After receiving the first backing tracks from his father, he began his musical studies at the State Music Conservatory “G.B. Martini “of Bologna, city where he was born in 1963. He studied the viola with Angelo Bartoletti, Augusto Vismara, in 1986 he graduated in Viola privately at the Music Conservatory “L. Cherubini” of Florence, and then follows master classes with the violists Dino Asciolla, Bruno Giuranna, Piero Farulli and Jurij Bashmet attending music institutes such as the” W. Stauffer ”in Cremona, the Fiesole Music School and the Chigiana Music Academy in Siena.
He devoted himself to the study of the chamber repertoire under the guidance of important musicians such as Enzo Porta, Pavel Vernikov, Kostantin Bogino, Maureen Jones, Alain Meunier, Berl Senovski and members of the Amadeus Quartet, and in 2006 he obtained the II level Academic Diploma with honors Chamber Music at the Fermo Music Conservatory.
Still as a violist he studied Baroque music with Giorgio Pacchioni and Jazz music with Franco D’Andrea. He studies harmony and counterpoint with Gaetano Giani Luporini and later learns some rudiments of conducting from Emilio Pomarico to the Civic School of Milan and studying with Donato Renzetti at the Pescarese Music Academy.
He plays in various chamber ensembles exploring a wide repertoire, especially in piano quartet as well as in piano duo, in trio with clarinet and piano or with flute and harp and occasionally in string quartet in which formation he was a founding member of “Archi Live Quartet ”performing in a vast repertoire for strings from classic to Pop, Jazz, Funky.
As a member of the Ensemble Koinè he had the opportunity to play some compositions by important composers including Luciano Berio, Ennio Morricone and Goffredo Petrassi, in the presence of the same.
In 2000 he collaborated with Carla Bley and Steve Swallow for the project “Carla Bley fancy chamber music” at the Verona Jazz Festival; accompanied Fabrizio Meloni as the viola of the string quartet Quartetto di Fermo, taught at the “Santa Cecilia” Music Conservatory in Rome and participated in a theatrical performance by Lella Costa dedicated to Carlos Gardel, with a tango ensemble and bandoneonist Daniele di Bonaventura.
In the following years, for the Rassegna di Nuova Musica (Macerata) he plays important composers and musicians on the contemporary scene such as Rohan de Saram, Stefano Scodanibbio, Butch Morris (Conduction n.194 Macerata 31.3.2011). As a soloist with the orchestra he performed music by P. Hindemith, G.Gershwin, A.Rolla and G.Ph. Telemann, W.A. Mozart (Sinfonia Concertante KV 364) as well as a first recording of “San Francesco”, Meditation for viola by Lino Liviabella.
He has collaborated with various orchestras including the RAI Orchestra, the “Arturo Toscanini” Orchestra of Emilia Romagna, often as the first viola; in 1987 he was eligible for the viola audition at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and later he was the winner (1st classified) of the competitions for orchestra at the Arena di Verona and the Haydn Orchestra di Bolzano e Trento, then becoming a permanent member of the latter from 1989 to 1994. From 1995 to 1997 he was the first viola of the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia with which he made important tours in Worldwide. He has played with important soloists such as M.Rostropovic, J.Carreras, I.Gruber, I.Ojstrach, V.Mullova, B.Giuranna, L.Kavakos, M.Perraya, JPRampal, J.Bell, U.Ughi, G .Kremer, N.Gutman. From 1997 to 2013, he held the first ever purple post of FORM (Foundazione Orchestra della Regione Marche) Filarmonica Marchigiana. He currently works with the Orchestra Sinfonica Rossini di Pesaro and is a member of the OCR Rimini Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Mozart-Italia Association, Rimini headquarters.
In 1994, after having obtained the qualification to teach thanks to the competition for exams and qualifications announced by the Ministry in 1990, he became a full professor of Chamber Music, a position he held at the State Conservatory of Music “G. Rossini ”of Pesaro.