October 1999– July 2008
M.M. in Music Composition at the G.B. Martini Conservatory of Bologna (Italy)
October 1997 – July 2006
M.M. in Piano Performance at the G.B. Martini Conservatory fo Bologna (Italy).
September 2000 – September 2004
Bachelor in Theology. Thesis in History of Theology: “The Oratorium Chrisus by F. Liszt: a theology in music” at Theologic Faculty of Emilia Romagna (Bologna).
September 1991 – July 1996
Secondary School diploma: Scientific certificate.
Music professional experience
As accompanist on the piano and children’s choir teacher I take part to the realization of Berlioz’s “Te Deum” with the Orchestra Mozart, Orchestra Cherubini and Orchestra Giovanile Italiana conducted by Claudio Abbado in Bologna, in October 2008. I carried out the activity of pianist accompanying students of the conservatory initially in the instrumental report then in the vocal one.
Since the beginning of my collaboration with the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation, in 2015, I have deepened my skills as an accompanist both in the lyrical and in the modern. Until today I have been able to gain experience as an orchestral and choral arranger working in an environment where different worlds, lyrical and pop, instrumental and vocal, are closely connected. The activity of study and rehearsals “a leggio”, carried out day by day, is accompanied by that of artistic production and the promotion of young talents. I start my experience of playing piano reductions of opera scores during my studies in Conservatorium and I am still expanding my horizon of known works. I am a member of the Italian National Federation of Choral Associations (FENIARCO) and of the Society of Authors and Editors (SIAE).
I founded and directed for several years the choral association “Armonico Ensemble”.
I am co-founder of the label “Narrazioni d’Autore” that deals with promoting the study of the relationship between voice, both sung and spoken, and music with particular attention to live performances.
I composed music for the cello class of Francesco Dillon (Prometheus quartet) at the music school of Fiesole, Florence (IT) and for the flute class of Antonio Politano at the conservatory of Lausanne (CH). I composed original music for the festival Musica Aperta (Milan), EXITIME (DAMS Bologna), CIMES (University of Bologna), FestivalAperto (Teatro Valli, Reggio Emilia). I write soundtrack of some documentaries and PodCast for Italian Radio3.
I arrange melodic lines and songs, developing harmonies and structural form and doing adaptation for different ensemble of already edited music. I record and arrange music using Logic, Max, iZotope ecc. I write scores and parts for instrumentalists using Sibelius and PhotoScore.
For over 15 years I have been performing, in continuous and constant growth, as an improviser on the piano.
Recently this propensity to improvised creativity led me to meet the world of dance schools and I found a strong connaturality between my piano sensitivity and the needs of teachers.