I was Born in Italy in 1969 in a family where music was considered something important and necessary. Growing up, I was lucky to study with excellent professors, chamber musicians and renowned international soloists, such as Franco Gulli, Salvatore Accardo and Mario Benvenuti. They taught me not only to take the study of the violin very seriously but also how important it is to play together “with” others and how crucial “listening” is for the development. Even nowadays, after many years, I hold this lesson dearly and try to pass it on to my students.
Because of my natural curiosity, I have gone through multiple professional cycles and have worked in very different musical realities.
I started off at a very young age – at 20 years old, by winning several positions for concermaster and principal second violin in multiple orchestras; eventually joining Teatro La Fenice Orchestra in Venice, where I served until 2005 as assistant and concermaster. Throughout these years, a selection of symphonic and chamber orchestras – from the great symphonic ones such as the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome to renowned chamber realities such as Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, invited me to join them as concertmaster and principal second violin. In 2006 I was invited as principal second violins in the Mozart Orchestra, the last project founded and directed by the greatest Claudio Abbado: a center of excellence made of an international group of musicians, with whom I still play ever since.
I left La fenice Orchestra in Venice 15 years ago to join the Italian conservatories as a violin teacher. I taught for many years in Bolzano, while since 2019 I’m a professor at Udine Conservatorio J.Tomadini. In addition to that, I teach at the Barcelona’s “Conservatori Superior del Liceu” and I’m invited on a regular basis to the Gustav Mahler jugend Orchester Academy, the Joven Orquesta Nacional de Catalunya and as a visiting professor at the Colombian universities of Bogotá, Medellin and Cartagena where I host masterclasses.
Alongside my orchestral and teaching activities, I have played in several international chamber music festivals together with world-class pianists such as Frank Braley, Jeffrey Swann, Itamar Golan, Claudio MartínezMenher, with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra Soloists , the Mozart Orchestra Soloists and many more.
At young age, under Maestro Mario Benvenuti, I started having fun playing the viola as well; I still do it today. I enjoy switching from violin to viola in different chamber ensembles such as in the Musicaperta ensemble in Barcelona and, among others, in duo with the Bulgarian pianist Vesko Stambolov.
In the early 90s I collected several prizes in various solo violin competitions and, among those, I was awarded the 2nd prize in the prestigious “Cittá di Vittorio Veneto” competition in 1993.
Toward the end of the 90s I gradually become more and more interested in early music and baroque performance practice: in 2002 I received a prize at the international violin competition “J.S. Bach” in Leipzig. Since then, I have joined several baroque orchestras including the Venice Baroque Orquesta of Andrea Marcon on international tours, with recordings and solo concerts. Currently, I play regularly in the “Cristofori Ensemble”, an international group playing original instruments at international festivals and on a number of recording projects.
I’ve recorded for the Italian music magazine “Amadeus” the piano quintets by O.Respighi and G.Martucci leading the “Five Lines” piano quintet (2011). A new recording of J.S. Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin is currently in the making and be released soon. I recently graduated from a Masters degree at the “Universidad de Barcelona” in “Music as interdisciplinary art”, presenting an innovative audio-visual project on Bach’s “Chaconne”. I am lucky to play on two excellent violins, an Ansaldo Poggi (1958) and a David Tecchler (1727), two intense and very different voices that constantly inspire me and guide me through fascinating tone researches.
Orchestra Mozart Principal second violin (2006 -….)
Cristofori Ensemble (2016-…) Original Instruments principal second violin
Venice Baroque Orchestra (2005-2008) Original InstrumentsTutti and soloist
Teatro “La Fenice”, Venice (1991-2005) Concertmaster, Assistant concertmaster
Luzern Festival Orchestra (2009) tutti violin
Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma (1997) Principal second violin
Orquesta Sifónica de Navarra (2010) concertmaster
Orquesta sinfónica del Valles (2015)Concertmaster
Orchestra d’Archi Italiana (1998- 2005)Concertmaster
Orchestra da camera di Padova e del Veneto (2002-2005)spalla e solista Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta (1989-90)Principal second violin
Orchestra Filarmonica di Udine (1998-2002)Concertmaster