Music is not a passion,It is a necessity.About me

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Education

Music pedagogy studies from 1998 to 2000 at the Berlin University of Fine Arts with Jutta Schlegel (voice), Marek Bobéth (piano), Martin Ripper (flute), Jolyon Brettingham-Smith and Bodo Bischoff (music theory), Harald Schwarz (choir direction).

Jazz improvisation, ear training at Siena Jazz School from 2000 with Roberto Nannetti and Mariano di Nunzio.

Master classes and workshops with Marco Tamburini, Cheryl Porter, Carl Verheyen, Greg Koch, Robben Ford and other.

 

Performance

Since 1998 live music activity in clubs and venues, theatres, festivals and events. Just to name some of them: “Villa Celimontana Festival” (Rome), “Alexanderplatz” (Summer edition, Monte Argentario), “Cantiere Musica” (Anguillara), “Note di Montecucco” (Campagnatico), “Festival del Giornalismo” (Orbetello), “Disma Music Show” (Rimini), “Capalbio Libri” with Tony Renis, “Low Key Festival” (Porto Ercole), “Terre di Maremma” (Grosseto), “Jazz a Nota Libera” (Massimo Nunzi’s radio show) together with Lino Patruno, Teatro Eliseo (Rome), Teatro Anfitrione (Rome), Teatro degli Unanimi (Arcidosso) and many others.

 

Media appearances

Radio 2 (Belgium) “The Rat Pack” with Vanessa Vanhoven (“Jazz Sessions” was selected as “Album of the Week”), Jazz de Ville Radio (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Smooth Fm (Lisbon, Portugal) (“Jazz Sessions” has been selected as “album of the week”), A Hora H Radio (Figueira da Foz, Portugal), Radio Oboz / Обозреватель (Ucraine), “Cocktail Chant” RCB Radio Per Passione (Italy), Teleradio Stereo 2 “Jazz a Nota Libera” with Massimo Nunzi (Rome, Italy), Estação Onde Dançar BSB (Brazil), Lounge Fm Acoustic (Kiev, Ucraine) Vanilla Radio (Krestena, Greece), Jazzland / Radyoland (Istanbul, Turkey), Radio Mandarina (Valencia, Spain), Amazing Vocals (from Amazing Radios, New York, USA) and others…

Different albums and numerous playlists on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Beatport, Amazon and other online platforms.

 

Collaborations

Frank Gambale (guitarist “Chick Corea”), Dario Rosciglione (doublebass), Domenico Sanna (pianist), Papik / Nerio Poggi (“Mario Biondi”), Raffaele Pallozzi (pianist “Simona Molinari”), St. Project, Raffaele Toninelli & Emanuele Pellegrini (doublebass & drums from “Musica da Ripostiglio“), Nadine Beiler (Austrian singer, winner of “Starmania”), Andrea Nunzi (drums), Marco Guidolotti (saxophonist “Ennio Morricone”, “Il Volo”, “Orchestra Rai”), Francesco Poeti (guitar), Ferruccio Spinetti (doublebass “Musica Nuda”, “Avion Travel”), Emilio Soana, Andy Gravish (trumpet player “Tony Benett”, “Sarah Vaughan”, “Frank Sinatra”), Harvey Kaiser, Piero Bronzi, Mirco Mariottini (clarinettist), Piero Borri (drums), Giampiero Grani (pianist “Il Volo”), Angelo Olivieri (trumpet), Marco Caudai (piano), DJ Sascha Satoshi, Stefano Bagnoli, Michele Santinelli, Emanuele Cannatella, Matteo Marchi, Matteo d’Ignazi, Rino Bruciaferri, Angelo Ferrua, Romano Pratesi, Olivier Renne, Lello Pareti, Matt Smith, Rossano Gasperini, Giacomo Rossi, Alessio Buccella, Katie Mullins, Michele Makarovic and many others.

 

Releases

“Jazz Sessions” with Domenico Sanna, Marco Guidolotti, Dario Rosciglione, Simone Salvatore, Andrea Nunzi (2018) by EQ Music Singapore and in 2019 new release by Irma Records, “Cherry Tree Lane” by Irma Records (2013) – a solo album with original songs, “Jazz Moments” by EQ Music Singapore – an album of jazz standards, “Acoustic Bossa Nova” by EQ Music Singapore and Hitman Jazz (Thailand), an album with guitarist Simone Salvatore, and “Acoustic Bossa Nova 2” by EQ Music Singapore, an album with Simone Salvatore, Raffaele Toninelli and Emanuele Pellegrini (2016).

Many compilations with EQ Music, Irma Records, Saifam Group and others.

Soundtracks for the iPhone game “1112” (Episode 02 and 03) with Dimitri Pachkov.

Single lounge and dance music tracks with Papik (“L’Aventure” cover from the album “Little Songs for Big Elevators”), St. Project, DJ Sascha Satoshi, DJ Mauama and others.

 

Associations

SIAE member as a composer and author since 2008.

NUOVO IMAIE member as interpreter / singer since 2020.

Music for me is...

… the sensation of feeling alive. Of stopping time by letting music be the protagonist of the moment. Of giving words to the unpronounceable. The joy to feel its unifying and enhancing power. Of being one. Its endless beauty. Pure emotion. Art. Sometimes.

Music is my aim and ambition, my continuous research and gaze towards the future. No day passes without an idea to realize, a new phrase to create, some unexperienced music to live. Some notes left to write or to sing.