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.
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.
· Attended a
course in organology and maintenance, with Ugo
Casiglia, at the "Renaissance Music Week" in Erice
· Studied with
Emilia Fadini at "Scuola Musicale di Milano" (fortepiano
Graduated in Harpsichord at the
Conservatory "Vincenzo Bellini" (Catania), where he
studied with Salvatore Carchiolo.
Studied harpsichord with
Bob van Asperen at the "Sweelinck Conservatory" in
Won the 2nd prize at the
international harpsichord competition "Dino Caravita" in
As a performer he attended masterclasses
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.
italiana accordatori riparatori pianoforti).
Phone: (+39) 095/7795330