Gianni MadoniniBorn: Milan (Italy)
Because the winners of the 1990 Sanremo Festival, the group Pooh, did not feel like representing Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest of that same year, number two Toto Cutugno was invited by Italian television to write a song. He came up with ‘Insieme 1992’, a melodious mid-tempo song with lyrics about European unification. Gianni Madonini arranged the music and conducted the orchestra for this Italian entry in Zagreb. Toto Cutugno won the contest – the second Italian victory after Gigliola Cinquetti’s ‘Non ho l’età’ in 1964.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Gianni Madonini will be published on this website