Juri Camisasca

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Juri Camisasca
Born Roberto Camisasca
9 August 1951 (1951-08-09) (age 67)
Melegnano, Milan, Italy
Occupation Singer-songwriter

Roberto Camisasca (born 9 August 1951), best known as Juri Camisasca, is an Italian singer-songwriter and composer.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Melegnano, a self-taught musician, Camisasca debuted in 1974 with the progressive rock album La finestra dentro, produced by Pino Massara and Franco Battiato, which received large critical acclaim.[1] In the following years he collaborated as a vocalist and as a songwriter with Battiato and with other singers, and he took part to the musical project Telaio Magnetico.[1]

In 1979 Camisasca decided to enter a Benedictine monastery, still keeping to be active as a songwriter for artists such as Milva, Alice and Giuni Russo.[1][2] In 1987 he left the monastic life to embrace an eremitical life at the slopes of Mount Etna.[1] After participating to the Battiato's opera Genesi as a singer and as the narrating voice, he reprised his record activity in 1988 with the album Te Deum.[1]

Camisasca is also active as an icon painter, an activity he gradually focused in later years.[1]


  • 1974 - La finestra dentro (Bla Bla, BBXL 10005)
  • 1988 - Te Deum (EMI, 66 791529 1)
  • 1991 - Il carmelo di Echt (EMI, 66 797202 1)
  • 1999 - Arcano Enigma (Mercury, 546 082-2)
  • 2016 - Spirituality (Warner Music, in couple with Rosario Di Bella)


  1. ^ a b c d e f Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. pp. 83–4. ISBN 8809756258. 
  2. ^ Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. p. 622. ISBN 8863462291. 

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