One of Italy’s modern world-renowned composers, Ezio Bosso died today at the age of 48.
Bosso was diagnosed with a degenerative ailment in 2011. When this happened, he was determined that this would not stop him from doing what he loves most. After undergoing brain surgery for the removal of a tumor that happened, as he says, ‘in a history of the dark’, he had forgotten how to speak and to play, and had to re-learn everything all over again, but he did not give up.
Ezio Bosso directing the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra at Teatru Manoel in 2018
Known as one of the most influential contemporary composers, Ezio Bosso was born in Turin into a working-class family but right from the very beginning, he expressed a strong desire to go beyond the national boundaries that has characterised his entire career.
At the age of 16, he made his debut in France as a soloist, subsequently, he studied composition and conducting at the Vienna Academy and went on to collaborate with several European orchestras, including Malta’s own Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert which he gave in March 2018, in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation
Ezio Bosso in Concert at Teatru Manoel in 2018
Eclecticism, versatility and generosity are the distinguishing features of his artistic career and the endless list of his collaborations with prestigious musical institutions and concert seasons in which he has performed as a composer or a performer, as a conductor or as a member of chamber music ensembles includes: the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Sydney Opera House, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Houston Symphony, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Festival of Perelada, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Lac Lugano and KKL in Lucerne.