Patrizio Buanne

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Patrizio Buanne
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Patrizio Buanne in Thailand, 2005
Background information
Birth name

Patrizio Franco Buanne

Born (1978-09-20) 20 September 1978 (age 37)
Vienna, Austria
Origin Vienna, Austria and Naples
Genres Adult contemporary, pop, oldies
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1991–present
Labels Universal Records, Warner Music,

Patrizio Franco Buanne (born 20 September 1978 in Vienna, Austria)[1][2][3][4] is an Neapolitan-Austrian[2][4][5] baritone singer, songwriter, and producer.


Early life[edit]

Patrizio Buanne was born in Vienna, Austria to Neapolitan parents Franco and Alina Buanne from the city of Naples.[1][2][4] His parents moved to central Europe due to work and believed Buanne would receive better quality of medical care for his birth in Vienna (where his father Franco was a chef).ref name=amici /> He spent his childhood living and travelling from an early age between his family's hometown Naples, Italy, and Vienna, Austria, for his parents' restaurant business, developing a passion for languages and studied at the University of Vienna and Rome, he speaks Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, and Polish.[1]


Buanne began participating in talent contests at age 11.[1] Several small musical productions and gigs with his self-formed rock and roll band and as a solo performer followed. When he was 17, a music industry manager proposed a performance at the occasion of the Papal visit in Wroclaw, Poland. The song, which was half in Italian, half in Polish, had been written for the opening mass, and with 85,000 people in attendance, the exposure led to his first record named Angelo di Dio in 1997. At age 19, Buanne graduated from school in Vienna and moved to Naples. He attended university to study languages, while looking for opportunities in the entertainment industry also in Rome. He was a guest and entertainer on Italian television shows such as Momenti di Gloria, Domenica In and Libero. This led to a contract with the production company that produced shows for RAI and Mediaset. Due to the limited offered opportunities Buanne started to shape his own ideas and concepts.

In 2004, Buanne approached a producer with the idea of recording a collection of romantic Italian songs with an orchestra. This led to his international debut album, The Italian, which was finished in London at the Abbey Road Studios with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Released in February 2005, it reached the top ten on the pop charts in the United Kingdom.[6] The album was certified gold in the UK, Austria and Finnland, platinum in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan, double platinum in South Africa and even triple platinum in Australia.[7]

Following The Italian's international release, Buanne performed two mayor tours in 2006, including a six-week tour of theatres and concert venues in Australia, Asia, South Africa and Europe.

His live concert DVD was broadcast on the American public television network PBS, which lead to his first US tour.

In October 2006, Buanne was invited by Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli, the chairman of the National Italian American Foundation, to perform at their annual gala in Washington, D.C. where he met the President of the United States.

Buanne's second album, Forever Begins Tonight, reached No. 15 in the UK[6] and No. 7 on the US Billboard World Albums Chart.[8] The album included an Italian version of the Robbie Williams's song "Angels" (entitled "Un Angelo").

Buanne decided that to take his career to the next level, he needed to move to the US. After living in the US for two years, he signed with a successful Los Angeles-based team, who secured a new recording contract and began recording Buanne's third album ‘PATRIZIO’which established the young artist in the music industry. Recorded in Hollywood’s Capitol Studios with Humberto Gatica (Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson).This self-titled CD Patrizio was released in 2009 and managed to peak on the US Billboard Jazz Albums Chart at No. 5.[9] International concert tours in front of sold out audiences followed.

In 2011, he released his first Africaans-language album Dankie-Suid Afrika, and 2012 his first German-language album, Wunderbar both certified with great success.

He has recorded in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Afrikaans, Japanese, and Chinese.[10]

Such as Chris Botti, Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias or Tom Jones, Patrizio is searching for that same, timeless quality in a song where the sentiments convey in a credible way and Patrizio interprets those with his own romantic but European approach.

The Italian pop crooner is currently promoting his new worldwide release of his fourth and newest album “Viva la Dolce Vita” which holds #1 in the Australian charts for 6 weeks now and was released so far in Austral-Asia-(other territories will be announced soon).

Known for his engaging and spectacular performances and repertoire, Buanne is now touring and promoting in support of ‘Viva la Dolce Vita’.

Check out the EPK for”Viva la Dolce Vita”:

On one level, the album remained true to Buanne’s role as an ambassador for Italian song, which is Buanne’s trademark, and are, of course, featured also on the album (“Al di la,” “Parlami d’amore Mariu” “Mambo Italiano” or “Tu vuo’ fa l’ammericano”), but ‘Viva la Dolce Vita’ found the Neapolitan broadening his horizons and has putten a more international slant on his natural way with a song- which heralds a new era for the young artist.

“I’m not just an Italian guy singing Italian songs. It’s important to give people the kind of music I am known for, but I also wanted to open myself up artistically and give them something else or rather something "more of me". I wanted to present my passion for interpreting any great song-no matter if Italian, American or New”.

While still in the promoting progress of his new album released 2015 his team of promoters and agents assured him the interest of touring not just more the US but to stop over in Australia, South Africa, Europe and Asia as those markets have already confirmed interest.

But what quality separates Patrizio Buanne from other great artists? Is it the natural grace of his voice, the “rugged” good looks, or the confident, casual, respectful attention that he gives to his audience? Or is it just the basic trust he evokes in people? Italy has provided a simple word to describe all of the above; “Simpatico”. PATRIZIO BUANNE: A true voice of Dolce Vita.

LIKE: Twitter:@patriziobuanne

SPANISH EPK: video clip latin: este beso(original song 2011): I will love you(original song 2015) A man without love: Un angelo:



Year Title AUT[11] AUS[12] FIN[13] NZ[14] UK[15] US Jazz[16] US World[17]
2005 The Italian 8 3 11 2 10 5
2007 Forever Begins Tonight 6 7 18 21 15 7
2009 Patrizio 17 4 5
2012 Wunderbar 27
2015 Viva la Dolce Vita 33


  1. ^ a b c d Rizzo, John (Fall 2009). "Patrizio Buanne (exclusive interview)". Amici Journal XXI (XI): 2–3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Patrizio Buanne – Italian Singer Gives An Exclusive Interview As He Embarks on His US Tour & New Album Release". Italian American Girl. 15 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Q&A with Romantic Pop Crooner Patrizio Buanne". Wolf Trap blog. 21 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Pukl, Casey (10 November 2011). "Patrizio, "Why Did You Have to Be," So Darn Charming?". anthologysd. 
  5. ^ Harper, Hilary (23 May 2011). "Sian Prior, Izzeldin Abuelaish, Patrizio Buanne". 
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  7. ^ Warner Music (19 October 2012). "Patrizio Info". 
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  10. ^ Benson, John (19 October 2012). "Singing star Buanne won't tamper with success International star at Stambaugh". 
  11. ^ "Discographie Patrizio Buanne". (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Australian Charts: Patrizio Buanne". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Finnish Charts: Patrizio Buanne". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "New Zealand Charts: Patrizio Buanne". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Official Charts: Patrizio Buanne". Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "US Billboard Jazz Albums: Patrizio Buanne". Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "US Billboard World Albums: Patrizio Buanne". Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

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