BIOGRAPHY

Vito DiSalvo, Educator, Band Leader, Performer, Arranger, Composer, Producer

For the past three years Vito DiSalvo has served as music director and pianist for The Sicilian Tenors www.siciliantenors.com touring with them throughout the United States.

This year (2019) Vito DiSalvo completed the score for the soon to be released film “That’s Amore” by Little Italy Productions starring Tammy Pescatelli, Dave Petti, Joe Puglisi, and Barbara Russell.  You can view the official movie trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61AkF85RGgQ&feature=youtu.be or visit the “That’s Amore” IMDB page at: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8736336/?ref_=nm_knf_i1

Vito DiSalvo’s musical background and leadership have taken him to concert stages from Pittsburgh, and the Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio tri-state area, where he originated and lead the popular dance band, WE THREE; and now to film scoring credits in “That’s Amore”.  He also earned performing credits (accordion) on the film “A Wedding for Bella” aka “The Bread My Sweet”.  In the mid 2000’s Vito played piano for a short stint for the singing group “The Lettermen.”  Vito also produced a PBS special with his group We Three and American tenor, Matt Morgan.   He traveled to South Africa, Europe, Australia, Canada and China where he conducted and performed on both piano and accordion as Music Director for international singers Giorgia Fumanti and Patrizio Buanne.  Vito was also privileged to play accordion for the late world-renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti for his Pittsburgh performances as well as to have performed on the Grammy Award winning Jazz album for the late Nancy Wilson, “Turned To Blue.”

In February 1977 DiSalvo started Mifflin Hills Music Co as a publishing company. In 2007 Mifflin Hills Music Publishing LLC (www.mifflinhillsmusic.com) became solely a music publishing company and MHM Productions LLC (www.mhmproductions.biz) was formed as a recording label and artist management company.    Mr. DiSalvo and his companies have published choral music, numerous symphonic band compositions.  He has also produced more than twenty-five albums for MHM.  His original music has been performed on he HBO series “The Sopranos,” on national advertisements and promotional videos for Pirollo Tours, in an independent comedy film, and documentary films.   Vito DiSalvo also collaborated with Pittsburgh radio legend, Jack Bogut on five recording projects featuring Mr. Bogut’s original stories and DiSalvo’s original music; “The Joys of Growing Up Italian”, “Big Sky Café”, “Mental Movies”, “Word Painter”, and “Past Present Accounted For”.

Earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Duquesne University in May 1973 DiSalvo was later honored by Duquesne in 1977 with the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the fields of music and music education. Vito furthered his musical education earning a Master of Music Degree in Theory/Composition from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 1975 where he studied with such distinguished composers as the late Clifton Williams, the late John Kinyon, and the late Alfred Reed.

In 2008, the National Italian Sports Hall of Fame honored Vito DiSalvo as their “Education Professional of the Year.”

Vito has been married to Lana (Benedetti) for forty-six years.  They have two children Vito who is married to Santina (DeRenzo) and Gina who is married to David Galardini.  Vito and Lana are also the proud grandparents of eleven year old twins, Nico & Mia and 10 year old Luca, the children of David and Gina; and four year old Vito, and six month old twins Rocco and Gio the children of Vito & Santina.

 

PRESS

DiSalvo's music heard in Sony Pictures EAT, PRAY LOVE

2010 World Expo with Italian born soprano, Giorgia Fumanti

Giorgia Fumanti concert at the Shanghai Concert Hall

 

 

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