He is a violinist born in Treviso, Italy. He studied with his father before going on to the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and the Geneva Conservatory.
He won prizes in the Premio Citta di Vittorio Veneto and the Paganini Comptition in the early 1970s and this led him to become a soloist and appear at several European venues including La Scala, Berlin Philhamonie, the Toral Albert Hall and the Tchaikovsky Hall. From 1978 to 1985 he toured with the I Virtuosi di Roma as concertmaster and at the same time gave the premiere of the violin concerto by Dutilleux.
He later concentrated on Baroque music and played on a period violin in his performances at various international musical festivals. He has worked with composers including Peter Maag, Giuseppe Sinopoli and Claudio Scimone of I Solisti Veneti fame, and has performed with orchestras such as the Academy of Ancient Music, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and the Venice Baroque Orchestra.
He currently plays baroque music on a violin from the 17th century that is in its original condition and for other genres of music he plays a violin made in 1733. He has made many recordings including the complete Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord, two albums of previously unrecorded Vivaldi and Locatelli violin concertos.
As a teacher he has been a Professor of Violin at the Venice Conservatory and the Lucerne Hochschule and currently holds the position of Professor of Music in the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena.
Here he is performing “Summer” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons…