was born in Sora (FR) in 1989, he began studying clarinet at the AMI (Music Academy of Isola del Liri), receiving a first instrumental training.
He continued his musical studies at the Conservatory “L.Refice” in Frosinone, first with M°Roberto Petrocchi, then with M°Antonello Timpani, with whom he majored in clarinet in 2013. In 2016 he obtained the Master in Solistic Music at the same institute, with the mark of 110/110 cum laude. He as attended in 2015/16 the Clarinet Course at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome (Italy), with M°Alessandro Carbonare.
During his studies at the Conservatory, he attended the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, majoring in Philosophy in 2012.
He has been an effective student in master classes led by professors and professionals of international standing, including Eric Perrier (professor of clarinet at the Conservatory of Lille), Algirdas Budrys (soloist and director of the Department of Woodwinds of the “Lithuanian Music Academy” ), Francisco Vicedo (professor of clarinet at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Granada) and Fabrizio Meloni (first clarinet soloist of the Theater and Philharmonic Orchestra of “La Scala” Theatre in Milan).
As an instrumentalist, he also took part in important master classes of direction for wind orchestra, taught by professors, also internationally known as Lorenzo Pusceddu, Claudio Gamberoni, Stefano Gatta, Peter Jansen, Jan Van der Roost, Jo Conjaerts, Delio Goncalves and Michele Mangani.
Finally, in collaboration with the Lir’Opera Festival (which will be discussed in more detail later), participated and still participates, as an instrumentalist and a number of master classes taught by singers of the highest caliber, including M° Donato Di Stefano and M° Patrizia Biccirè.
Concourses and prizes
He participated with different formations, numerous national and international wind orchestra competitions, held in several Italian cities (“The Golden Wand” in Fiuggi, “Sounds of Aspromonte” in Reggio Calabria, the “Premio Thomas Albani” Monterosi ” Gold Flugelhorn “in Riva del Garda,” World Music Contest “in Kerkrade, etc.)
He in 2015 won the first prize in the International Competition IMC Belgrade (Serbia) , in the branch for the category Clarinet Soloist .
Wind Orchestras and Symphony Orchestras activity
Since 2011 he collaborates as principal clarinet and soloist with the wind orchestra of Villa Santo Stefano, with the “L.Refice” Wind Symphony Orchestra, the “A. Vessella” Wind Orchestra the Wind Orchestra City of Ferentino (with which, in 2013, won first place overall at the WMC in Kerkrade with a score of 96.17 / 100, and with which collaborated with famous artists such as Antonella Ruggiero, Gabriele Mirabassi and Monaldo Braconi), with the Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory “L.Refice” of Frosinone, with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Association “Heart’s Voices” and the wind orchestra of San Vincenzo Valle Roveto, with whom he has performed numerous times by performing pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Luis Bacalov, version arranged for clarinet and symphonic band; with this formation he also collaborated on a CD, recording the clarinet part of some of the most famous marches composed for symphonic band.
In the past, was also part of other leading ensembles such as AMPAF (Music Association Autonomous Province Frosinone) and Sacrofano Wind Orchestra.
In 2014, he has proved to be suitable for Young Talents Orchestra EY , and, in the same year, joined the Youth International Symphony Orchestra “Fedele Fenaroli” and took part at the concerts held at the “Fedele Fenaroli” Theatre in Lanciano (CH). In August 2016 he played in the same orchestra as 1st Clarinet Soloist in the first absolute execution of “Dove si ritrova il mare”, composed by Germano Mazzocchetti.
In 2015 he passed the selections for the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra conducted by M° Jan Cober, and he took part in the concerts held in the month of November 2015 in the Netherlands and Luxembourg. In 2016 he passed the selections for the World Youth Wind Orchestra.
From 2016 he plays as 1st Clarinet with the Youth Orchestra OdAS conducted by Maestro Silvano Mangiapelo; with this orchestra, in June 2016, he participated as 1st Clarinet in a orchestral Masterclass held by the Masters Silvano Mangiapelo and Jorge Perez Gomez.
In addition to turning in wind orchestras and symphonic orchestras, addresses and performs the repertoire of his instrument, playing in various ensembles, from simple clarinet and piano duo up to more complex formations, which include not only instruments of the woodwind family as well as strings and brass. Important, in this regard, is the cooperation with the clarinet quartet “Evenos quartet”, with “The Soloists of the Symphonic Orchestra of Palestrina”, with whom he performed in various Italian theaters and with The clarinet ensemble of Conservatory of Frosinone, as Eb clarinet soloist.
Important and worthy of note is the collaboration with the Lir’Opera Festival line up of musicians and singers from all over the world, made under the artistic direction of M° Donato Di Stefano (opera singer of international fame). With this training has performed in numerous concerts both as a soloist (opera arias for clarinet and piano), and in accompaniment of songs performed by singers. Special mention, as part of the concerts took place with the Lir’Opera Festival, deserves the exhibition, held at the cloister of the Museo Civico in the Middle Liri Valley in Sora (FR), at the presence of the Mexican ambassador Miguel Ruiz-Cabanas Izquierdo.
It was, to date, clarinet teacher at the music school of the “Sound Horizons”, with offices in Isola del Liri (FR), San Vincenzo Valle Roveto (AQ) and Morino (AQ), and now is teaching at the municipal music school of Boville Ernica (FR) and the Music School of Vocal Arts Association in Isola del Liri (FR