Born in Parma, Italy in 1977, my career has been characterized by an eclectic involvement in music performance, music composition, and engineering – all at the professional level. Each discipline has made a strong impact on the other, and created a unique perspective on science and artistry
I studied organ and organ composition with F. Tasini, and later with S. Innocenti at the Conservatory of Music “A. Boito” in Parma. In 1999, I won the third prize of the “G. Giarda” organ contest in Rome, reserved only for the most outstanding graduates the previous year. Then in 2001, I attended a perfectionment course about Bach’s organ music with K. Schnorr in Münich, Germany. And for the last 23 years, I have held the position of principal organist of Parma Cathedral.
As a conductor, I have conducted the mixed choir of Corale “Città di Parma” since 2004, a group that won many prizes, including important international choral competitions in Arezzo, Gorizia, and other cities. In 2007 I participated, as choral conductor and organ soloist in the realization of a Baroque-Renaissance Music Encyclopedia for the Japanese editor ICM.
As composer, I have been the recipient of many awards in Italian national composition competitions. Most recently, I won 1st prize at the IFCM Composition Competition 2019, the 1st prize 5th International Harpsichord Composition Competition “W.Landowska” in Ruvo di Puglia with a work for oboe and harpsichord that was premiered by Giovanna Fornari and Christoph Hartmann, oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. I was honored as one of the top three composers at the 2018 International Choral Composition Competition of Japan, and (top three winners) at the 43th International Choral Composition Competition “Guido d’Arezzo” (Arezzo, Italy).
Another great passion of mine is engineering. In 2007, I graduated cum laude in Electronic Engineering at the University of Parma and, in 2015, a PhD in Industrial Engineering. My graduate thesis involves writing software for the generation of virtual microphones from real microphone arrays. From 2008 to the present, I have been a research collaborator of the acoustic group of the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Parma.