Silvio Amato

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Silvio Amato, a composer of classical, contemporary and popular music, and film soundtracks, was born in the Sicilian city of Catania, Italy (April 10, 1961). Currently, he resides in Woodland Hills, CA, moving from Boston, Massachusetts in March, but maintains a studio in Milan, Italy[1]

Early life[edit]

Amato is son of a distributor of children's clothing and a mother who did not care much for classical music. The used piano his father brought home to "fill space" in the family's living room soon became an obsession for young Silvio who learned the instrument on his own despite his mother's constant pleas "I beg you Silvio, please, please, please stop playing." Eventually, he studied classical piano with a master teacher.

Moving north to Milan as a young man, he established himself as a composer and arranger, working with a variety of popular and light classical artists as well as composing for television and motion pictures. It has been said that "his approachable music captures the vibrancy and romanticism of contemporary Italian culture, appealing to devotees of popular and classical genres alike."[who?]

Works[edit]

In 2008, shortly after his oldest daughter left home to study at Boston University in the United States, The Vatican commissioned him to compose a modern opera that would tie together common religious themes found in Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Soon he and his wife and two younger children moved to Boston as well. "What more inspirational place than the birthplace of America – the melting pot of the people and religions of the world—to write music about spiritual concepts that unite people of faith?" he said in biography published at the Illuminessence website.[citation needed]

In Milan he wrote Love, One Love for Mina Maria Quaini that was released in May 2010 and reached the top of the charts in Italy. He wrote Le Mama, performed by pre-pubescent teen Francesco Pugliese, a finalist in 2010 series of Italian TV talent show Io Canto (I Sing).[2]

In 2010 and 2011, he updated and transformed a never-before-performed music of an unknown Massachusetts composer, the late Walter Horvitz, into a musical currently titled Can't You See That I Am In Love.

His light classical musical score for the fable The Happy Prince was performed by the La Scala Instrumental Ensemble of Milan (a chamber ensemble formed of key players in the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra). His ice ballets Snow White On Ice, Beauty and the Beast On Ice, and Peter Pan On Ice have been performed throughout Europe. Utah Regional Ballet in Provo, Utah used Amato's score for Peter Pan to choreograph a full ballet, which it debuted in early 2011.[3]

The interfaith oratorio Illuminessence uniting the prayers and teachings of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, was scheduled to be premiered in Boston, Massachusetts on September 11, 2011, as part of the city's decennial commemoration of the September 11 attacks on America.[4]

Soundtracks[edit]

He had a 10-year collaboration with Mediaset composing thematic music for network news programs, situation comedies and soap operas. In addition, he was undertaken substantial assignments with mainstream Italian and international television networks: The Italian public television network RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana), Telemontecarlo, La7 (Telcom Italia Media's entertainment network) and British Sky Broadcasting.

Amato has written soundtracks for motion pictures including Can't Hardly Wait with Mel Brooks, The Mythica by Carlo Vanzina, Ti Oglio Bene Eugenio with Giuliana De Sio and Giancarlo Giannini, and the film by Jerry Calà I Live Alone. In addition, Amato made major contributions to the epic documentary about Sicily, produced by Mediaset.

Works[edit]

Compositions[edit]

Cinema[edit]

Theatre[edit]

  • The Happy Prince, Filarmonica de La Scala
  • Snow White on ice, Wild Rose London (2005)
  • Peter Pan on ice, Wild Rose London (2006)
  • Beauty and the Beast on ice, Wild Rose London (2007)

TV[edit]

Mediaset
  • Le fiabe più belle, testo and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1994)
  • Una classe di monelli per Jo, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1994)
  • Che campioni Holly e Benji!!!, lyrics by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena and Marco Destro (1995)
  • Chiudi gli occhi e sogna, lyrics by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1995)
  • I segreti dell'isola misteriosa, lyrics by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1995)
  • I viaggi di Gulliver, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1995)
  • Mostri o non mostri...tutti a scuola, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avenae Pietro Ubaldi (1995)
  • Tutti in viaggio verso Pandalandia, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1995)
  • Viaggiando nel tempo, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Marco Destro (1996)
  • Ann e Andy, due buffi amici di pezza, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1996)
  • Cucciolandia, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1996)
  • La fabbrica dei mostri, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Marco Destro (1996)
  • Pollicina, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1996)
  • Puffa un po' di arcobaleno, sigla della serie I Puffi, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1996)
  • Ruy, il piccolo Cid, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1996)
  • Un regno magico per Sally, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1996)
  • 20.000 leghe nello spazio, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Marco Destro (1997)
  • Cenerentola, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1997)
  • Le magiche ballerine volanti, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1997)
  • Mille note in allegria con la Mozart Band, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1997)
  • Pennellate di poesia per Madeline, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1997)
  • Re Artù, King Arthur, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Vincenzo Draghi (1997)
  • Rombi di tuono e cieli di fuoco per i Biocombat, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Vincenzo Draghi (1997)
  • Street Sharks: Quattro pinne all'orizzonte, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Vincenzo Draghi (1997)
  • Sulle ali dei Dragon Flyz, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Vincenzo Draghi (1997)
  • Una giungla di stelle per capitan Simian, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Vincenzo Draghi (1997)
  • Una porta socchiusa ai confini del sole, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1997)
  • Un passo dopo l'altro sulle strade di Gesù, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1997)
  • Batman - Cavaliere della notte, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Vincenzo Draghi (1998)
  • È piccolo, è bionico è sempre Gadget, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1998)
  • Jim l'astroverme, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avenae Pietro Ubaldi (1998)
  • Mummies Alive! - Quattro mummie in metropolitana, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Vincenzo Draghi (1998)
  • Robinson Bignè, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1998)
  • Sky Surfer: le cinque stelle della galassia, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Vincenzo Draghi (1998)
  • Space Goofs - Vicini troppo vicini, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1998)
  • Terra, cielo e mare: un mondo da esplorare con Dodo, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1998)
  • Un alveare d'avventure per l'Ape Magà, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1998)
  • Video Power, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Vincenzo Draghi (1998)
  • Cupido pizzica cuori, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1999)
  • Il mondo incantato dei Pocket Dragons, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1999)
  • Indagini a quattro zampe, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1999)
  • Molla l'osso Briscola, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1999)
  • Starla e le sette gemme del mistero, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1999)
  • Un uragano di goal, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (1999)
  • Kipper, sigla della serie Kipper, il più bel cucciolo del mondo, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (2000)
  • Il parco di Giacomo, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (2000)
  • Oscar e le sette note perdute, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (2000)
  • Qua la zampa, Doggie, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (2000)
  • Una foresta incantata per Katia e Carletto, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (2000)
  • Il gatto col cappello, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (2001)
  • Panda, canzone dedicata alla serie Hamtaro piccoli criceti, grandi avventure, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (2003)
  • Dolce piccola Remì, lyrics and music by Cristina D’Avenae Silvio Amato, performed by Cristina D’Avena (2007)
Telemontecarlo
  • Arrivano i Superboys, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Belfy e Lillibit, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Blue Noah - Mare spaziale, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Coccinella, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids (Marianna Cataldi)
  • Conan il ragazzo del futuro, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Cybernella, lyrics and music by Arianna Bergamaschi, Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Fiorellino, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Galaxy Express 999, lyrics and music by Arianna Bergamaschi, Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Gli gnomi delle montagne, lyrics by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Huck Berry Finn, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • La storia infinita, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Judo Boy, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Karate Kid, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • La ballata della povera gente, sigla della serie I miserabili, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • King Arthur, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Mademoiselle Anne, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Mimì e le ragazze della pallavolo, lyrics and music by Arianna Bergamaschi, Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Mr. Baseball, lyrics and music by Arianna Bergamaschi, Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Pat, la ragazza del baseball, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Ranma ½, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Ryu il ragazzo delle caverne, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Sally la maga, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Sampei, sigla della serie Sampei il nostro amico pescatore, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
  • Ugo re del judo, lyrics and music by Arianna Bergamaschi, G. Ruperto and Silvio Amato, performed by Cartoon Kids
Soundtrack

TV Series[edit]

TV Shows[edit]

Opening titles
  • Bumpers (Happy Channel)
  • Bumpers (Rete 4)
  • Canta con me, sigla di coda de Il Grande Circo di Retequattro, lyrics and muisca di S. De Pasquale and Silvio Amato, performed by Sabina Stilo (Rete 4)
  • Controcampo (Italia Uno)
  • Cuori e Denari, lyrics and music by S. De Pasquale, C. Laudisio and Silvio Amato (Canale 5)
  • Dentro un sorriso, sigla di coda di La sai l'ultima?, lyrics and music by A. Bonfanti, L. Reggi and Silvio Amato, performed by Natalia Estrada (Canale 5)
  • Domani, lyrics and music by S. De Pasquale/C. Laudisio - Silvio Amato (Canale 5)
  • È arrivato Bim Bum Bam, sigla di Bim Bum Bam, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato (Canale 5 - Italia Uno)
  • Game Boat, lyrics and music by Alessandra Valeria Manera and Silvio Amato, performed by Pietro Ubaldi (Rete 4)
  • Extreme (La7)
  • I campioni d'Italia
  • Io cerco l'amor, sigla di testa di La sai l'ultima?, lyrics and music by A. Bonfanti, L. Reggi and Silvio Amato, performed by Natalia Estrada (Canale 5)
  • La gitana
  • Mediadigit (Happy Channel)
  • Meteo 4 (Rete 4)
  • Oasi (La7)
  • Promo di rete (Canale 5)
  • Senti chi parla
  • Sotto a chi tocca, lyrics and music by A. Bonfanti/Silvio Amato (Canale 5)
  • TG4 (Rete 4) (from 1997 to 2012)
  • TG La7 (La7)
  • Un pugno e una carezza (Raiuno)
  • Vent'anni Canale 5 (Canale 5)
  • Zap Zap, lyrics and music by Fabrizio Berlincioni and Silvio Amato, cantata di Cartoon Kids (Telemontecarlo)
Background Music

Sitcom[edit]

Soap opera[edit]

Documentaries[edit]

  • Sicily (Canale 5)

TV Movies[edit]

  • Non chiamatemi papà (Italia Uno)

Commercials[edit]

  • Abbey Bank
  • Acchiappa la Talpa
  • Bambola
  • Bancalotto
  • Calze Glamour
  • Coccole e Baci
  • Coco e Rita - La coppia canterina
  • Estatone
  • Giochi Preziosi
  • Gira la bottiglia
  • Il Sole 24 ORE
  • Inglesina - La carrozzina
  • Lava la Valeria
  • Martina Cuoricina
  • Oil of Olaz
  • Penna Brio
  • Principessa Sissi
  • Ramses
  • Salmoiraghi & Viganò
  • Smoby
  • Super Pasqualone
  • Tanya Scia
  • Teuco Docce
  • Watergames

Radio[edit]

CD[edit]

  • Faraway flares (2008)
  • Landscapes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography at villagenote.org
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAmrS8C152c&feature=related
  3. ^ Provo Herald, March 24, 2011
  4. ^ Politisphere, August 2011

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