Maestro Bruno Santori is an artistic director and orchestra leader of “Radio Italia live: the concert” since its very first edition, which is the most important and award winning event in the Italian music field in the last five years. He was the permanent maestro of “Sanremo Symphonic Orchestra”, of the “Sanremo Festival Orchestra” and of “Omnia Orchestra” and currently, he is the artistic director of “Ofi.e”.
When he was just five years old, he started his training in classical music by learning to play the piano. He was also interested in light music and, after several experiences; he joined the “Daniel Sentacruz Ensemble”, topping both national and international charts.
After his time with “Daniel Sentacruz Ensemble”, Bruno Santori continued his classical studies and graduated brilliantly in piano studying under Maestro Paolo Bordoni. His music studies and his composing became really intense when he left for London, where he attended a course with Maestro Arnaldo Cohen to perfect his skills.Throughout his career, Maestro Santori has collaborated with great orchestras: Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, the solo artists at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, the Teatro La Fenice orchestra in Venice, Virtuousos at Berliner Philharmoniker, the Budapest opera orchestra, the Lubiana symphonic orchestra, the Sofia symphonic orchestra, the Angelicum orchestra in Milan and the RAI symphonic orchestra in Rome
In 2008, he was awarded the “Premio Giordaniello” lifetime achievement award, which had already been awarded to great musicians. Moreover, he took part in over 15 editions of Sanremo music Festival and worked with the greatest artists in the Italian music field. Later, he became Musical Director of the 59th edition of Sanremo music festival, where he worked alongside Paolo Bonolis.
Throughout his career, Maestro Santori has collaborated with hundreds of artists from the Italian and international music scene, thus showing his ability to adapt and interact with artists from completely different artistic and musical backgrounds. Here are just a few of the artists he has collaborated with: Andrea Bocelli, Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini, Tiziano Ferro, Claudio Baglioni, Antonello Venditti, Elisa, Gianni Morandi, Pino Daniele, etc.
Over the course of a fifty-year long career, Maestro Santori has worked on hundreds of live events, both in classical and pop music. Among these, it is worth remembering all the great TV events he took part in as an orchestra leader. For example, all the editions of “Radio Italia Live: the concert”, an event which was always awarded first place by Beait (Italian festival of events and live communication).In 2015, he was an EXPO testimonial of the Lombardy Region for the UNESCO Crespi d’Adda site.
In order to further his career in being able to adapt to different artistic and musical scenes, for the past year Maestro Santori has been working on a new interesting project: the Bruno Santori Quartet, which follows the Jazz & Remo il Festival format. This format wants to join the Sanremo pop sounds with the more refined harmonisations of jazz music.