Bio – Curriculum Vitae

I was born in Rome in 1980 into a family of musicians. I started serious studies of music after one year of studying philosophy at the university. Philosophy continues to be one of the great passions of my life, even though I did not pursue it as a career. I studied composition (MA), as well as electroacoustic music (MA), at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory under the supervision of Maestro Luciano Pelosi. I also earned Masters 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, before joining the Ph.D. program at Duke in 2016, where I was first advised by Prof. Scott Lindroth. Presently I’m honing my compositional abilities under the guidance of Prof. Stephen Jaffe. My music has been played and recorded by several prominent chamber groups (Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Deviant Septet, JACK Quartet). I received a third prize at the Concorso Musica Nova with my piece for violin solo Sonata per Violino and a special mention at the concorso Musica nel Silenzio with the composition for piano Ancora un Puro Giorno, edited by Edizioni Curci Music Publishing. 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. When time allows, I like watching movies, cooking and enjoying nature. 

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Curriculum Vitae