Music has been my compass since an early age. I started my first piano lessons aged 6, influenced by my father’s activities as a musician. I was constantly stimulated by music, which was part of my family’s daily life. I developed an increasing passion for piano playing, and the turning point of my career has been encountering my teacher, Filomena Montopoli. We are the people we meet, and she continues to be my guide, my support and my point of reference.
While studying with Professor Montopoli, my musical journey expanded and brought me to meet other illustrious maestros and to win numerous prizes in international and national competitions. I will not list these here, as it is not the main aim of my biography; I would rather highlight the fact that my achievements would not have been as significant without the even greater influence that failures have had on my artistic development.
In 2017, I pursued my bachelor’s degree in the city where I live, Pescara, with the highest marks and honours. I also studied with Maestro Andrea Lucchesini at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole for two challenging and highly educational years. In 2018, I won a scholarship to participate in the Second International Winter Piano Academy Feuerwerk in Germany, where I toured the country with many recitals. Performances with orchestra included Chopin’s First Piano Concerto in 2017, and in 2018, with the Dacorum Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto under the guidance of my dear friend Claudio di Meo.
I then attended the Royal College of Music and became, in 2021, Master of Music in Performance under the guidance of Dina Parakhina. Today, I am delighted to be working on a PhD in Music at the University of Surrey. My research is related to music written in Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War, reflecting a long-held interest in the tragic history of the Holocaust and the desire to combine my deep feelings for this subject with my activity as a musician.