He has received eleven Nastro d'Argento Awards, which are the second oldest film awards after the Academy Awards. In addition to that, he is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, five BAFTA Awards and two Golden Globes. His music transgresses into various genres, making him a highly versatile and, in demand musician. Get Ennio Morricone tickets and avail the opportunity to hear the living legend play some of his outstanding music.
He was born in Rome, Italy in 1928. His father, Libera Morricone was a professional trumpet player who worked with several orchestras. He was Ennio Morricone’s first music teacher as well. Motivated by his father, Ennio Morricone came up with his first music composition at the age of six. Morricone was encouraged to follow his interest in music, for which he had a natural flair. Keeping in line with his own ambitions and his father’s wishes, he enrolled in the National Academy of Santa Cecilia to pursue music.
In 1946 Ennio got his trumpet diploma and was ready to offer his services as a musician. He was immediately hired as a theatre musician. Several years later he started working on evening radio shows. He followed his music education even further, getting another diploma in Composition in 1954, with Goffredo Petrassi as his mentor.
Morricone expanded his repertoire, by working as a muisc composer for films, six years later. The first film that featured his music was “Il Federale”. However, it was not until 1964 that he gained worldwide fame as a brilliant score composer. He came up with the music for the film “A Fistful Of Dollars” featuring Clint Eastwood, and its ensuing sequels as well which brought him a lot of popularity. The 1966 Western, “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly” was another film whose background score originated from Morricone’s creativity. More recently, Quentin Tarantino invited Morricone to provide music for his film, “Inglourious Basterds”. Morricone declined due to a conflicting schedule. Up till now Ennio Morricone has composed music for over four hundred films.
Morricone was also a part of an Avant Garde ensemble formed in 1964, which is abbreviated as the GINC. This group focused on exploring the boundaries of improvisational music and new music methods. This experimental group was called the “Il Gruppo” and is listed as being the first few of its kind. The group disbanded in 1980, by which time they had come up with seven albums.
The Italian born artist has not only appeared as a guest musician on many orchestras, he has conducted numerous renowned orchestras worldwide. He has conducted the Rome Opera House Orchestra, the National Brazilian Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Academy among many others. Morricone was also present at the concert, held in the UN general assembly hall to welcome the new Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban-ki Moon.
In 2007, Ennio Morricone got the Academy Honorary Award for his many contribtutions to film music. He was bestowed high honors, by the president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy in 2009. Sarkozy gave Morricone the rank of Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor.
Morricone’s discography ranges from composing music for films and television series, to producing the best classical pieces of the past era. His compositions encompass thirty symphonic pieces along with fifteen piano concertos. He has various collaborative albums with artists such as Chico Buarque, Hayley Westenra and Romina Arena. Having sold over seventy million records all over the world, he ranks right at the top with the best names in music. Don’t miss the chance to hear Morricone weave his enchanting tunes and get Ennio Morricone tickets right away.