The Oscar prizes to the composers Ennio Morricone for “The Hateful Eights” and to Nicola Piovani for “La Vita è bella”, appointed Nello Salza as “The trumpet of the Italian Cinema” as critics acclaimed him for his thirty year activity as interpreter of many unforgettable themes, many times composed for him, by the most celebrated composers of Cinema an TV. Since 1984 he recorded over 400 soundtracks as soloist trumpet for the composers E. Morricone, N. Piovani, A. Trovajoli, R. Ortolani, P. Piccioni, L. Bacalov, R. Pregadio, B. Conti, F. De Masi, F. Piersanti, S. Cipriani, A. North, R. Serio, A. Di Pofi, B. Zambrini, F. Carpi in films like “La Vita è Bella”, “L’intervista”, “ La voce della Luna”, “ C’era una volta in America”, “La Leggenda del Pianista sull’ Oceano”,”Nuovo Cinema Paradiso”, “La Famiglia”, “La Piovra”, “IL Postino”,”Cuore”, “Pinocchio”, “Il Caimano”, “La Sindrome di Stendhal”, “Gli Intoccabili”, “Il Marchese del Grillo” and in the Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece “the hateful eights”.
He had been also principal soloist trumpet for Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, were he worked with conductors likeG.L. Gelmetti, F. Mannino, N. Santi, G. Ferro, G. Patanè, D. Oren, Y. Ahronovitch, G. Kuhn, J. Tate, J. Nelson, B. Bartoletti, G. Bertini, M. Armiliato, Z. Pesko, D. Renzetti, W. Humburg, G.L. Zampieri; He also played in this role for Teatro S.Carlo di Napoli, l’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, l’Orchestra regionale Toscana e l’Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. With Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia he toured worldwide with conductors like L. Bernstein, L. Maazel, G. Pretre, W. Sawallisch, D. Gatti, G. Sinopoli,C. Thielemann. He also collaborated with numerous important institutions like Gran Teatro “La Fenice” di Venezia, Orchestra da Camere Italiana (Dir. S. Accardo), Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Orchestra “A. Toscanini” di Parma, Solisti Aquilani, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Unione Musicisti di Roma, AMIT- Accademia Musicale Italiana, Orchestra G. Cantelli, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma. Guest in many Italian TV programs, had recorded many CD’s as solist ranging from classical to pop and movies OST. Winner of many competitions, he also won two National competitions for teaching in the Italian Conservatories. Many collaborations with with artists such S. Accardo, U. Ughi, L. Pavarotti, J. Carreras, P. Domingo, K. Ricciarelli, A. Bocelli, D. Modugno, Mina, C. Baglioni, A. Stewart, Zucchero, M. Nava, M.Gazzè.
As a Yamaha artist he projected and signatured two trumpets (Bb and C). Nello was born in Sutri (Viterbo) and studied under Leonardo Nicosia and Biagio Bartiloro.