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Ezio Bosso



Italian composer, conductor, pianist and double bass player Ezio Bosso made his Royal Ballet debut in 2016 with the Company’s performances of Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, created for San Francisco Ballet with an original score by Bosso.

Bosso was born in Turin and began studying music aged four. He made his professional debut aged 16 and performed as a soloist and conductor with such orchestras as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He went on to study composition and conducting at the Vienna Academy, and later conducted at venues including Carnegie Hall, Palacio de las Bellas Artes, Mexico City, BOZAR, Brussels, Teatro Regio di Torino, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He composed his first music for film in 1989 and subsequently worked extensively in cinema, credits including Un amore and Io non ho paura, and in theatre with directors including James Thiérrée. In dance, he regularly composed for Rafael Bonachela and for companies including BalletBoyz, Scottish Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, San Francisco Ballet, Harlem Ballet and Bonachela Dance Company. He died in May 2020.

Bosso’s other compositions include four operas, four symphonies, concertos and various quartets, piano trios and sonatas, working as both composer and conductor with such soloists as Mario Brunello and Sergei Krylov. His recordings include ‘The 12th Room’, a collection of solo piano works performed by Bosso, including his First Piano Sonata.

News and features

Ballet Essentials: Obsidian Tear / The Invitation / Within the Golden Hour

24 May 2016
Ballet Essentials: <em>Obsidian Tear</em> / <em>The Invitation</em> / <em>Within the Golden Hour</em>

Our quick introduction to this mixed programme of works by great British choreographers — Kenneth MacMillan, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor.

Ballet Essentials: After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour

10 February 2016
Ballet Essentials: <em>After the Rain</em> / <em>Strapless</em> / <em>Within the Golden Hour</em>

Our quick introduction to The Royal Ballet’s mixed programme celebrating choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.