Flaviano Cuffari

Born: June 7th, 1951, Milan (Italy)
Nationality: Italian

Percussionist Flaviano Cuffari studied at the Scuola Civica di Musica in Milan; afterwards, he followed courses in harmony and counterpoint with Federico Mompellio. As a drums player, he played in recording sessions with many greats of Italian pop music: Adriano Celentano, Mina, Franco Battiato, Patty Pravo, Mia Martini, Pupo, Milva, to name a few. He played in many orchestras for television shows and, nowadays, is a member of the Milan RAI Orchestra.

Without having any experience as a conductor in either theatre or on television, Flaviano Cuffari was asked to lead the orchestra for the Swiss entry in the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest held in Rome. Sandra Simò sang the power ballad ‘Canzone per te’, which was composed and arranged by Renato Mascetti. Switzerland finished fifth among twenty-two competing countries.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Flaviano Cuffari will be published on this website


Songs conducted
1991: Canzone per te