My musical biography

He attended High School and graduated in Letters and Philosophy, specializing in Classical Archaeology at “La Sorbonne” University in Paris.

In 1978 he graduated in Transverse Flute at the S. Pietro a Majella Music Conservatory in Naples, under the guidance of Maestro Pasquale Esposito.

During the following years, he attended various post-graduate courses with Maestros such as Conrad Klemm, Jacopo Naples and Sir James Galway.

The same year of his graduation, he attended an audition with Maestro Franco Caracciolo, Director of the Scarlatti Orchestra of the RAI in Naples, where he was appointed to the Second Flute position (with the duty to play Piccolo); he has also played under the direction of illustrious Maestros amongst whom, to name but a few, Karl Martin, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Francesco Caracciolo, Mario Gusella, Donato Renzetti and Farad Mechkat.

From the 23rd of November to the 2nd of December 1979, he participated in the Symphonic Season of the S. Carlo’s Theatre, playing in the orchestra under the direction of Arthur Fagen and Riccardo Muti and, as a soloist, with the pianist Aldo Ciccolini, in ‘’INTEGRALES" by E. Varese, under the direction of Rudolf Alberth. In 1980 he co-founded the baroque quartet “Lyrischensemble”, the only Italian ensemble which made its public debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam at the XXIV International Festival of Baroque Music in Enschede (The Netherlands).

He received numerous and authoritative approvals during the various tours with the Scarlatti Orchestra, performed both in Italy and abroad, until 1989, the year when he left the Orchestra (dissolved by RAI’s political will) to pursue his career as an Archaeologist, a profession which he carried out until 2011, with the last prestigious position of Restoration Workshop Manager for the Riace Bronzes.

He currently holds the post of Professor of pre-academic Flute c / o the Academy Pentakaris, in agreement with the Music Conservatory of Vibo Valentia