Field of Study: CHAMBER MUSIC - COMI/03
He graduated with honours in Violin performance at 21 under Maestro Angelo Gaudino.
Later, he was awarded a scholarship for artistic merit by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, thanks to which he perfected his violin skills at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Czech Republic) under Professor Ivan Straus, and in Chamber Music at the International Academy ‘Incontri col Maestro’ in Imola under Maestro Piernaciso Masi.
At the age of 16 he recorded ‘Introduzione ed Allegro’ by Goffredo Petrassi in a CD released by Sterling Editions, as part of the series ‘Emerging Italian Talents’, receiving high praise and compliments from the composer himself.
From an early age, he has been an internationally active performer of the Chamber Music repertoire.
More recently, he has collaborated with the Alessandro Scarlatti Association in Naples, performing a programme entirely dedicated to the works of Robert Schumann, on the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth.
In October 2011, as part of the Artelli Piano Trio and for the Italian "Stradivarius" label, he recorded an unedited version of the '4 Estaciones Porteñas' by Astor Piazzolla.
This work received numerous favourable reviews and was presented at the Laeiszhalle of the Hamburger Symphoniker in November 2011; on RAI Radio 3 (Italy's national public broadcasting company) in January 2012; and subsequently on Radio Brema in February 2012.
Music education aside, he also studied Humanities, graduating in Philosophy from the 'Federico II' University of Naples with first class honours and a special award of merit for a thesis on his in-depth philosophical analysis of the music of Ernst Bloch.
He also obtained both the Diplôme d’études in French and a Certificate in Advanced English, achieving levels B2 (DELF) and C1 (CAE) respectively according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
In September 2014, he was appointed by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture as a member of the National Council for Problems Concerning the Entertainment Industry.
Since May 2015, he has been on the Register of Experts for Evaluation in Artistic and Musical Higher Education at the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and of Research systems (ANVUR).
In April 2016, he was appointed a technical member of the working group "Humanistic Culture" established at the Ministry of University Education and Research for the implementation of article 1, paragraph 181, section g) of Act 107/2015 ("Promotion and dissemination of humanistic culture, heritage and cultural development, music, theatre, dance and film production and support for creativity in the aesthetic field").
Following a public appointment process, in June 2016 he was added to the register of external experts for the evaluation of the funding of cultural projects, music and creative activities at the General Culture Board of Lazio.
Since 2016, in accordance with article 7, section 2, part C) of Presidential Decree 132/2003, he has been a member of the Board of Directors at the “G. Martucci” Conservatoire as a representative of the Professors.
On 4 July 2017, in collaboration with Unione Artisti Unams (Artists’ Trade Union) and the National Coordination of TFA (Italy's Teacher Traineeship), he organised a conference at Sala Salvadori of the Chamber of Deputies on: “The harmonisation of music education in Italy (Legislative Decree no. 60/2017) and future perspectives”.
The conference received patronage from the Chamber of Deputies.
Subsequently, he was invited as an expert to the Technical and Political Board established by the representatives of the Parliamentary Committee for Culture, Science, and Education, to draw up the Ministerial Decree, article 15 of Legislative Decree 60/17.
In October 2017, upon approval of the Chief of Cabinet, he was appointed by the Legislative Bureau Chief of the Ministry of University Education and Research as an expert member of the operating team of Higher Artistic and Music Education to investigate the legal actions pertinent to the implementation of Act 509/99, with particular reference to the regulations contained in article 2, paragraph 7.
Since 1994, he has been teaching at Italian State Conservatoires on a regular basis, having passed through the national recruitment process, formally obtaining eligibility to teach both Music Education and Chamber Music.
Since 2012, he has been the coordinator of the ‘Chamber Music’ Field of Study at the 'Giuseppe Martucci' Conservatoire of Salerno, where he's also the delegate of the Institutional and International Relations Department, and the Bologna Process.