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Born in Parma in 1977, he grew up musically at the Conservatoire “A.Boito” in Parma. He studied:

VIOLIN with Prof. Alessandro Simoncini (Nuovo Quartetto Italiano ), graduating in June 1998 at the age of 20, under the guidance of Prof. Grazia Serradimigni(Quintetto Materassi );
PIANO , obtaining the 8th year Level in 1997;
COMPOSITION , obtaining the 7th year Level in 1999 under the guidance of M° Emilio Ghezzi (now Headmaster of Conservatoire of Parma).

In June 2001 he graduated in piano (Diploma ABRSM in Piano Performing) “with distinction” by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London.

Meanwhile he has been studying Orchestra Conducting attending: Annual Courses (Vimodrone-MILAN), from 1994 till 1996, with M° Julius Kalmar (pupil of Hans Swarowsky and teacher at the Academies of Music in Vienna and Hamburg); Summer Courses since 1994 with M° J. Kalmar (Follina-TREVISO), M° Yuri Ahronovitch (Riva del Garda-TRENTO), M° Bruno Aprea (Cava de' Tirreni-SALERNO) and M° Isaac Karabtchevsky (Riva del Garda-TRENTO). From 2002 he has been studying Orchestra Conducting with M° Manlio Benzi at the Conservatoire “G.Rossini” in Pesaro where he graduated in September 2005.

He has studied History of Music with Prof. Gustavo Marchesi and Aesthetics of Music with Prof. Giordano Montecchi. He had also attended Advanced Courses between 1994 and 2001: in violin, with Prof. Ivan Rabaglia (Trio di Parma) and Prof. Franco Mezzena, in piano, with Prof. Oxana Yablonskaya.



After he had conducted, during some annual and summer Courses, the Venetian Musical Ensemble “G.F.Malipiero” , the Orchestra “H.Swarowsky” of Milan and the Philharmonia Orchestra of Rome :
in 1997 he founded the String Open Orchestra “Giovane Emilia” , in Parma making his début on 14th June 1998 with the cooperation of “Corale G.Verdi” of Parma as a Conductor for the Concert “In the middle of the 18th Century” (Summer season of Parma township “Parma's Summer 1998” ) with works by BachHändel, Telemann and Mozart .

On 1st March 2003 he conducted the Symphony Orchestra of the Conducting Course at the “Pedrotti” Auditorium in Pesaro, performing the Overtures from Mozart 's “The Marriage of Figaro” and from Beethoven 's “Fidelio”;

on 24th March 2004 he conducted the “Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana”(F.O.R.M.) performing the Overtures from Mozart 's “The Marriage of Figaro” and from Rossini 's “L'italiana in Algeri” at the “Pedrotti” Auditorium.

Moreover, from 2004, he conducted excerpts from Mozart 's Haffner and Linz Symphonies, Haydn 's Symphony no.103, Beethoven 's 7th Symphony, Tchaikovsky 's String Serenade and Symphony no.1, Schoenberg 's “Verklärte Nacht” and the whole of Shostakovitch 's 1st Symphony and as well as excerpts from Mozart 's “The Marriage of Figaro” in cooperation with pupil singers of Prof. Evgenija Dundekova at the Conservatoire in Pesaro in some rehearsals with the Orchestra F.O.R.M .

He also conducted with the Orchestra F.O.R.M. movements from Mahler 's 4th Symphony and Strauss 's “Last four songs” at the Theatre “Pergolesi” in Jesi, during some rehearsals of M° Gustav Kuhn in April 2005.

On 21st April 2005 he conducted the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, in a concert in Pesaro (Auditorium Pedrotti) performing the Suite op.46 Pelléas et Mélisande by J. Sibelius .

On 2nd , 8th and 10th of July 2005 he conducted the String Ensemble of the Bavarian House of Odessa in and around Regensburg (Bavaria-GERMANY), performing Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Boccherini, Rossini and Mendelssohn.

On 30th August 2005, at the end of the Workshop about Verdi 's Aida organised by M° B. Aprea, he conducted Act One of Aida in Amalfi (Basilica del Crocifisso), during the Festival “Le Corti dell'Arte”, with the Orchestra of the Theatre in Cluy and the winners of the Lyric Competition in Eboli “Vissi d'Arte”.

From 22nd and 28th of July 2007 he conducted Beethoven 's Overture “Leonore” no.3, Chopin 's Piano Concerto no.2(first and second movements) and Tchaikovsky 's Second Symphony (first movement and part of the fourth movement) in some rehearsals with the Youth Orchestra “L.Cherubini” (founded by M° Riccardo Muti).
On 29th of July 2007 he conducted the second movement of Chopin 's Piano Concerto no.2 with the Youth Orchestra “L.Cherubini” and the pianist Francesco Moncher in a public concert at Sala 1000-Palazzo dei Congressi in Riva del Garda(TN).

On 27th September 2010 he took part in the 11th International Conducting Competition "A.Pedrotti" in Trento.

He conducted 11 performances of "Frankenstein", a new operatic work by composers Aurelio Scotto and Michele Della Valentina, at Teatro Comunale "A.Zeppilli" in Pieve di Cento (BO) on 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st and 22nd January 2011, at Teatro Consorziale in Budrio (BO) on 2nd February 2011, and at the Ilaria Alpi Hall of Biblioteca Comunale in Crevalcore (BO) on 4th and 5th February 2011.



He made his début 27th May 2000 at Parma's “Corale G.Verdi” for the Concert “Orchestra in Piano” playing Sonatas of Beethoven, Skryabin and Liszt .

He held a lesson-concert on 1st June 2001 at the “Forum Hall” in Ravenna with the organization of the “Liceo Musicale E.Pinza” performing Bach, Beethoven and Schubert .

From the year 2002 to the year 2004 he played together with the soprano Grazia Doronzio in Ferrara (Educational Center “Casa Cini”), Pesaro (Auditorium “Pedrotti”) and Ancona (Auditorium of Pietralacroce) performing works by composers such as Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, R.Strauss, Berg , Fauré, Ravel, Poulenc, Alfano and Petrassi .

On 5th of October 2004 at the Messianic Moshav “Yad Hashmona”, 15 km from Jerusalem, he played the piano version of Haydn 's Oratorio “The seven last words of our Redeemer on the cross”. On 10th October 2004 at the “Yad Lebanim” Hall of “Victims of Terrorism Center” in Afula (Israel) he played the Respighi 's Piano Suite, by the composer, of “Antiche danze ed arie per liuto”.

On 2nd December 2006 he played at the Porcelain Museum in Gustavsberg(Stockholm) a programme dedicated to Scandinavia performing Jacopo Foroni, Riccardo Zandonai, Sibelius and Grieg, with the participation of the soprano Anette Vogel. On 4th December 2006 he played Jacopo Foroni 's music, still with Anette Vogel, at the Library Hall of the Royal Castle in Centre Stockholm.

On 31st January he performed at the Music Academy in Ancona Haydn 's “The seven last words of our Redeemer on the cross” together with the showing of pictures of the sculpture work entitled “The Fountain of Tears” created by the Israeli-Canadian artist Rick Wienecke.

On 10th May 2007 at the Auditorium of Scuderie Aldobrandini in Frascati (Rome), he took part in the play “Budapest night speaks” supervised by the director Lauro Versari, performing Hungarian music by Liszt, Brahms, Berlioz, Kodaly, Bartok, Ligeti, together with the actress Sonia de Meo and the actor Nino D'Agata reading a choice of Hungarian poems.

On 19th May 2007 he held a concert at Palazzo Albicini (Forlì) playing music by Respighi, Debussy, De Falla, Vaughan Williams, Grieg, Brahms, Chopin, Ligeti, Bartok .

On 9th September 2007 he held a concert as a pianist at the Auditorium of the Conservatoire of Riva del Garda (TN) entitled “Shemà Israel” (Hear, O Israel), performing three biblical sonatas by Johann Kuhnau and excerpts from the Oratorio “Elias” by Mendelssohn, performed as a concert transcription for piano solo, as well.

On 14th March 2008 he held a concert for the Passion time at the Rotkreuz-Heim of Regensburg (Germany), performing Bach, Mendelssohn 's Christus and Haydn together with the dramatist Michael Herrschel reading from the Gospels.

On 11th May 2008 he held a pianistic concert for the 60th anniversary of Israel at the Jewish Synagogue of Bologna, with a programme made by Jewish and non-Jewish composers such as Ravel, Bloch, Bernstein, Milhaud, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, Castelnuovo-Tedesco who, between 1800 and 1900, wrote music inspired by Hebraism. On 18th May 2008 he repeated this programme, adding a suite of 6 Israeli Dances by Haim Alexander, at Chiesa del Ravaldino of Forlì, on 22th June 2008 at the Music Academy in Ancona, and on 13th September 2008 at the Auditorium of the Conservatoire of Riva del Garda (TN).
With a selection of the programme, he played in Israel at the Baptist Village Hall near Petah Tikva on 25th July 2008 and at the Kibbutz Merchavia Hall on 26th July 2008.
On 15th October 2008 he performed the whole programme at "Christ Church" in Jerusalem (Old City), in conjunction with the exhibition of biblical sculptures by the Israeli-Canadian artist Rick Wienecke.

On 25th January 2009 he held a pianistic concert for the 'Holocaust Memorial Day' at the Jewish Synagogue of Bologna, with piano sonatas by Jewish composers dead in concentration camps such as Schulhoff, Klein and Ullmann, the commemorative piano sonata '27 April 1945' by the German composer K.A.Hartmann and 'Schindler's List' 's main theme by J. Williams.

On 27th February 2009 he held a special evening concert in Milan, presenting traditional Jewish songs and Israeli Messianic songs at pub 'Le Pecore'.

On 9th December 2009 he held a pianistic concert entitled "100 years of Tel Aviv" in London at Spiro Ark Centre, performing music written by Jewish and Israeli composers such as Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Bloch, Bernstein, Paul Ben-Haim, Haim Alexander, Joseph Tal and Viktor Ullmann as well as two encores, Naomi Shemer's song "haIr haLevanah" (the White Town) and 'Exodus' 's main theme by Ernest Gold.

On 27th January 2010 he held a pianistic concert for the ‘Holocaust Memorial Day' at the Auditorium of the Conservatoire of Riva del Garda (TN), performing works by Ravel, Klein, Ullmann, Hartmann, J. Williams and Jewish works written by Shostakovich.

On 5th September 2010 he held a pianistic concert for the 'European Day of Jewish Culture' at the Auditorium of the Conservatoire of Riva del Garda (TN), performing works by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Bernstein, Paul Ben-Haim, Jerry Bock and Ernest Gold, with readings from the book-testimony "The pianist" written in 1946 by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer W. Szpilman.

On 20th February 2011 he held a "Yom haShoah" pianistic concert at the Regensburg Jewish Synagogue (Germany) on the occasion of the 70th year (1941-2011) since the massacre of 33.771 Jews shot at Babi Yar (Ukraine) in 1941, presenting music by Shostakovich together with readings taken from the Memoirs of Shostakovich (posth. 1979), 4 Yiddish poemes and the poem "Babi Yar" written by the renowned Russian writer E. Evtushenko in 1961, as well as one encore, Ravel's Kaddish.



He made his début as a composer on 17th January 2000 at Parma's Teatro Regio when the pianist Luca Tanzi, during the performing of the Mozart's Piano Concerto K. 503 with the Orchestra of the Conservatoire “A.Boito”, played his Cadenza for the 1st movement .

On 15th November 2001 he made his début in Taipei (capital of TAIWAN island) as a composer-collaborator for western music, during a puppet show “ Marco Polo ”, organized by Taiyuan Arts and Culture Foundation of Taipei, in which his musical pieces, composed during the year 2001, were performed.

In May 2002 he finished a 4 hands piano transcription of 3 excerpts from L.Bernstein's “West Side Story”, which had been requested by Duo Palmas of Cremona (Italy).

In June 2002 he composed 2 pieces for Piano Trio, which were performed on 29th September 2002 in Taipei, requested by “The TTT Puppet Center” of Taipei( www.taiyuan.org.tw ) for a play, including actors and puppets, called “ Autumn Rain ”, played from 18th till 21st of September 2003 at the Experimental Theatre of Taipei.

Since 2003 “Marco Polo” and his own music have been performed in Barcellona, Madrid (Circulo de Bellas Artes), Tegucigalpa (Honduras, Instituto Hondureno de Cultura Hispanica), London (Purcell Room) and Paris (Université Vincennes-Saint-Denis, Amphithéâtre X).



In 1998 he received the Biennial Music Award “Cesare Alfieri” (town of Parma) and in 2002 a Music Award from the Social Institute “Ancora” of Ravenna, during the 5 th Edition of the Review “Uno di noi”.

In 2003 he won, with the soprano Grazia Doronzio, the 3rd Prize in the range “Vocal Chamber Music” at the National Review in S. Pietro in Vincoli (Ravenna).

In 2006 he was finalist as orchestra conductor in the European Competition “Festival Mozart Giovani ” in Milan.



He has been publishing his own works with the publisher “L'Oca del Cairo” of Parma since 2001( www.ocadelcairo.it).

 In 2012 he founded the "International Music Lessons".



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