ABOUT

Eclectic musician, he composes, plays, teaches.

He owes his training to Mariano Andreolli.

He took the certificate in guitar at the Conservatory of Trento and then he received the Degree in Classical Guitar with a specialization in Chamber Music with full marks at the same conservatory.

He attended several masterclasses with guitarists of international fame as Oscar Ghiglia, Massimo Lonardi, Andrea Dieci, Lorenzo Micheli, Giulio Tampalini, Piero Bonaguri, Paolo Cherici, Florindo Baldissera, Leopoldo Saracino, Simone Fontanelli, Matteo Mela, Leo Brouwer, Eliot Fisk.

He studied with Giulio Tampalini at the Guitar Academy in Brescia deepening the solo repertoire and since 2010 he had been studying for three years at Giulio Regondi Academy in Milan with Andrea Dieci  and Bruno Giuffredi, continuing his mastery for soloists.

He focuses his activity as soloist and also in chamber music, playing in various ensembles and performs in numerous concerts in Italy and abroad. 

During his career he had the opportunity to perform in Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, United States.

He also had the privilege of accompanying celebrities from the world of arts and show business as David Grossman and Gigi Proietti (IDEM, Verona).

He plays a guitar by the English luthier Philip Woodfield.

He is interested in music beyond the instrumental area and during the years of his education he deepened composition study with Nicola Straffelini.

Meeting Nadir Vassena was crucial, with whom first he studied at the Master of Advanced Studies in Music Composition at the Musikhochschule in Lugano in Switzerland and then at the Master of Arts in Music Composition and Theory. In that course he perfectioned also orchestration with Giovanni Verrando and electronic techniques with Sylviane Sapir and graduated with full marks.

His musical research uses the timbre as a fundamental element with the consequent interest in electronic music as one of the means to manipulate the sound. Occasionally he takes classes from Luca Richelli to improve this ability and in 2020 he participates as an auditor at the online seminar at Chigiana Academy on Live-Electronics and Sound and Music Computing held by Alvise Vidolin, Nicola Bernardini and Luca Richelli. He also attended courses in sound recording and mixing techniques.

He attended seminars and masterclasses with important personalities of contemporary music as Johannes Schöllhorn, Harrison Birtwistle, Mike Svoboda, Jérôme Combier, Franck Bedrossian, Mats Scheidegger, Helmut Lachenmann, Dmitri Kourliandski, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Betsy Jolas, Antonio Politano, Dieter Mack, Daniela Terranova, Stefano Gervasoni, Ivan Fedele, Michele Tadini, Errollyn Wallen, Matteo Cesari, Tristan Murail, Michele Marco Rossi, Marco Momi.

He has always been interested in choir composition and direction and for this reason he is deepening this field with the attendance to different courses like the ones with Marc Kissoczy, Mario Lanaro and following seminars about vocal technique, conductor gestures, repertoire analysis, choral composition, organized by some choir associations as Feniarco, Associazione Cori Piemontesi and AERCO.

Award-winner in national and international composition competitions, he received commissions from Corde d’Autunno Guitar Festival, Eutopia Ensemble, Akartia Trio.

In 2016 he won Celloloft call for scores, obtaining a commission for a piece that was performed in Petaluma - San Francisco.

During 2016 Locarno Film Festival his music will be the soundtrack of the "La danza delle macchine" short film.

In 2018 he was selected as a Composer in Residence for a week in Salorno to write a piece inspired by the "Skulpturengarten" performed by musicians of Alessandria and Bolzano Conservatory.

In 2021 he was selected for Ivan Fedele's composition masterclass within the San Vito Musica Contemporanea Festival. At the end, his piece "hive", written during the week of the masterclass, is premiered by the Arrigoni string orchestra.

In 2022 he was selected for a masterclass with Giorgio Colombo Taccani at the CdM San Michele. Within the workshop held by Elena Casoli, he wrote a new piece for classical guitar then performed during the Foresty International Music Festival in Montaldeo - Alessandria.

Also in 2022 he was selected for a masterclass with Ivan Fedele at the Ludus Tonalis Academy in Rome and his piece performed within the XI Concert Season "Prima Assoluta - II Edition".

His music is performed in Italy and abroad by musicians as Andrea Dieci, Giovanni Maselli, Chris Moy, Federica Canta, Lorenzo Marcolongo, Pauline Tardy, Maura Marinucci, Miguel Angel Pérez Diego, Giulia Vazzoler, EnArmonia Guitar Ensemble, Trio Contrasti, Ensemble Performance, Silvia Cignoli, Quatuor Chouette, Kugel Saxophone Ensemble, Les Amis de Rossini saxophone quartet, Antonio Politano, Margherita Berlanda, Emanuele Dalmaso, Akartia Trio, Samuele Provenzi, Franziska Salker, Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble and in the course of Festivals as Pordenone Guitar Festival, Corde d’Autunno Guitar Festival, SuonoChitarraNatura, Festival Nuovi Orizzonti Sonori, Segovia Guitar Week, Festival Internazionale Musica negli Horti, Associazione Athenaeum, Le strade del Suono Contemporary Music Festival, XVIII World Saxophone Congress, Concerti d'Autunno Pesaro, LuganoMusica, San Vito Musica Contemporanea Festival, I Concerti del Conservatorio di Milano, Universität der Künste Berlin.

It is also broadcast by some radios dedicated to contemporary music as RadioCemat. 

He is also interested in didactical writing and he often works together  with musicians for the productions of educational compositions for their instruments. In 2015 his music for guitar was the subject of a degree thesis in the Conservatory of Milan.

With the label Diffusione Arte he published a cd with didactical music for guitar, performed by EnArmonia Guitar Ensemble and by students of Segovia Guitar Academy in Pordenone.

In 2020, his first monographic cd was released for the contemporary record company Stradivarius, which collects compositions for different ensembles that explore the evolution of his musical and aesthetic language.

His works were published by Bèrben, Glissato, Cidea, Sconfinarte, Sinfonica, Armelin, Eufonia Editions. Since 2017 they have been published by DaVinci Editions, Diaphonia Editions, Stradivarius and BabelScores.

Always persuaded that teaching is an enrichment and an integral part of being a musician, he graduated in Instrumental Didactics at the Conservatory of Bolzano in 2009.

He is invited as a judge in national and international competitions. He taught classical guitar at the conservatory of Ferrara, Trieste, musical theory and perception at the Verona Conservatory and teaches privately harmony and composition.  

Currently he is a guitar teacher at the Tartini Conservatory in Trieste.