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He began his studies with his father, learning to play both the piano and the violin from a very young age. At the age of six he made his public debut at the prestigious Konzerthaus in Vienna,attracting great enthusiasm for audiences and critics. He then continued the study of the piano with the master Rodolfo Caporali,with whom he graduated from theNational Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome in 1974. The same year he won the “City of Senigallia” and “Maria Canals” Piano Competition in Barcelona,in 1975 the National Competition of Treviso and in 1976 he won the First Prize at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition,an award that for 25 years was not awarded to an Italian pianist.
In his career he has given more than 2000 concerts. A guest of the major Italian and foreign concert institutions, he is regularly invited by the most important international festivals and has given numerous recitals in France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Spain and Luxembourg. He also toured Australia in 1989. In 1991 he recorded the waltzes of Johann Strauch in the virtuosic transcriptions of the most famous pianists of the past.
In September 1994 he inaugurated the chamber season of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and in 1995, the chamber season of S.Cecilia, performing on both occasions, the 12 Transcendental Studies of Liszt. In 1996 he was in Germany for a series of concerts with theNational Orchestra of the RAI,performing beethoven’s No.5 piano concerto. Beethoven Between 1997 and 1998 he performed in Vienna. Budapest, Zagreb, Belgrade, Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, in the dual capacity of soloist and conductor of Mozart’s K466 concert.
In 2000 he supported a series of concerts in The UK (London, Manchester, Glasgow). 2001 saw him engaged in the United States and Japan.
The active chamber of staff plays an important role, in collaboration with the Budapest Quartet.
He recorded the entire Corpus of Schubert’s Lieder in Liszt’s transcripts with Acoustic Editions. Recorded for Fonit Cetra, Pauline Editions,A.M.C., [Acustica] . In 2003 he recorded with BMG Ricordi Ariola some piano-orchestra concertos: Mozart, Piano Concerto and Orchestra No. 20 K 466; Beethoven, Concert No. 3 in C minor, op. 37; Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Concert No. 1 in Flat Minor.
He was a lecturer in principal piano and director at the Arrigo Boito Conservatory in Parma until 2016. He is constantly invited to preside over the juries of national and international competitions.