Saturday 30 April 1994


Born: April 2nd, 1973, Milan (Italy)
Nationality: Italian

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


Milan-based pianist, composer, and arranger Valeriano Chiaravalle entered the music business at a very tender age, being credited for programming and arranging Wayra’s album ‘Maja andina’ in 1990. As a studio arranger, he worked with Marianna Cataldi, Gisella, Sandro Comini, and Cristina D’Avena. In 1999, he composed and conducted Arianna’s San Remo entry ‘C’è che ti amo’, which finished fourth in the competition for young artists. 

Chiaravalle composes music for radio and television programmes and wrote the arrangements to the musicals Il mago di Oz, Victor Victoria, and Il mondo di Annah. From 2015 onwards, he has been a regular feature in the San Remo Festival, making multiple appearances as an orchestrator and conductor for various acts, including Raf and Negrita.


Although he was barely more than an adolescent in 1994, Chiaravalle arranged and conducted that year’s Swiss Eurovision entry ‘Sto pregando’, composed by his fellow-Italian Giuseppe Scaramella and sung by Duilio. This Swiss effort finished twentieth in a field of 25 competing acts. Valeriano Chiaravalle is the youngest conductor ever to have taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest.


Country – Switzerland
Song title – "Sto pregando"
Rendition – Duilio 
Lyrics – Giuseppe Scaramella
Composition – Giuseppe Scaramella
Studio arrangement – Valeriano Chiaravalle
Live orchestration – Valeriano Chiaravalle
Conductor – Valeriano Chiaravalle
Score – 20th place (15 votes)

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