Biography

Guitarist, composer, singer, performer and sound designer born in Buenos Aires of Italian origin. His musical interests range mainly from contemporary classical music and new technologies, to popular music from Argentina and Brazil, creating a dialogue between these cultural worlds.

He graduated in guitar with full marks and honors at the “Instituto Musical Odeon in Buenos Aires”. He then studied composition at the “Facultad de Bellas Artes de La Plata”, where he won the University’s Artistic Production Award. After moving to Italy, he graduated in guitar and composition / electronic music at the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory in Milan.

In Argentina he studied composition with the masters Sebastián Piana, Mariano Etkin, Gerardo Gandini, Oscar Edelstein and guitar with Eduardo Issac, Miguel Angel Girolett and Eduardo Egüez. At the “Civica Scuola di Milano” he studied guitar with Aldo Minella and obtained a diploma in composition, electronic music and computer science with the masters Alvise Vidolin, Matteo Pennese, Alessandro Solbiati, Giovanni Cospito and Adriano Guarnieri. He has also participated in numerous masterclasses and advanced courses with Franco Donatoni, Luis de Pablo, David Russell, Leda Valladares, Toninho Horta, Nuccio D’Angelo and others.

His music has been performed by important performers, used in video, television and cinema in more than forty countries around the world and he has played with some of the most important musicians on the international scene, such as Riccardo Chailly, Luis Bacalov , Vinko Globokar, Nicola Piovani, Vladimir Jurowski, Diego Flores, Yutaka Sado, Pete Huttlinger, Toninho Horta, Enrico Intra,  Daniele di Buonaventura, Fausto Beccalossi, David Blenkhorn, Pepino D’Agostino, Sandro Gorli, Jorge López Ruiz, among others.

He is guest of several recording and publishing projects with Decca, Stradivarius, Warner Chappell. The scores of his guitar works are published by the Canadian publishing house Les productions D’OZ and in Italy by Sinfonica Jazz. From 1996 to 2012 he was guitarist of the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan. Currently he is artistic director of the “Menaggio International Guitar Festival” didactic director of the “Donald Swann Music Academy” and teaches at the “Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana”.