Pino Donaggio (Giuseppe Donaggio)

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Burano, Veneto, Italy
Born in Venice, Italy, on October 24, 1941, into a family of musicians, Giuseppe "Pino" Donaggio began studying violin at the age of ten, first at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice, followed by the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. At the age of 14, he made his solo debut in a Vivaldi concert for Italian radio, then went on to play for both the Solisti Veneti and the Solisti di Milano. The discovery of rock and roll during the summer of 1959 ended Donaggio's classical career when he made his singing debut with Paul Anka. Read more...