Born in Rome on 11 July 1995, he obtained his academic diplomas of the previous system (ie. master’s degrees) in violin and in organ and organ composition, attending the ‘S. Cecilia’ Conservatory of Music in Rome, and in viola and piano, studying privately, at the ‘L. Marenzio’ Conservatory in Brescia and the ‘G. Braga’ Higher Institute of Music Studies in Teramo1.
After graduating, he have been a teacher internship in violin (a.y. 2007/2008 and a.y. 2008/2009) and in organ and organ composition (a.y. 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015) at the Conservatory of Music ‘S. Cecilia’ in Rome.
He also attended the scientific lyceum at the ‘S. Dorotea’ Institute in Rome, then the Faculty of Law at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, obtaining a Single-cycle Master’s Degree with a thesis on administrative law entitled ‘Music Education: between autonomy and political direction‘, supervisor Prof. Marco D’Alberti.
He then enriched his legal education by attending a one-year course, following which he obtained a ‘diploma of advanced study in civil and commercial law and voluntary jurisdiction‘.
Since he graduated in violin with a grade of 10, cum laude and special mention, he received the ‘Premio di Via Vittoria‘ 2007 from the hands of Nicola Piovani2. He was then re-invited by the organisers of the ‘Premio di Via Vittoria’ 2013 and the Director of the S. Cecilia Conservatory to perform some pieces on organ and violin as a testimonial ‘already winner’.3.
For the same reason, he was invited to take part in a competition organised by the Rotary Club ‘District 2080’, reserved for the best graduates from Lazio and Sardinia, and he won it.
After performing Tchaikovsky’s concerto op. 35 entirely from memory at the age of 10 (click for full video) 4, he received a scholarship from the SIAE (Italian Society of Authors and Publishers), receiving an award from the hands of the then president, Avv. Giorgio Assumma5.
In the same year, he competed in a merit selection organised by the CIDIM (Italian National Music Committee), receiving the 2006 New Career Award, following which he was engaged as a violin soloist for Mendelssohn’s Concerto Opus 64 at the Teatro Regio in Turin, and for two chamber music concerts together with the pianist at the Tiranë, Akademia and Arteve – ‘Klasik International Music Season, 7th edition’ and at the Foreign Ministry Circle in Rome.
As a pianist, he received an award from AIARP (Italian Association of Piano Tuners and Repairers) from the hands of its President Luciano del Rio, at the end of a concert held in 2012, during the institution’s annual congress in Cavalese;
As organist, he received a ‘symbolic tribute’ (numismatic collection) from the former President of the Governorate of the Vatican City State, Card. Lajolo, at the end of the 2012 ‘Advent Concert’ (performed with a soloist programme entirely dedicated to Bach’s music, recorded live on Vatican Radio, held at the invitation of the then Secretary General, Msgr. Sciacca);
Among other recognitions, he received the Alma Pales-Comune di Roma Award ‘for having contributed with his work to making Rome’s name great in the world‘, the international ‘Maison des Artistes‘ award and the title of Honorary Member of the ‘G. G. Belli’ Academy (Institution of the Municipality of Rome and the Lazio Region).
He has been a guest on television broadcasts by RAI and private broadcasters. In these contexts he played as a soloist.
Among the RAI broadcasts, he took part in Ieri oggi e domani (Pippo Baudo), Uno Mattina (Luca Giurato), Fatti Vostri (Giancarlo Magalli), In Famiglia (Tiberio Timperi), Community (Benedetta Rinaldi), Sulla via di Damasco.
Among private broadcaster broadcasts, he took part in Tappeto Volante (Luciano Rispoli) and Maurizio Costanzo Show (Mediaset).
The music press has dedicated articles to him, in magazines such as Viva Verdi (of the SIAE) and Suonare News. The Presidency of the Council of Ministers ‘Dipartimento della Gioventù e del Servizio Civile Nazionale’ dedicated an article to him in its digital press space.
Chi, Oggi, Gente, Messaggero, la Repubblica and other popular magazines and newspapers wrote about him.
As a violinist, he played concerts as a soloist and as a chamber musician for public institutions and private entities, including the Camerata Musicale Barese, the Camerata Musicale Sulmonese, the Tourism Company Trento e Monte Bondone S.cons. a r.l., the Accademia Filarmonica di Messina – Ente Morale, the “S.C.S. Società di Concerti di Sorrento” Cultural Association, the Society of Theater and Music “Luigi Barbara”, the Friends of Music “Walter De Angelis” Onlus Association, the Municipality of Salò (BS) for the International Violin Festival “Estate Musicale del Garda”, the “Angelo Mariani” Musical Association of Ravenna, the Music Friends “Orazio Fiume” Musical Association of Monopoli, the Nuova Orchestra da Camera “Ferruccio Busoni” and many others. He has collaborated as soloist with the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra (O. Balan), the Rachmaninov Great Orchestra (N. Rogotnev), the Kiev Women Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, the Orchestra da Camera Pressenda, the Camerata Strumentale ‘A. Marcello’, the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino (D. Giorgi), the “Italian Ensemble” of the Massimo Bellini Theater of Catania and others. In 2010, Leone Magiera included him in his concert season at the Adventist Church in Bologna, to perform all 24 Capricci by Paganini.
As organist, he played the inaugural concerts of the organs of numerous churches, including the Church of the Istituto ‘Artigianelli’ in Brescia, the Basilica Sanctuary S. Rita da Cascia, the Church S. Giuseppe Artigiano in Foligno, the Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria del Colle in Lenola, the Basilica Sacro Cuore in Rome, the Basilica S. Maria Ausiliatrice in Rome, the Church S. Giuseppe in Santa Marinella. He has been included in the concert programmes of various organisations (often alternating as organ soloist and violin soloist) including the Festival “Soli Deo Gloria – Organs, Sounds and Voices of the City” of the Cappella Musicale San Francesco da Paola Association and the Municipality of Reggio nell’Emilia, the “XXI Concert Season” and the “XXII Concert Season” of the Musical Chapel of Modena Cathedral, “Il Suono dell’Organo” 25th edition of the Basilica Don Bosco/Salesian Cultural Centre, the Reate Festival, 10th edition of the Flavio Vespasiano Foundation, the “34th Franciscan Organistic October” of the “Fabio da Bologna” Music Association, the concerts of the Varrone Foundation – former Cassa di Risparmio di Rieti and the “Society for the Preservation of the Basilica of Aquileia” Foundation.
As a pianist, he played for well-known festivals, including ‘Piano City Milano 2019‘ and ‘Palazzina Liberty in Musica‘ in Milan, and for public and private organisations, including the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ Museum of Classical Art – Gipsoteca and Polo Museale, the Municipality of Spoleto, the ‘Omaggio all’Umbria’ Project, the Macerata Order of Architects and the Municipality of Treia and the Fondazione Varrone ex Cassa di Risparmio di Rieti.
He is the conductor and founder of the ‘Novi Toni Comites’ Orchestra, frequently invited for concerts in central and northern italian cities, including Rome, Bordighera, Cascia, Maccagno con Pino and Veddasca, Modena, Norcia, Gubbio, Perugia, Punta Ala, Sovana, Spoleto, Spello, Rieti, Varese and already invited on Tv2000 television programmes and regional news programmes.
He is honorary organist at the Basilica of Sacred Heart of Jesus al Castro Pretorio, the Basilica St. Mary Help of Christians. the Church St. Dorothy in Rome and the Church St. Joseph in Santa Marinella. He was titular organist of the historic 18th century organ ‘J. C. Werle’ of the Basilica St. Eustace in Campo Marzio in Rome in 2016.
In 2015 and 2016 he was the artistic director of the 19th and 20th concert seasons of the International Harp Festival ‘Harpae’, for the Municipality of Isolabona (IM). In 2018, he conceived and directed the ‘Festival Estate Cultura Senza Limiti‘ (Summer Culture Festival Without Limits) for the Municipality of Rome X, organising 16 events including academic lectures and in-depth studies on the archaeology of Ostia Antica, photographic and painting exhibitions, classical and popular music events, and book presentations (meetings with the author), at the Cloister of the Palazzo Governatorato (Municipality of Rome X). In the same year, he directed and coordinated the propaedeutic and didactic project ‘Municipal School Orchestra‘ for the Municipality XIII Rome Aurelio, for the constitution of an orchestra of middle school music students (final concert and selections at the Ghione Theatre in Rome). In 2020, he was artistic director of the musical season called ‘Vascello in Musica Classica senza Limiti’ at the Vascello Theatre in Rome.
- For organ and organ composition he studied with Jiri Lecian and Domenico Morgante (for early music); for piano, with Velia De Vita; for violin with Antonioni and Del Vecchio. Master’s degrees (diplomas from the previous system) obtained on the following dates: violin (10/07/07), viola (22/02/12), piano (01/03/12), organ and organ composition (22/06/12). ↩︎
- For RAI2 news broadcast dated October 11, 2007, see link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doflokHp1sM ↩︎
- See link: https://www.viavittoria.it/premio2013/premio_via_vittoria_2013_gallery.html ↩︎
- Concert organized by the S. Cecilia Conservatory, following a specific audition in front of a commission chaired by the director Lionello Cammarota. Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Ernesto Gordini. December 15, 2005; for the full video, see link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwBeMiKRA2U ↩︎
- For RAI2 news broadcast dated February 28, 2006, see link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnflUhd7fIo ↩︎