Field of Study: CHAMBER MUSIC - COMI/03
He studied Cello at the 'N. Paganini' Conservatoire in Genoa under N. Zanardi and graduated from the 'S. Cecilia' Conservatoire in Rome.
He continued his studies under R. Filippini, R. Adulescu, A. Nikitin, and further developed his skills under N. Sarpe.
Additionally, he studied Chamber Music under N. Brainin.
He won many international competitions, including ‘Stresa’ and ‘Città di Genova’.
He won the position of principal cellist in the Alessandria Opera House Orchestra.
He is principal cellist of several symphonic orchestras, including ‘Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese’, ‘Solisti Aquilani’, and ‘Orchestra Regionale di Roma e del Lazio’.
From 1993 to 1995 he was solo cellist of the ‘Cyprus State Orchestra’.
At present, he is principal cellist of the ‘International Chamber Ensemble’ and ‘Orchestra Petrassi’.
He is a member of the ‘Ensemble Project’ with the harmonicist Gianluca Littera, the ‘St. Ivo Piano Quartet’, and a duo with pianist Lily Popova.
Since 2005, he has been playing in the ‘Hipponion Ensemble’ and from 2009 in the ‘Pietrodarchi Sestet’ with the bandoneonist, Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi.
He regularly records for RAI (Italy's national public broadcasting company), Radio Vaticana, Radio France, BMG, Inedita, Musica Rara, and Zone di Musica.
As a crossover musician, he is a member of the quartet supporting the folk singer, Lucilla Galeazzi, with whom he won the ‘Targa Tenco 2006’, and the International Competition ‘Sharq Tarolonari’ in Samarcanda (2006).
Furthermore, he played with J. Lennon, C. Haden, P. Fresu, and R. Brown.
As a solo cellist, he has recorded for many Italian singers, including I. Fossati, R. Vecchioni, O. Vanoni, R. Zero, A. Venditti, and P. Conte.
He has recorded many movie soundtracks with E. Morricone, L. Bacalov, A. Trovajoli, N. Piovani, including ‘Il violino rosso’, ‘Il pianista sull'oceano’, ‘Lolita’ (A. Lyne), ‘Nuovo Cinema Paradiso’ (G. Tornatore), “’Il Postino’ (M. Troisi), and ‘La vita è bella’ (R. Benigni).
He plays a Samuel Gilkes (London 1810).
He exceeded the requirements of the national recruitment process based on artistic merit, qualifications as well as written examinations to be held eligible for a teaching role in the Italian Conservatoire System.
Currently, he teaches Chamber Music at the 'G. Martucci' Conservatoire in Salerno.