Born in Rome in 1959. Studied piano at the Rome conservatory. Private composition studies with several teachers, the most important being Gino Marinuzzi. Got interested in jazz and played with groups and big bands in Italy and abroad.

From 1982 to 1986 worked mainly in theatre productions with some of Italy's leading companies as composer, arranger and pianist. Wrote two short musicals, staged by the MTM company.

In 1985-86 as leader of the modern jazz group "Relapse" writes and arranges the whole of its repertoire.
In 1988 is pianist and stage director for the concert/stage play "Satierik", based on Erik Satie's music and writings.
In 1989 studied with jazz pianist Mike Melillo, formerly of the Phil Woods quartet.

In 1991 is a founding member of the contemporary music group "Diacronic Ensemble". Wrote several pieces for it and won 1st prize at the Stresa International Competition and 2nd prize at the Lamezia National Competition. The repertory goes from Stockhausen and Cage to original material.

In 1992 studied with Vinko Globokar at the Fiesole Music Academy.

In 1993 formed the electric jazz group "Syntaxis"; again, writes and arranges all the music for the group, which has recorded the CDs "Visibile" (1997),  "Cieli Diversi" (2000), and "La Linea" (2006). A fourth CD, to be called "Lighter", is in the works.

In 1994 was composer and performer in "Il ritorno alla ragione", a performance of electronic music based on the surrealistic short films of Man Ray.

With the etno-rock group "Indaco" toured extensively on keyboards/programming from 1996 to the present day. The group recorded four successful CDs, "Vento del deserto" (1997), "Amorgos" (1999), the live "Spezie" (2000), and "Terra Maris" (2003), plus the compilation "Porte D'Oriente" (2006).

In May 1996 performed at Rome's Teatro Argentina in a series of evenings produced by the Italian National Theater as electronic music improviser (on synthesizers) over readings and dance by some of Italy's leading performers. The experience is repeated in May '97.

In 1997 a short film by director Mauro Paracini, "Al(L)ways Night", for which he wrote and recorded the score, won the National Film and TV Critics' Award.

In November 1999 is called to compose and perform (live on synthesizers) the soundtrack for the Italian premiere of "South", an extraordinary documentary about Robert Shackelton's Antartic expedition of 1914, recently restored by the British Film Institute.

In 1999 recorded "Bach to the Future", a CD of Baroque music plus original compositions, played on both piano and synthesizers.

From 2003 launched a series of acoustic jazz projects; among them, "Piano Possibile" (trio), which led to the realization of a CD (YVP 3152), "Jazz Tales" (quartet), various duos with singers and double bassists, piano solos. Taught seminars about Cole Porter, Bill Evans, and many other subjects.


Played in New York (Lincoln Center), Buenos Aires and Argentina, Tokyo, London, Rotterdam and in all the important Italian cities. Appeared in all of Italy's principal public and private TV networks.

Wrote music for all kinds of classical and jazz ensembles.
Among the most significant works: "Rewind" for saxophone quartet and electronic music; first performance at the 12th World Saxophone Congress, Montreal, Canada, July 2000

"Introduzione e Danza" for clarinet and piano; first performance at the Discoteca di Stato in Rome, December 1999