He studied clarinet under Cesare Salati at the Arrigo Boito Conservatory of Music in Parma, graduating in 1997 with distinction.

 

In 2010 he completed a postgraduate course in clarinet under Corrado Giuffredi, graduating with distinction with a thesis on Ferneyhough's Time and Motion Study I, called "Time and Motion Study, ergonomia utopica" (Time and Motion Study, utopic ergonomy) and performed solo clarinet and bass clarinet pieces including Time and Motion Study I.

In the same year he won the third prize at the Valentino Bucchi International Clarinet Competition in Rome.

 

After graduating in 1997 he founded Trio Klee (violin, clarinet and piano), with which he performed the most significant works of the 20th century and received important recognition from critics and audience in national and international competitions. Afterwards, a flutist and a cellist joined the Trio, which became the Farben Ensemble. The new group performed contemporary music works as well as pieces from the 20th century repertoire and received important recognitions in national and international competitions and festivals in Damascus, Graz, Thessaloniki, Genoa and Antwerp.

 

He has been the clarinetist of FontanaMIXensemble (based in Bologna) since 2006. With the Ensemble he has played at important contemporary music festivals, and worked with composers from the Italian and international contemporary music scene, as well with the Ensemble AccrocheNote of Strasbourg.

With the Ensemble he performed in renowned venues, such as: Teatro Comunale di Bologna, La Biennale di Venezia (2009 and 2016), Teatro Politeama, Auditorium Zo in Catania, Hall des Chars and la Cité de la musique et de la danse in Strasbourg, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Sala Filarmonica of Rovereto and the Auditorium Teatro Manzoni (Bologna).

 

He performed at the 58th International Festival of Contemporary Music at La Biennale di Venezia for the premiere of the chamber opera Katër i Radës (Il naufragio) by Admir Shkurtaj (libretto of Alessandro Leogrande and theatrical direction of Salvatore Tramacere), conducted by Pasquale Corrado, collaborating with Cantieri Teatrali Koreja of Lecce.

The work was recorded in May 2015 for AnimaMundi and has been performed in numerous occasions such as the Book and Arts festival in Tirana, the Mess Festival in Sarajevo and the Ulysses theatre festival in Brioni, Croatia.

 

He performed with the Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi in "Il sogno di una cosa" (Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Milan), the Arsenale Ensemble at the international festival of composition Composit 2013, and for the screening of Don Quixote (Teatro Comunale Mario del Monaco, Treviso), with the Ensemble Risognanze at the Tiroler Festspiele in Erl and with the Nextime Ensemble at the Ravenna Festival 2013 (Tribute to Berio).

 

In 2015 he performed as soloist at the 5th European Clarinet Festival in Gent, Belgium, in the Miry Hall of the Royal Conservatory, playing Sine tempore insulae, a work for bass clarinet and live electronics by Nicola Evangelisti.

 

In 2016, together with pianist Stefano Malferrari, he started a duo performing works of the French repertoire during the festival Dialoghi tra Musica, Immagini e Parole.

 

He performed at contemporary music workshops such as: L'urlo della terra of Moa-Project (in Sardinia) and Composit in Rieti (2013 and 2014).

 

He has played the clarinet and bass clarinet with several orchestras, including: Orchestra Sinfonica of Sanremo, ORER "A. Toscanini" of Parma, Orchestra del Teatro Regio of Parma, Orchestra dell'Opera di Parma and Orchestra dell'Opera Italiana, performing in various operas, including Tosca, Falstaff and La forza del destino.

 

He played in the musical La Bella e la Bestia (The Beauty and the Beast) produced by Stage Entertainment at the Teatro Nazionale in Milan and Teatro Brancaccio in Rome from 2009 to 2011.

 

He has been researching and playing contemporary music for many years.

 

He specializes in bass clarinet and plays the Eb clarinet and the contrabass clarinet.