He is a
bassoonist born in France who began his musical studies by
learning the piano from the time he was around 5 years old
When he was 14
he expended his interests by studying the bassoon and went to Rome to become a student at the Conservatory
Santa Cecilia. He later studied at the Mozarteum
in Salzburg, Austria.
While in Italy he was also the first bassoon with the
Orchestra Sinfonica Abbruzzesse
based in L’Aquila and in 1984 he was the first prize winner
for bassoon at Radio A. Scarlatti in Naples which led to him working there as a
soloist as well as with the Orchestra of the Opera in Rome over the nest two years.
He later went to Switzerland in 1990 to compete in Martigny’s
chamber music festival, which he won.
This saw Swiss Radio broadcasting several of his concert
His next move was to Austria where he was given the position of 1st
Bassoon with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. During his time with them he has
performed numerous international tours as well as performing the 1996
premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra
under the composer’s conductorship. He also went to Moscow by invitation to perform Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart’s “Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra”.
He went back to Italy and performed as the 1st bassoon in several
concerts given by the Orchestra Saint Cecilia in Rome.
In 2009 he was a
guest musician with the Orquestre Sinfonica do Estado de Sao
Paulo in Brazil.
He is the founder and
conductor of the Winds-Ensemble d’Annunzio
and the chief conductor of the Camerata Italiana in Vienna.
He has also worked as
a conductor and throughout this side of his career he has worked with many
European orchestra with some of them including the Chamber Orchestra of Concertverein Vienna, Chamber Orchestra of Fielsole, Chamber Orchestra of Vienna Symphony
Orchestra, Ljubljana Philharmonic Orchestra, Matav
Orchestra – Budapest, Orchestra of Bari,
Orchestra of Bratisalava Radio and the Orchestra
No stranger to the
recording studio he has worked on Concertos
pour Basson with Michael Diyttrich
and the Bratislava Chamber Soloists, , Raffaelle Bellafronte: Concerti, Danzi: Quintets No, 1 and 2 by Quintetto
Christoforo Colombo by Orchestra Gionavile di Savona and Live
from the Casino Baumgarten by Wien Concertino.
He has also recorded works by Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms
with the Ensemble d’Annunzio. He has also recorded an instruction
CD for bassoon in Vienna.
He moved into the
area of musical education and became a teacher at various Italian music
conservatories, with the most recent being the Conservatory L. d’Annunzio in Pecara. He has also given many international