Born: August 7th, 1956, Florence (Italy)
Pianist, composer, and arranger Marco Falagiani wrote songs for Pupo and Laura Pausini and orchestrated pieces by Marco Masini and Francesca Alotta. The year 1992 was very successful for him, because, in the Sanremo Festival, his composition ‘Gli uomini non cambiano’, which was interpreted by Mia Martini, finished second, while the duet ‘Non amarmi’ (performed by Aleandro Baldi and Francesca Alotta) won the competition for debut artists in that same contest. In ’99, ‘Non amarmi’ was covered by Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony in Spanish, ‘No me ames’. In 1994, Falagiani again composed a song for Baldi, ‘Passerà’; with it, the blind singer won the Sanremo Festival. Both ‘Non amarmi’ and ‘Passerà’ were co-written by Aleandro Baldi and Giancarlo Bigazzi, and conducted by Falagiani himself. ‘Passerà’ was later covered by Il Divo. Marco Falagiani has regularly appeared as a conductor in the Sanremo Festival; in 2007, he was again involved in a winning performance, ‘Pensa’ by Fabrizio Moro.
After Mia Martini finished second in the 1992 Sanremo Festival, she was asked by RAI to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest of that same year, in Malmö. There, she performed the intense ballad ‘Rapsodia’ (written by Giuseppe Dati and Giancarlo Bigazzi), which finished fourth. Marco Falagiani wrote the arrangement and conducted the Eurovision orchestra for her.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Marco Falagiani will be published on this website
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