Born in Vigevano (Pavia), 31th January 1967, he has the diploma in piano from 1989; he studied composition with B.Bettinelli and Azio Corghi at the Conservatorio “G.Verdi” in Milan where he took the diploma with full marks in 1993; in the summer of 1994 he studied also at the “Mozarteum” in Salzburg with Mauricio Kagel.
Distinguished himself in several national and international competitions for composers (“Toru Takemitsu Award” 2000 and 2003 in Tokyo, “C. Togni” 2002 in Brescia, “V. Bucchi” 1997 and 2000 in Rome, “E. Hürlimann” 1994 in Gèneve) in 1994 he won the “G.Petrassi” prize (with “Taibhsì” for harp, viola and flute), the first prize at the16th ediction of National Composer’s Competition “Castello di Belveglio” (with “Chiù” for alto and two sopranos) and in 2015 the prize “Romantico Bach” (with “Studio IV a 2” for violin and piano) organized by the orchestra La Verdi in Milan.
His compositions written with Paolo Ferrari won in 1999 the International Composition Prize ”Città di Pavia” (with “In-abstracto complexu: (l’) attività della musica”) and in 2005 the International Prize “Àlice Bel Colle” (“In-divenire ulteriore”).
During the year 2006 he won the “Brandenburger Symphony Prize” and he got the invitation to compose “Segel”, a new orchestral work for the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra. The composition received its premiere in the Concert Hall of the Brandenburg City Theatre in may 2009. A new version of Segel was performed at Biennale Musica 2011 in Venice by the Mitteleuropa Orchestra with Andrea Pestalozza as conductor.
In October 2011 the ORT (Orchestra Regionale della Toscana) performed “Die Tennung”, a new composition for orchestra written for the Festival Play IT in Florence. 2012 saw the premiere of “JMB” for electronics and live string quartet score, commissioned by the Festival Milano Musica and performed by RepertorioZero (Silver Lion at Biennale Musica 2011 in Venice).
2014 saw the recorded of “Erosive Raindrops” for electric guitar inside the CD La chambre des jeux sonores (“Setola di Maiale” label) by Alessandra Novaga and during 2015 the “Studio IV a 2” for violin and piano was recorded in CD by F. Luciani and M. Motterle. He had been composer in residence at Brandenburg Theatre in 2014 and 2015, his residence will finished with the premiere of “Tropfen” for orchestra in April 2018.
His musics are been played in some of the most important associations (“Società del Quartetto” in Milan, Regio Theatre in Parma, “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”, “Mozart Festival” in Salsomaggiore, Orchestra Milano Classica, Bachzaal in Amsterdam, Fondation P.Hindemith in Blonay (CH), “Real Academia de Bellas Artes” in Madrid, Festival “Pianissimo 2000” in Sofia, Festival Time of Music in Viitasaari (FIN), Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, Tokyo Opera City), broadcasted by National Radio in Italy, Spain, Holland, Bulgaria, Japan and Suisse Romande Radio, recorded in CD by Audio Production (Switzerland), and published by Ricordi (Milano), Rugginenti (Milano) and Bèrben (Ancona).
He was the reciting voice in “Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte” by A. Schoenberg at Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa with Prometeo String Quartet and A. Pestalozza at piano.
In the autumn of 2004 his book “Le giornate di un compositore” was printed by the publishing house “O barra O”. In this work the composer concentrates on the essence of musical speech and the existence from which the speech derives.
He teaches composition at Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi” in Como.
He has a degree in law.