Ennio Morricone, the roman musician and compositor, died last night at the age of 91.
The orchestra Conductor graduated in trumpet, composition, instrumentation, band conducting and choral music at Santa Cecilia Conservatory; in the years, he has composed some of the most poetic soundtrack in the history of contemporary cinema, from the films by Sergio Leone to those by Quentin Tarantino.
The long career as musician and compositor has found fulfillment thanks to the Oscar received in 2007 “for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music”; also, Morricone won 3 Grammy Awards, 4 Golden Globes, 6 BAFTA, 10 David di Donatello awards, 11 Nastri d’Argento awards, 2 European Film Awards, 1 Golden Lion for lifetime achievement and 1 Polar Music Prize, solding more than 70 million records.
Personalities from the music, cultural and politic world have honored Morricone through their thoughts and messages; among them the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
His contribute to the history of cinema and music has made him famous and acknowledged in the world as one of the most prestigious composers of film music.