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"One only sees well with the heart, the essential is invisible to the eyes." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
 

Click here for the story of Andrea's life,
in his own words

1958 - 1991   1992 - 1994   1995 - 1997    1998   1999  2000    2001    2002   2003    2004  2005    2006   2007   2008  2009  2010    2011   2012   2013   2014    2015
 
 
1958
Privatbesitz Familie Bocelli
Born September 22, in Lajatico in the Province of Pisa, Italy.
 
He began already in early childhood to play the organ in church.
 
1964
First piano-time.
 
 
Laiatico (c) bocelli.de
 
 
1970
Though already born with poor vision due to glaucoma, he loses his vision completely after an unfortunate hit to the head in a soccer game.
 
Privatbesitz Familie Bocelli
 
He wins his first song competition, the Margherita d'Oro in Viareggio with "O sole mio".
1980 Campo dei Miracoli, Pisa (c) bocelli.de
 
He begins the study of law at the University of Pisa. As a pastime, and to earn money, he plays in piano bars in the province, where in 1987 he met Enrica, who would later become his wife.
Privatbesitz Familie Bocelli
1986
 
After concluding his studies, he works for a year as a lawyer, then dedicates himself completely to music. He takes singing lessons from Bettarini, until the maestro died in 1997 at the age of 83.
 
 
This chronicle was compiled from various sources. Assurances for the complete accuracy of some of the details cannot be given.

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