Born in Bari, Italy, Renato Falaschi has been immersed in music since his childhood. Both his parents devoted themselves to music: his father was a pianist and his mother was an opera singer. His older brother Leonardo, himself an exceptional organist and pianist, and was Renato’s very first music teacher. At an early age, Renato’s talent was noticed by acclaimed composer Nino Rota, who was at the time the director of the Music Conservatory « Niccolò Piccini » of Bari (Italy). Rota is of course renowned worldwide for the music he created for the film "THE GODFATHER“. Heeding Maestro Rota’s advice, Renato started studying classical piano, guitar, jazz music and composition at the age of 8. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.