Bruno Canino was born in Naples on January 2, 1936. He graduated with a degree in piano and composition from the Conservatorio di Milano. In 1956 and 1958, he won awards at the Bolzano piano competition and won a similar award in Darmstadt in 1960. He has played for the most important music societies and festivals in Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Malaysia, Russia, South America, New Zealand and Australia. He has performed as part of a piano duo with Antonio Ballista for the past 50 years and has also been a member of the chamber music ensemble Trio di Milano, with colleagues Mariana Sirbu and Rocco Filippini, for the past 30 years.