Fiorenzo ‘Fio’ Zanotti studied at the G.B. Martini Conservatory in Bologna; later, he followed courses in counterpoint, harmony, and orchestration. His career began in the rock band Djudas, in which he played the organ. From 1979 onwards, he has written arrangements for many pop artists, e.g. Loredana Berté, Ornella Vanoni, Vasco Rossi, Adriano Celentano, Fiorella Mannoia, and Milva. He wrote a duet for Andrea Bocelli and Placido Domingo and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra when Zucchero gave a concert in the Royal Albert Hall, London. Since his debut in the Sanremo Festival in 1990 (with ‘Donna con te’, Anna Oxa), Zanotti has conducted the orchestra in this contest on many occasions.
Fiorenzo Zanotti arranged and conducted the 1985 Italian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest held in Gothenburg, ‘Magic, oh magic’. It was performed by Al Bano & Romina Power and finished seventh among seventeen competing entries.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Fiorenzo Zanotti will be published on this website
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