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During his sold out concerts at the monumental Arena of Verona, legendary Italian film composer Ennio Morricone was surprised with an award from his concert producer GEA Live to celebrate the fact that he has sold more than 500.000 tickets to his concerts since 2014. His ’60 Years of Music Tour’, which features over 200 musicians and singers on stage, has been playing to sold-out arenas across the continent and received standing ovations and overwhelming critical acclaim in the media.

Photo by Elena DiVincenzo
Photo by Elena DiVincenzo

The 88-year old composer conducted two sold out concerts in Verona during the Festival della Bellezza, as part of a large-scale world tour which began in January 2016, to mark his 60-year Anniversary as a professional composer and conductor. His current tour, which will continue to visit European cities throughout the fall of 2017, in combination with his ‘My Life in Music’- tour of 2014-5, has now reached the threshold of 500.000 tickets sold.

Receiving his award, Morricone said:

“I feel surprised and honored and moved that such an incredible number of people have come to my concerts. I would like to thank all audience members for coming to hear me conduct my music live. It has been an incredibly gratifying experience for me.”

Concert Producer Floris Douwes for GEA Live said:

“This vast number of sold tickets recognizes Ennio Morricone’s unique place amongst film composers. The past two concerts in Verona alone have sold in excess of 23,500 tickets. These are the sort of numbers that you would normally see with major pop/rock acts, but which are unprecedented for any composer or conductor of instrumental repertoire”

Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television as well as over 100 absolute music works. Highlights include his scores for Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America, A Fistful of Dollars, The Untouchables and The Mission. Morricone’s score for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly holds the number two position in Top 200 ranking of best film soundtracks ever composed.
His first work for a western since Once Upon A Time In The West over 50 years ago, Morricone composed and recorded the score for Quentin Tarantino’s 2016 movie The Hateful Eight, which won him the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for Best Original Score that year.

Ennio Morricone’s 60 Years of Music Tour is produced by GEA Live (


Upcoming Concerts

September 2017
19 September              ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS     AHOY   21 September              PARIS, FRANCE        ACCORHOTELS ARENA    23 September              DUBLIN, IRELAND           3ARENA
October 2017
14 October                  LÓDZ, POLAND                              ATLAS ARENA
16 October                  PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC         O2 ARENA
18 October                  BUDAPEST, HUNGARY      PAPP LÁSZLÓ ARENA

December 2017

1 December                 BOLOGNA, ITALY               UNIPOL ARENA         2 December                 MILAN, ITALY             MEDIOLANUM FORUM


Ennio Morricone announces concerts in Rome and Verona

Maestro Ennio Morricone has announced two shows in his home country Italy for the summer of 2017. His concert in Rome will take place at Il Centrale Live on July 7th, and all proceeds of this concert will go to the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma in support of their stem cell research on the spine. The second concert will be in the Arena of Verona on August 30th. This second concert will be the last time Maestro Morricone will perform in Verona. Tickets are available here:

Grammy Awards 2017


Maestro Ennio Morricone has been nominated for Grammy award for his work for “The Hateful Eight” in two categories:
Best Instrumental Composition, and Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.
The 59th Grammy Awards Ceremony will take place on February 12th.



Ennio Morricone nominated by “the World Soundtrack Academy”

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced it’s nominees for this year ceremony. Maestro is nominated in category “Film Composer of the Year” for his scores to the following movies: ‘En mai fais ce qu’il te plaît’, ‘La Corrispondenza’ and ‘The Hateful Eight’.



On Saturday June 25th, Ennio Morricone was awarded with a plaque in recognition of 350,000 sold tickets. The award was presented to the Maestro by concert producer GEA Live, during a sold-out open air concert in Ghent. The concert on the city square of the Belgian town was the event with which Morricone exceeded the 350,000 sold tickets mark for his arena concerts in Europe since 2014.

Maestro Morricone said:
“I am very thankful to all those that came to experience the concerts. I am first and foremost a film composer and it is overwhelming to think that this many people wanted to hear my music live in its pure form”.

Concert Producer Floris Douwes, for GEA Live commented:
“Ennio Morricone is a living legend and the first film composer to sell these numbers. It is a great privilege to present him with this award. We now begin to see a growing interest amongst concert audiences for film music as a genre in general and other composers have begun to perform their music live in large scale productions. An incredible achievement that Morricone deserves recognition for”.

Concert1_photo credit_Ignas Eeltink                 Award 1_photo credit_Hans de Greve copy



Ennio Morricone signs to Decca Records in a major new record deal celebrating his professional career which spans 60 years and 600 compositions.


Ennio Morricone signs to Decca Records in a major new record deal celebrating his professional career which spans 60 years and 600 compositions.  His new album ‘Morricone 60’ will be released on 7th October, just ahead of his 88th birthday, and marks the start of a unique partnership between Decca and the Morricone family.

‘Morricone 60’ is the first album of Ennio Morricone’s greatest hits conducted, recorded and curated by Morricone himself – and aims to create a legacy for his fans to enjoy.  It sees the celebrated Maestro performing some of his greatest film music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to his recent Academy Award-winning score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (released earlier this year on Decca).  The album marks Ennio Morricone’s 60th anniversary as a composer and conductor and features brand new recordings with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with whom he’s collaborated on major international movie scores.


On the  photo ( from left to right): Concert Producer Floris Douwes, Maestro Ennio Morricone, Decca MD Rebecca Allen and Decca Director of Business & Legal Affairs Dominic Jones


Ennio Morricone reschedules Paris concerts to September 24 and 25


Ennio Morricone announced today that his concerts originally scheduled for May 27th and 28th at the Palais des Congres will be rescheduled to September 24th and 25th 2016 at the same venue. Maestro Morricone is recovering from strong back pains which he started suffering following his return from the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles last March. He has made great progress in his recovery since, but his doctors have strongly advised him to take absolute rest until June 15th 2016.

Maestro regrets having to move the concerts but is looking forward to being reunited with his fans in Paris in September.

Purchased tickets for the Paris concerts will remain valid for the new dates in September:

  • Tickets purchased for the concert on 27 May (20:00) will be valid for the new concert date on 24 September (20:00)
  • Tickets purchased for the concert on 28 May (20:00) will be valid for 25 September (19:00)

For more information please contact your local box-office where you purchased the tickets.

Ennio Morricone will resume his live concerts in June and the concerts in Oxford on June 23rd and in Ghent on June 25th and 26th will take place as scheduled.




Maestro Ennio Morricone announces today to perform in Denmark! The concert is scheduled for 2nd December  at Forum , Copenhagen.  Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am on Friday, April 29th. 

EM annonce Copenhagen





For the first time ever, Maestro Ennio Morricone will perform in Sweden! The concert is scheduled for 28th November at the Ericsson Globe, Stockholm.  Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am on Friday, April 22 through

Ericsson Globe, Stockholm.



Ennio Morricone is pleased to announce that his concert originally scheduled to take place in Helsinki’s Hartwall Arena on March 23rd 2016 is now confirmed to be rescheduled to November 30th 2016 at 20:00 hrs in the same venue. Tickets that were purchased for March 23rd 2016 remain valid for the new November 30th 2016 concert date.
In case new concert date is not suitable, tickets can be returned to box office Lippupiste for refurnd. Final deadline for returns is Friday April 8th.
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