Bocellli was born on September 22, 1958 on his family’s farm in Lajatico, amongst the vineyards of the Pisan countryside. He showed music great interest from a very early age playing piano from the age of six, and later flute, saxophone and other instruments. Finally Andrea found his voice, his ideal instrument. He continued singing throughout his studies in Pisa and finished a law degree.In 1994 Bocelli made his debut on the operatic stage in Verdi’s Macbeth and by that Christmas he was invited to sing before the Pope. In 1996 the song Con te Partirò (and it’s later arrangement as a duet with Sarah Brightman entitled Time to Say Goodbye) was heard in every corner of the world. He later released the album Romanza and broke all records. Bocelli’s career skyrocketed and hasn’t stopped since.Andrea Bocelli has a successful career spanning a quarter of a century with 6 Grammy Awards, 6 Latin Grammy Award nominations, a Golden Globe win and Oscar nomination, millions of records sold, world tours and a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has always been committed to spreading messages of positivity, hope and perseverance around the world. His music has touched the hearts and minds of people all over the world, and as a powerful social advocate, he has become the voice that gives a voice to the world.
SinfoniaNord played with Bocelli when he played in Kórinn í Kópavogi, the biggest seated concert ever held in Iceland on May 21. 2022.