Ennio Morricone

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In Music
  • Born in Rome, Italy on October 11

  • He began studying music at Rome's Conservatory of Santa Cecilia at the age of 12.

  • Received trumpet diploma and began working professionally.

  • Composed "Il Mattino."

  • Received "Diploma in Instrumentation for Band."

  • He made his first arrangement for a series of evening radio shows.

  • Obtained a diploma in Composition under the composer Goffredo Petrassi.

  • Began to "ghost write" and arrange music for other, already established, film composers.

  • He obtained a job at RAI as music assistant, but he resigned on his first day of work.

  • His career as a film composer began with Luciano Salce's "Il Federale"

  • Became famous with his first movie score for Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dollars."

  • Composes movie score for Sergio Leone's "For a Few Dollars More."

  • Entered the group of improvisation, "Nuova Consonanza."

  • Composes film score for Sergio Leone's "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly."

  • Creates film score for Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West."

  • Composes movie score for Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dynamite."

  • Nominated for his first Academy Award for Best Original Score for "Days of Heaven."

  • He, along with other composers, founded the I.R.T.E.M. (Institute of Research for Musical Theatre) in Rome.

  • Won his first Golden Globe (USA) for Best Original Score for "The Mission."

  • Won his first Grammy for Best Album of Instrumental Original Score for "The Untouchables."

  • Won an Academy "Honorary" Award for his magnificent contributions to the art of film music.