CURRICULUM / BIOGRAPHY
He has based most of his piano and fortepiano activity on the results of his personal research. He gained his diploma at the Conservatorio di Musica di Foggia and his diploma with merit at the Accademia Chigiana of Siena in piano (1984) and in chamber music (1985). Having studied the main piano treatises, he has since concentrated his studies on rediscovering and re-evaluating 19th century Italian instrumental music. His repertoir includes Hummel, Clementi, Dussek, Moscheles, Cramer, Czerny, Kalkbrenner, Ries and Mueller as well as the most representative authors of the 19th century. Thanks to his researches he rediscovered and performed transcriptions of Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart’s sinfonies and concerts by Hummel, Moscheles, Ries, Czerny, Cramer and Clementi. He is curator and member, for Ut-Orpheus in Bologna-urtext, of the scientific committee for Muzio Clementi’s opera omnia, now available in the most important Libraries throughout the world. In 2002, in association with the Italian Society of Musicology (S.I.d.M.), he contributed to the organization of the conference “Muzio Clementi: compositore-(forte)pianista-editore” held in Perugia. He is regularly invited to hold conferences in Conservatories, Istitutes, musical associations and academies such as the Hungarian Academy during the International Conference “From Liszt to Ligeti “ in 2002 and the conference on Clementi organized by the Austrian and the German Historical Institutes in Rome. He performed in the most important Italian and European cities (France, Austria, Bulgaria) both as soloist and in chamber ensemble. During the Chamber Music Season of the Wiener Symphoniker in the year 2000, he performed as pianist in the Musikverein – Brahms Saal with the soloist wind parts of the Orchestra. In Perugia he often plays as soloist with the Perugia Symphonic Orchestra (Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Brahms). In 1991 he performed Mozart’s complete chamber music works with piano and in 1996, during the San Gimignano’s Festival, he played, for the first time ever on fortepiano, J.S.Bach’s Goldberg Variationen and the Fourteen Canons BWV 1089. At present he plays in two established groups, as pianist in the quartet Hausmusikensemble and as fortepianist in the ensemble “Concert sans Orchestre”. In the Hausmusikensemble, founded in 1999, he plays with Marco Serino (vl), Francesca Staderini (fl) and Marius Parascan (Vlc). The main project of this ensemble is to perform important synphony and concert transcriptions. In the ensemble “Concert sans Orchestre”, born in 2002, he plays with musicians such as Fiorella Andriani, Liana Mosca, Marco Serino, Francesco Pepicelli, Marco Panella, with whom performs philological executions of 18th and 19th century chamber repertoir, on original instruments. Other partners in his activity are Shalom Budeer, Andrea Coen, Patrick De Ritis, Angelo Persichilli, Ciro Scarponi. For the State Record Library he recorded Clementi, Martucci and other Italian composers and for RAI Schubert and Jelinek He teaches Chamber Music at the Perugia Music Conservatory “F.Morlacchi” where he also holds the two- year post-graduate course in Chamber Music. In 2003 he was invited by the National Music Academy “P.Vladigerov” in Sofia (Bulgaria) as guest professor and since last June he represents Perugia Conservatory in the European Association of Conservatories and Hochschule (AEC). He also teaches courses and master classes in Italy. Particularly keen on divulging music, he writes articles for specialized magazines such as Piano Time and Musicalia. In 1999/2000 he worked with RAI on the programme Mattino Tre as conductor, reviewer of concerts held in the main European musical institutions (Spoleto Festival, Bregenzer Festspiel, Wiener Musikfreunde Gesellschaft, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, festival di Taormina, ect..). Since 2001, as musicologist, he is part of the Board of Directors of the Associazione Culturale “Incontri di Roma”, with which organizes conferences and concerts.