As a musician, I was born when I was five, when my parents gave me a toy piano for my birthday. It wasn’t long before I found my first loves: the keyboard music of Bach and Bartok. I graduated Conservatory in Classical Piano Performance and few years later I earned a degree in Literature and Performing Arts, with a thesis in Ethnomusicology, at Tor Vergata University in Rome. In 2010, I studied film scoring with Oscar winner Luis Bacalov at Siena’s Accademia Chigiana and in 2011, thanks to a scholarship, I moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. Maybe because I had been playing a Boston piano for years, it felt like fate. In 2013 I released my debut album Lunariaand I had the chance to start a workshop series called Improvisation for Classical Pianists, presented in partnership with Steinway & Sons and Berklee College of Music. In 2014, I became faculty member at Berklee, where I also founded The Equinox Music Festival and co-directed it with Stephany Tiernan. Recently, I've received the Berklee Faculty Fellowship Grant that allowed me to explore the music of Brazilian pianist and composer Francisca 'Chiquinha' Gonzaga.
As a classically-trained pianist, I want to share the idea that improvisation dates back centuries and belongs to our tradition. As a composer, I consider classical music a tremendous source of inspiration - one that is exciting and enriching outside the traditional context. These concepts led me to IMAGO, my solo album produced by Steinway & Sons label (NAXOS distribution). IMAGO was recorded on a Steinway Spirio and it was released in March 2016. I had the pleasure to perform in venues such as Newport Jazz Festival, Roma Jazz Festival, Steinway Hall, and to collaborate with noteworthy musicians including Simon Shaheen and Kinan Azmeh. I believe music is a mode of dialogue and an important instrument for social change, this is why I like to dream that one day the beauty of a chord change will save the world..