Born in Catania in 1972, he began to study classical piano with Francesco Zappalà at the Conservatory “Vincenzo Bellini” (Catania) and graduated cum laude in 1996.

    At the same time he has been interested in Early Music, particularly in keyboard repertoire from the XVII and XVIII centuries, as well as in organological aspects regarding early keyboard instruments.


o   1992

·        Attended a course in organology and maintenance, with Ugo Casiglia, at the "Renaissance Music Week" in Erice (Italy).


o   1996/1997

·        Studied with Emilia Fadini at "Scuola Musicale di Milano" (fortepiano and clavichord).


o   1999

·        Graduated in Harpsichord at the Conservatory "Vincenzo Bellini" (Catania), where he studied with Salvatore Carchiolo.


o   1999/2000

·        Studied harpsichord with Bob van Asperen at the "Sweelinck Conservatory" in Amsterdam.


o   2001

·        Won the 2nd prize at the international harpsichord competition "Dino Caravita" in Fusignano (Italy).




    As a performer he attended masterclasses with:

Bob van Asperen (harpsichord); Emilia Fadini (clavichord and fortepiano); J. B. Christensen (basso continuo); Gordon Murray (harpsichord); Joachim Achucarro (piano); Paul Badura-Skoda (piano)

    He performed, among others, with Luigi Mangiocavallo (Concerts for three harpsichords and orchestra, by J. S. Bach) and Alain Lombard (concerts by A. Vivaldi).

    As a maintainer and tuner of early keyboard instruments, he worked for, among others:

I Solisti Veneti, l'Europa Galante, Andrea Coen, i Musici, i Solisti Aquilani, i Virtuosi di Mosca, i Wiener Barock, Gustav Leonhardt, Christophe Rousset, Fabio Bonizzoni, i Sonatori De La Gioiosa Marca.

    His instruments have been played by several great harpsichordist and ensemble, among others:

Bob van Asperen, Andreas Staier, Andrea Coen, Francesco Corti, Ensemble Responsorium, Ensemble Correspondances, Zefiro, Europa Galante and several others.

    During the last years he has been working in piano-tuning and maintenance, attending regularly meetings and conferences held by A.I.A.R.P. (associazione italiana accordatori riparatori pianoforti).




















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