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City: Naples    Instruments: Concert Pianist and Teacher    Languages: Italian, English    


Born in Naples, into a family of non-musicians, he started playing as an improviser the piano at the age of three and make his début as a child prodigy, at the age of seven, at the Maurizio Costanzo Show, one of the most popular Italian TV programs.
He took his Master Degree with the highest distinction from the Conservatorio di Musica "G. Verdi" in Milan and he developed his music skills at music courses where he worked with such artists as Boris Petrushansky, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Marcello Abbado, Sergio Perticaroli, Enrico Pace, Aldo Ciccolini, Leonid Margarius, Leonel Morales and Vsevolod Dvorkin. He attended the Senior Course under the guide of Prof. Piero Rattalino, at the International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro" of Imola.
He is laureate of numerous national and international piano competitions, among others: Rotary Competition for  young musical talents, National Piano Competition "Lia Tortora” of Latina, International Piano Competition "Roma 2006", International Piano Competition "Vietri sul Mare", International Competition "Città di Caserta - Belvedere di San Leucio", European Contest for Young Musicians "Luigi Denza", European Grand Prize "Mendelssohn Cup".
He carries on an intense concert activity which makes him play in important Italian venues and festivals, among others: Archaelogical Museum, Chopin Hall and Napolitano Hall in Naples, Teatro Parioli in Rome, Dino Ciani Festival , Teatro Verdi in Salerno, Palazzo Doria Panphili in Valmontone, Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice, Circolo "A.Volta”, Palazzo Cusani and Sala Puccini in Milan and Stresa Festival.
He has been invited to play for the Associazione Dino Ciani, Associazione Napolinova, Associazione Rotary International, Ravello Concert Society, “William Walton” Foundation - Ischia, A.Gi.Mus, Società dei concerti di Milano.
In 2009 he played at the concert in honour of the birthday of Elizabeth II, organized by the Dino Ciani Association, at the NATO base in Solbiate Olona.
In 2010 he has been invited to play for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Prefect of Benevento.
In the same year, during the 21st International “Dino Ciani” Stresa Festival, he got the plates "Dino Ciani in the World 2010", "Plate of Talents 2010 with the Venetians in the World" e "Plate of the Crown 2010".
His young pupils are prizewinners in international piano competitions. He is member of the jury of many competions. 
He's Artistic Director of Mozart Association in Benevento. He's piano professor at Cercola Institute for Music and Theatre “A. Custra”. He forms a piano duo with Elena Piccione.