(Teramo, 1971)


He started composing at the age of eleven, graduated in Piano and Composition, and pursued the Diploma di Perfezionamento in Composition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guidance of Azio Corghi. Later, as a Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother scholar, he went to study Composition with George Benjamin and Julian Anderson at the Royal College of Music in London, where he got his Diploma with Distinction and was awarded many prizes, including the Marjorie & Dorothy Whyte Memorial Award, as the most distinguished student of the year 1998-99.

His compositions include orchestral pieces (Gran Volta, for orchestra, La scuola degli incantesimi, a musical tale for narrator, three percussion players, jazz combo and orchestra, La canzone di Zoe, for soprano, speaker and orchestra), ballet music (Inno a Demetra, for wind instrument, amateurs-band and electronics), chamber music (Morphing, for string quartet, Canzoni e ballabili, for flute/piccolo, double bass and piano, Variazioni su una pop-song, for flute and harmonizer, Iterazioni seriose, for guitar solo) and music composed for the media.

His compositions have been performed in Italy, England, Luxembourg and Mexico by Bruno Canino, Pierluigi Camicia, Giuseppe Scotese, Andrea Bacchetti, Mario Caroli, Daniele Agiman, Vittorio Parisi, Smith Quartet, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra.

His music gathers different traditions, adding liveliness to the post-modern quotation technique with the resources and the rhythm of the popular music. On 24 November 2001 in Florence he gave his first monographic concert, organized by the Scuola Musicale di Fiesole.