Bio – Curriculum Vitae

I was born in Rome in 1980. I started serious studies of music in 2001. I studied at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where I earned a master’s degree in composition under the supervision of M° Luciano Pelosi, electroacoustic music with M° Giorgio Nottoli and music for woodwind ensembles with M° Gianfilippo Pocorobba. I also earned master’s degrees in piano performance and conducting. Subsequently, in 2013, I spent three years specializing in composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, with Prof.s Erik Oña and Johannes Caspar Walter. I recently concluded my doctoral studies at Duke University, where I studied with Professors Scott Lindroth and Stephen Jaffe (advisor). As dissertation, I wrote a dramatic cantata based on The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe. My compositions received prizes at the Premio Musica Nova and the composition competition Musica nel Silenzio. My music has been played and recorded by several prominent chamber groups (Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Deviant Septet, JACK Quartet, amongst others). The Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI recorded my orchestral piece Flowing under the baton of Yoichi Sugiyama, and the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra recently read my piece Cristalli di Tempo. I am also active as an electronic musician; the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and the Zeiträume Festival Basel have hosted his installations. When time allows, I like watching movies, cooking and enjoying nature. Presently, I teach at Duke Kunshan University, in China.

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Curriculum Vitae