Pino Donaggio

Born in Burano (Venice) in 1941, Pino Donaggio studied violin at the Conservatory of Venice and Milan.

After a period of adolescent performer of classical music with the Solisti Veneti and the Soloists of Milan, in 1959 he began to devote himself to the pop music that soon led to international success.

He has participated in ten editions of the Sanremo Festival getting a 3rd place in 1963 with the song “Giovane giovane” and a 4th place in 1966 with the song “Una casa in cima al mondo”. His best-known song and performed is 1965 “Io che non vivo (senza te)” starring, among others, also by Elvis Presley.

Since 1973, Donaggio began gradually to abandon pop music to devote himself to composing music for films. In over forty years of activity it has put together more than two hundred soundtracks for the big and small screen, both in Italy and abroad.

He lives and works in Venice.

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