Issue #99

Silvio Amato


Silvio Amato, a composer of classical, contemporary and popular music, and film soundtracks, was born in the Sicilian city of Catania, Italy (April 10, 1961). Currently, he resides in Marina del Rey, CA, moving from Boston, Massachusetts in March 2015, but maintains a studio in Milan, Italy.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I write music for Cinema,Tv and Classical music for Ballet. For fun I play tennis, ride bike with friends and I enjoy my family.

What made you leave Italy and chose LA?

I moved to USA to stay with my children while there were studying in college.

Please share your best memory in the City.

When in 2011 the orchestra of New England Conservatory performed at Jordan Hall in Boston my oratorio “Illuminessence” for the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

I moved to Los Angeles because this is the world capital for the entertainment.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I love this idea and I think that this project will continue successfully.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

Every single day I notice how much this country loves Italy and I’m very proud and happy to have the chance to share my cultural background.

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  • Time

    120 mins

  • City

    Los Angeles

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