Bass player, Composer, Arranger.
I am a musician and music teacher from Italy, graduated with MA degree in Jazz at the Conservatoire G. Tartini in Trieste.
I have a background in classical piano and in 2001 I started to study the bass guitar. In 2008 I enrolled in the three years Higher Education in Jazz (El. Bass) at the Conservatory G. Tartini in Trieste where I graduated in March 2012.
After graduation I continued my studies with MA Degree in Jazz (El. Bass) at the same academy where I graduated in September 2015. In these years I was able to study under the guidance of relevant musicians and teachers like Giovanni Maier, Marc Abrams, Klaus Gesing, Glauco Venier, Matteo Alfonso and masters arrangement and composers Stefano Bellon and Alberto Mandarini.
Winner of two scholarships I had the chance to move first to Tallinn (Estonia) where I could further study at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and later in Leuven (Belgium) where I taught, collaborated and performed in the jazz department at the LUCA School of Arts – Campus Lemmens Leuven for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Relevant is my dedication to the composition and the arrangement also developed thanks to the “Tartini Big Band” directed by Klaus Gesing, which I joined in 2012 as a bass player but also as a composer and arranger of several tunes.
Over the years I collected numerous performances with various ensembles in Italy but also in the international arena, among which the Pat Metheny Ensemble Group directed by Peter Hertmans.
I performed in different places among which Italy, France, Estonia and Belgium, collaborating with renowned Italian musicians, and playing in Jazz festivals such as Leuven Jazz (Belgio), EESTI Jazz (Estonia), Trieste Love Jazz, FVG International Music Meeting 2014, Meeting 2014 Pop and Jazz Platform (AEC), Il Carso in Corso 2014/2018, Nei Suoni dei Luoghi – International music festival, UMBRIA JAZZ 2013, Mittelfest 2013 – Mitteleuropa festival, Le nuove rotte del Jazz – IX, X, XI editions.
I also gained experience in the recording studio and in 2018 there was the release of “Travelling Notes”, my debut album as a leader for Dodicilune Label Records. With this project I was selected for the next finals of the 2019 Bettinardi National competition for new Italians Jazz talents.
At the same time my musical studies in 2007 I graduated at IUAV – University Institute of Architecture in Venice, in Architectural Sciences.
PRIZES AND AWARDS
- 2019 – Award of the Mayor of the city of Silea for the results obtained in the musical field (Silea, TV 2019)
- 2019 – 2nd award at Chicco Bettinardi National Competition (Piacenza 2019)
- 2019 – Audience award at Chicco Bettinardi National Competition (Piacenza 2019)
- 2016 – 1st Classified: Fellowship Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeship (Belgio, Bruxelles 2016)
- 2015 – 1st Classified: Fellowship Erasmus+ Mobility (Estonia, Tallin 2015)