Giorgio Moroder short Biographie, Awards and Reviews

A short biographie of Moroder will be find here.
Other interesting info such awards and reviews will be found too.

1940: 26 April born in Ortisei ( Italy ) ( real name: Hansjoerg )

1953 - 59: Artistical Highschool in Ortisei and Geometry Highschool in Bolzano.

1959-66: Musician in some bands ( Happy Trio ). Appearance at dancingpartys and festivals

1967-70: He worked on demo versions for other artists. Stard to compose songs for heself and other artists ( Michael Holm, Ricky Shayne "Ich sprenge alle Ketten" ), he lived in Berlin.

1971: Living in Muenchen ( Germany ), made his studio in the Arabella Haus. Music for the "Chicory Tip" ( Son of my Father ).

1974: composed the song "Love To Love You Baby" for Donna Summer. Was the first international success.

1976-79: A lot of productions in this years. He living in Los Angeles and New Jork. Solo works: "Knights in white Satin" and the unforgettable "From Here To Eternity".
Works with Donna Summer ( I Feel Love ) and Roberta Kelly.
First soundtrack in America: Midnight Express ( --- Golden Globe and Oscar ).

1980: Buy a Villa in Beverly Hills.
Soundtrack "American Gigolo" and "Foxes"

1981: Living in Greenwich Village and started to made Neonsculptures.

1983-84: Flashdance, composed "What a Feeling" for Irene Cara. For Giorgio the second and third Golden Globe, second Oscar and two Grammy awards.

1984-84: Remake of Fritz Lang`s Metropolis: won at the Festival of Cannes.
Hymn for L.A. `84 ( Olympicgames ): Reach Out, performed by Paul Engemann.

1986: For "Top Gun" the song "Take my Breath away" performed by "Berlin". Won the 4th Golden globe and third Oscar. ( U.S.A. Song of the Year ).

1988: Together with Claudio Zampolli, project of the "Cizeta Moroder V16T" supercar.
Olympia song for Seoul `88 "Hand in Hand" performed by Koreana.

1990: For "Italia `90" the Hymn "Un` estate italiana" with italian duo Bennato-Nannini ( international version "To be Number One" performed by Giorgio Moroder Project.

1991-99: CD "Foverever Dancing" includet Donna Summer`s Hit "Carry On" that won the Grammy Award 1998.
Active as Artist: exhibitions in London, Muenchen, Hamburg, Bolzano.
Preparation of the Giorgio Moroder Multi Art Park in Blankenburg Harz ~Germany ( 2001 ).

Reviews from the WEB and Newspapers:

Giorgio Moroder

One of the principal architects of the disco sound, producer and composer Giorgio Moroder was born in Ortisei, Italy on April 26, 1940. Upon relocating to Munich, Germany, he established his own studio, Musicland, and recorded his debut single "Looky, Looky" in 1969; his first LP, Son of My Father, was released in early 1972. Around that time Moroder was introduced to fellow aspiring musician Pete Bellotte, with whom he formed a production partnership; in collaboration with singer Donna Summer, the duo was to become one of the most powerful forces in Seventies-era dance music, their success beginning with the release of 1974's Lady of the Night. Summer's Love to Love You Baby followed in 1975; the title track, clocking in at close to 17 minutes in length, was an international smash, its shimmering sound and sensual attitude much copied in the years to follow.
At their mid-1970s peak Moroder, Bellotte and Summer were extraordinarily prolific, releasing new albums about once every six months. Concept records like 1976's A Love Trilogy and Four Seasons of Love culminated with the release of 1977's I Remember Yesterday, a trip through time which climaxed with the smash "I Feel Love." With its galloping bassline and futuristic, computerized sheen, the single was among the watershed hits of the disco era, and helped propel Summer to new prominence as the reigning diva of the dancefloor.

In 1978, Moroder made his initial foray into film music, winning an Academy Award for his score to Alan Parker's Midnight Express. Summer's double LP Bad Girls followed in 1979, becoming a massive hit and spawning such chart-topping singles as "Hot Stuff" and the title cut. After one final studio LP, 1980's The Wanderer, the Moroder/Bellotte/Summer team disbanded, and the disco era began drawing to a close. In the early 1980s Moroder focused primarily on films; after producing the soundtracks for pictures including American Gigolo and Cat People, he turned to 1983's Flashdance, earning his second Oscar for the hit "Flashdance...What a Feeling," performed by Irene Cara. In 1984, Moroder courted controversy from film purists for his contemporary electro-pop score to the restored release of Fritz Lang's silent-era masterpiece Metropolis.
After contributing to the soundtrack of the 1986 hit Top Gun, he turned increasingly away from dance music to focus on rock, producing the album Flaunt It, the debut from the heavily-hyped British flash-in-the-pan Sigue Sigue Sputnik. In the years to follow, Moroder kept a low profile on the pop charts, although he remained a fixture on film soundtracks. In the 1990s, he also turned to remixing, debuting with a re-working of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and going on to tackle material from Heaven 17 and others.

~ Jason Ankeny, All-Music Guide


Awards Giorgio Moroder won:

Academy Awards ~ Oscar

Oscar for Take my breath away 1986

1979 - WON - Best Music, Original Score for:
Midnight Express ( 1978 )

1984 - WON - Best Music, Song for:
Flashdance ( 1983 )
Award shared with: Keith Forsey ( lyrics ) Irene Cara ( lyrics ) - For the song "Flashdance...What a Feeling".

1987 - WON - Best Music, Song for:
Top Gun ( 1986 )
Award shared with: Tom Whitlock ( lyrics ) - For the song
"Take My Breath Away"

Golden Globes

Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder

1979 - Won - Best Original Score - Motion Picture for:
Midnight Express ( 1978 )

1981 - Nominated - Best Original Score - Motion Picture for:
American Gigolo ( 1980 )

1981 - Nominated - Best Original Song for:
Call Me ~ from "American Gigolo" ( 1982 )

1983 - Nominated - Best Original Score - Motion Picture for:
Cat People ( 1982 )

1984 - Won - Best Original Score - Motion Picture for:
Flashdance ( 1983 )

1984 - Won - Best Original Song - Motion Picture for:
Flashdance ( 1983 ) Award shared with: Keith Forsey - Irene Cara - For the song "Flashdance...What a Feeling".

1984 - Nominated - Best Original Score - Motion Picture for:
Scarface ( 1983 )

1987 - Won - Best Original Song - Motion Picture for:
Top Gun ( 1986 )
Award shared with: Tom Whitlock - For the song "Take My Breath Away".

Grammy Awards


1979 - Nominated - Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television for:
Theme from Midnight Express ( 1978 )
Nomination shared with Chris Bennett

1979 - Won - Best Producer

1984 - Won - Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television for:
Flashdance ( 1983 )
Award shared with: Keith Forsey - Irene Cara - For the song "Flashdance...What A Feeling".

1984 - Won - Best Instrumental Song for
Love Theme Flashdance

1998 - Won - Best Dance Recording for:
Carry On - Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1979 - Won - Best Music for:
Midnight Express ( 1978 )

Giorgio Moroder was nominated and won several other important award
in his unbelivable career.
On this page are some of the most important.