Born in Catania, on the 10th April, 1961, Amato began working as a composer towards the end of the 1980’s. It was in Milan that his musical activity began in earnest, particularly in the composing and arranging of pop(ular) music. These years saw a wide range of important collaborations with Italian artistes, culminating in the resounding success of the song ‘Ti Penso’, performed by Massimo Ranieri at the 42nd edition of the San Remo song festival. Latterly his work has been more focused on television production, particularly with the Mediaset network. Original work includes music for numerous children’s shows, signature tunes for primetime shows, sit-coms, soap operas, news and TV films. The abundant presence of Amato’s compositions, across a broad spectrum of TV stations, testify to ten years of fruitful collaboration with the Mediaset, and with the principal Italian and international TV networks (Rai, Tmc/La7, Sky).
In recent years Amato has devoted his energies to composing music for cinema and socially committed films, as well as for more overtly commercial productions,