| PETER CIANI - Italian-Australian Singer & Songwriter. Peter Ciani's first major break into the Australian entertainment industry
arrived with his spectacular success on the Australian talent/Variety television
programme 'Show Case'. This success put him in constant demand in nightclubs
and cabarets right around Australia. Peter made history in the Australian
Music industry in 1963 when EMI released his first Australian disc with
two of his own composition in Italian for world release. One of his EMI
albums, 'In Love Again', achieved critical acclaim and solid radio play
on AM stations across the country further establishing Peter as one of
our leading vocalists and easy listening stars.
At the age of 16, Peter sold his only possession, an accordeon given to him by his mother, in order to pay for his train ticket to reach Rome's Academy of Music and Arts. These early years of study were now resulting in major interest from Europe and he was quickly enticed to the European circuit to perform live and to cover the vibrant TV programmes including Italy's leading current affairs programme 'Uno Mattina'. Through his loyal and enthusiastic fan club, Peter has continued to work hard for various charities, including the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, while still devoting part of his talents to broadcasting with his own radio show 'My Kind of Music' on Sydney Community radio 2RDJ-FM.
Peter's major breaks on European National TV: UNO MATTINA-1987 and 1994. PORTOMATTO-1988. Special guest at; Neapolitan Song Festival -1994. Special Guest at PAOLO LIMITI- Rai Uno-1999. In 2000, Peter won the famous Reggio Emilia song festival with his own composition titled "La Bella Italia". The Department of Contemporary Music Studies of Maquarrie University has enclosed, in two books: Perfect Beat and Outback & Urban Australian Country Music Peter's biography and all his compositions & Recordings. (Research) into Contemporary Music and Culture, made by Doctor Aline Scott-Maxwell, books Edited by Professor Philip Hayward of Macquarie University Sydney.