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He studied at the Padua and Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso) music conservatories, and got his diploma with the highest marks in PIANO (1985), ORGAN (1990) and HARPISCHORD (1997) under the direction of M. Caprara, R. Buja and L. Levi Minzi. He later specialized in the piano and organ repertoire under V. Pavarana and F. Finotti and J. Guillou respectively. He has been a prize winner at several national and international contests.

He has given several concerts both as a soloist and in duo with F. Maniero, a trumpet player, playing with chamber ensembles, both instrumental and vocal, and with important Italian orchestras: “Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto”, “Milano Classica”, the “Chamber Orchestra of Friuli V.G.” and the “Virtuosi dell’Ensemble di Venezia”, Simon Bolivàr di Caracas. Since 1999 he has been cooperating regularly as a soloist and a concert performer with “I Solisti Veneti” of Claudio Scimone and with “La Fenice Theatre Orchestra” . He has played with famous directors and soloists, such as R.Muti, M. Viotti, C. Scimone and others. In December 2003 he was invited with La Fenice Orchestra to the re-opening of La Fenice Theatre, and played at the inauguration concerts directed by R. Muti and M. Viotti. He has recorded for Tring, Velut Luna, Artis Records, Warner Fonit, Azzurra Music, La Bottega Discantica; among the latest productions the recordings with “I Solisti Veneti”, directed by C. Scimone, of A. Vivaldi’s Oratorio “Juditha Triumphans” and of “The Four Seasons” further to a radio recording for Radio Vaticana. He has taken part in several performances held in important Italian cities such as Venice (St. Mark Cathedral, “La Fenice” Theatre, “Scuola Grande S.G. Evangelista”, Basilica dei “Frari”, the church of “La Pietà”), Padua (Basilica of S. Antonio, Auditorium “C. Pollini”), Milan, Rome (Vatican), Spoleto, Florence, Bolzano, Novara, Trieste, Palermo. He has been invited to various international Festivals in France, England, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Croatia, Turkey, Sweden, Belgium,Bulgary, Hungary, Finland, Russia Spain. Having been influenced by Wolfango Dalla Vecchia’s teaching and art, on the 7th December 1999, five years after his death, he performed his Opera Omnia for solo organ at the “C. Pollini” Auditorium, Padua. In April 2003 he made his debut as a soloist on the pedal-piano “Doppio Borgato (www.borgato.it), playing some pieces by J. Brahms”.  He has been on 2010 the first italian organist invited directly by A. Abreu, in Venezuela for a tournee with “Simon Bolivar Ochestra” and for playing the new organ “Klais” in Caracas. He teaches at the “B. Marcello” Conservatory of Venice (www.conseve.net).