Gianfranco Plenizio, Italian composer, Died at 76


Gianfranco Plenizio was born on January 10, 1941 and died on February 7, 2017.

He was an Italian conductor, composer, pianist, and essayist.

He studied piano with Enrico De Angelis Valentini and conduction under Franco Ferrara.

Following his debut as a pianist, he focused on conducting; among others, he conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, the Orquesta Nacional de España, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

Whilst he work as a film score composer, Plenizio collaborated with notable directors such as Federico Fellini, Billy Wilder, Mario Monicelli, Pietro Germi, Ermanno Olmi.

Plenizio also authored essays, mainly focusing on the history of music.

Gianfranco Plenizio passed away at 76 years old.