clarinetist and clarinetist from Potenza,
grew up listening to his grandfather play operatic
pieces and 1930s songs every day on the clarinet. Inspired to take up the instrument
himself, he joined the village band in San Giustino
He attended the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory, which is located in Florence, and
furthered his music education by studying with Dario Goracci
and Carlo Failli.
graduation, he became a member of Orchestra Sinfonica
di Roma and the London Symphony Orchestra. Other groups with whom he has worked
include the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Camerata
Strumentale di Prato, the
Italian Youth Orchestra, the Kantanti Ensemble, the
London Conchord Ensemble, the Madrid Symphony
Orchestra, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, Orchestre Regionale della Toscana, the
Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, Teatro
dell-Opera di Roma, and Teatro
Real in Madrid.
June 2010, the LSO offered up “Scherzo capriccioso” by Antonin Dvorak, “Symphony No. 6” by Dmitri
Shostakovich, and “Violin Concerto” by Benjamin Britten, with
soloist Mark Elder, at the Barbican.
his debut solo performance in the U.K. with the Kantanti Ensemble on 15th January 2011, when
he interpreted the “Clarinet Concerto” of Wolfgang Amadeus
June 2012, he and violinist David Worswick gave
the world premiere of Aaron Holloway-Nahum’s “Interaction”
(based on The Interaction of Colour by Josef Albers) in a Soundhub
Showcase Concert at LSO St. Luke’s.
In the field
of music education, he has gone on to study conducting, given a master
class to the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, and served on the faculty of the
Royal Academy of Music.