HONOURS


1998 – 2006 Bachelor’s Degree 10/10 cum laude in piano Performance with Maestro Riccardo Bettini at the Conservatoire  “Luca Marenzio” in Brescia.



2003 – 2008 Master's Degree 110/110 cum laude in Set Design and Theatre Direction at L.A.B.A. University (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) in Brescia.


2008 – 2011  Master’s Degree 110/110 cum laude in classical Piano Performance with Maestro Gerardo Chimini at the Conservatoire  “Luca Marenzio” in Brescia.

 

2008 - 2014 Master's Degree with maximum scaled score in Composition with M° Luca Tessadrelli at the Conservatorie "Arrigo Boito" in Parma, Italy.

AWARDS

 

2017              Symphonic Sketch "Dance on the spring of life" won the composer's competition in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Arturo Toscanini's birth. It was performed in "Teatro Luciano Pavarotti" in Modena and in "Sala Giuseppe Verdi" in Parma's Conservatoire.

 

2014              String quarter “Danza Visionaria” was selected as one of ten best works at Seattle Composers Alliance Competition in Seattle, U.S.A.

 

2014               Second prize at International composers competition “Busan Maru International Music Festival in Busan, Korea.

 

2014               Third prize at International Composers Competition “Ilaria Rambaldi” a Chieti, Italy.

 

2014               First prize with the choir of children “Santa Maria di Nazareth in the silver section of the competition organized by ’USCI in Brescia”

 

 

2013 - 2014   The winner of the International competition of sacred music "David Maria Turoldo"  - the second edition.

 

2008               Performance of chamber music with the soprano Annalisa Stroppa in “Rassegna concertistica Città di Montichiari” -  the winners of the first prize.

 

2004               Collaboration as composer with the Theatral company ”Il carretto dello spirito” for the play “La ballata dei tre e dell’uno”  -  the first prize in “Punto Art” competition.

 

2001                The winner of the scholarship of the competition  “Isidoro Capitanio” .

 

STUDIES

 

2009 – 2014      Studies in music composition with Maestro Luca Tessadrelli at the Conservatoire “Arrigo Boito” in Parma.

2002 – 2014      Studies in music composition with Maestro Giancarlo Facchinetti at  “Scuola di musica Santa Cecilia” in Brescia.

1998 – 2014     Studies in violin performance with Maestro Elena Allegretti in Brescia.

1998 – 2015  Studies in drawing and painting with Maestro Elena Allegretti in Brescia.

2006 – 2007       Erasmus student at U.C.E - Birmingham Institute of Arts and Design.

2008                    Master with Maestro Aldo Ciccolini in Padova.

2009                    Summer Master Corse with Maestro Gerardo Chimini at Lake Garda

2010                    Summer Master Corse  with Maestro Gerardo Chimini at Lake Garda

2012                    Summer Master Corse with Maestro Giancarlo Facchinetti at “Teatro delle Ali” in Breno (Bs)





PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


2001 – 2004  Collaboration as pianist for the Naples Theatral Plays directed by Vittorio Palumbo. 

2004               Collaboration as composer with the Theatral company ”Il carretto dello spirito” for the play “La ballata dei tre e  dell’uno”,  directed by Federico Bertolotti.



2005               Collaboration as composer with a theatre company “Il carretto dello spirito” for the play “L’anticamera del paradiso”  written  and directed by Federico Bertolotti.


2006               Directed short movie “L'inferno e il Paradiso” with Federico Bertolotti and Matteo Lo Cicero.

 

2007               Directed short movie “Impotent” with Yeh Jen Lo.


2007               Participation at “Premio Venezia” competition organized for the best Italian music students of the year 2006 in  “La Fenice Theatre  in Venice.

2008               Collaboration as composer with a theatre company for the play “Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickensdirected by Filippo Abrami.


2008               Collaboration as composer for “The tempest” by William Shakespeare under the supervision of the theatre director Giorgio Rosa.

2010               Collaboration as composer with a theatre company “Linkastro” for the play “Il Calapranzi” by Harold Pinter directed by  Deborah Prati.

 

​2011               the Conservatoire "Arrigo Boito" in Parma  commissioned me three parts of the opera "The prince mushroom" for eight instruments and voice based on M° Aldo Bertone libretto


2011 - 2013   Direction of the Choir “Montorfano” of the town of Coccaglio.

 

2012               Interview during the radio program “L’angolo della musica classica” organized by Mrs. Oretta Pierotti Cei  on 14th July 2012 from 17:00 to 18:30​

 

2013-present Direction of the children choir “S. Maria di Nazareth” in Brescia, Italy.

 

2014                Teaches “History of Music in L.A.B.A. (Libera Academia di Belle Arti) in Brescia, Italy.

 

Since 2008 I am working on different musical projects, including the performances of my compositions, performances with a trio, solo piano concerts, piano and violin concerts and the concert with the orchestra.



THESIS

 

2008 “The Music as Protagonist on the Stage”

The thesis analyzes the importance of the music for Theatre and Movie.  For that occasion I composed the music for the theatre for Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest”.

 

2011 “Hammerklavier op. 106 by Ludwig Van Beethoven –analysis-“
This analysis explore how Beethoven uses few musical elements to create this important work with all means of counterpoint.

 

 

 

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