Has studied french horn at the “A.Vivaldi” Conservatory of Alessandria with Giacomo Zoppi, composition with Felice Quaranta and orchestra conduction with Igor Markevitch and Franco Ferrara at the Chigiana Academy of Siena.
After having debuted with the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin, he has conducted repeatedly the San Carlo Orchestra of Naples, the Massimo Theatre Orchestra of Palermo, “Enti Arena” of Verona and Cagliari, the Opera of Genoa, the Philharmonics of Turin, the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swiss Italian Orchestra, the Staatsoper of Munich, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. Since 1995 he has conducted in concert halls of prestige in all Europe: Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Musik Halle of Hamburg, Royal Albert Hall of London, Palais des Beaux Arts of Bruxelles and the Elizabeth Halle of Antwerpen, the Philharmonic of Munich, Berlin, Mannheim, Academy of S.Cecilia in Rome, Rome Opera and Comunale of Bologna.
Since 2004 he is principal guest conductor of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra of Prague with which he has recently recorded for the Victor-JVC.
He conducted in the Scala’s Theatre of Milan in 2006/2007 and 2009.
Many are the well known soloists who have been accompanied, like Rostropovic, Geringas, Rampal, Galway, Diaz, Sitkovetsky, Baumann, Cecilia Gasdia, Tiziana Fabbricini, Katia Ricciarelli, Mariella Devia , Maria Dragoni, Kiri Te Kanawa, Renato Bruson , Leo Nucci and Nicola Martinucci.Memorable has been the participation, with Andrea Bocelli and the “Toscanini” Orchestra of Parma at the Bologna concert in the presence of the Pope John Paul II broadcast in worldvision.
Large is the opera repertoire with over forty titles performed and particular attention for Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini.