Bruno Canfora

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Bruno Canfora
Bruno Canfora 1955.jpg
Bruno Canfora in 1955
Born (1924-11-06) 6 November 1924 (age 90)

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

Born in Milan, Canfora studied piano at an early age, then studied oboe at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan.[1] During the Second World War, he played several concerts with his group in Trieste.[1] After the war, he moved to Turin and became conductor of the Castellino Danze Orchestra.[1]

Besides having composed scores for television programs and films, Canfora is known for his work in pop music, particularly for his collaboration with Mina, for whom he composed the songs Brava and Sono come tu mi vuoi. He also composed songs for Rita Pavone, Ornella Vanoni, Shirley Bassey, and the Kessler Twins.[1][2]

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


  1. ^ a b c d e 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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Preceded by
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Igor Kuljerić
Eurovision Song Contest conductor
Succeeded by
Sweden Anders Berglund