In my hometown in Calabria, there was only one piano teacher. And if one day I pushed open the door of his house, it was because my mother had been his pupil. She had learned the basics, some great classics. And that’s all. Nothing prepared me for a career as a pianist. But this fire, this passion for music was already there. After an adolescence strewn with doubts, I finally discovered my vocation thanks to an Argentinian professor, José Lepore.
I was 17 and that was the real start of my journey with the piano as a traveling companion. But to expand my horizons, I felt the need to meet new people, to experience higher musical spheres… To leave! Finally, I put my bags down in 1998 near Geneva, where I studied with the Argentinian pianist Edith Murano, and later with Christian Favre at the Lausanne Conservatory, which I believe revealed my true personality.
Then things accelerated. I perfected my skills for a while with William Grant Naboré, thanks to whom I was able to rub shoulders with great teachers such as Menahem Pressler, Fou Ts’Ong and Andreas Staier. Thanks to the Lyrinx label, I made four recordings which each represent a crucial moment in my musical life.
Later, I started a new collaboration with two labels based in Italy, OnClassical/Aevea and Odradek Records, in projects focussing on C.P.E. Bach. With wonderful collaborators, this new adventure was greeted with critical acclaim, of which I am proud. A musician is constantly searching and looking for himself, and lack of curiosity and introspection is a barrier. All the doubts in our artistic lives are proof of the importance we give to what we do.
I keep believing that even when a “path is not drawn”, we can “draw its outline”.