Nicola Piovani (b. 26 May 1946, Rome, Italy) is a classical musician, and theater and film score composer. He received his degree in piano from the Verdi Conservatory in Milan in 1967, and later studied orchestration under the Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis.
Rumors have abounded for years that Nicola Piovani was a pseudonym of better-known composer Ennio Morricone, a fact Piovani uses to humorous effect when speaking in public.
Among his more popular works is the score for the Federico Fellini film Intervista