Bruno Canfora

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Bruno Canfora
Bruno Canfora 1955.jpg
Bruno Canfora in 1955
Born (1924-11-06) 6 November 1924 (age 89)

Bruno Canfora (born 6 November 1924) is an Italian composer, conductor and music arranger.

Born in Milan, at young age Canfora studied piano, then graduated in oboe at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan.[1] He started working during the Second World War, in Trieste, accompanying with his group several revues.[1] After the war he moved to Turin and became conductor of the Castellino Danze Orchestra.[1]

A conductor in a number of variety television and music shows, Canfora is also well known for his work in pop music, particularly for his collaboration with Mina, for whom he composed, among others, the songs "Brava" and "Come tu mi vuoi"; he was also author of a great number of successful songs for Rita Pavone, Ornella Vanoni, Shirley Bassey and Kessler Twins.[1][2] He also composed theme songs for television shows and TV series and several film scores.[1]

He was the official conductor for Sanremo Music Festival in 1961.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. pp. 623–624. ISBN 8863462291. 
  2. ^ Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. pp. 260–261. ISBN 8809756258. 

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