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“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without” says Confucius.
I could not find any better words to explain how music is important for me. It makes me feel sensations that sometimes I cannot explain.
I can talk for hours about it because is so deep inside me and cannot live without. It is very addictive. Sometimes I cannot wait to go home to listen to that particular song or that band. The first time I saw a real drum kit I was like a kid at Disneyland. I still remember that beautiful emotion.
I could not move and could not take my eyes off it. It was the best thing I had ever seen in my life. Since then, I have been playing and teaching music for more than 20 years. My successful degree in classical music have given me a solid basis on which I have built my musical and teaching career.
Since I was a child I have been banging on tables, school desks and chairs to the annoyance of teachers and parents, like many other drummers do.
It is that primordial and natural instinct of beating things and making noise without any reason and any logic at all
At 16 I started to take music and drum lessons moving to the next level, annoying the neighbours too.
Pino Basile, my first music teacher, kindled and pushed forward my passion for music. I fondly remember those lessons with a genius and skilled musician who still inspires me nowadays.
After college, I went to study classical music at the Conservatory of Matera, Italy, and graduated in Percussion Instruments Performance.
Here I transformed my passion in a profession and moved to another level, annoying the neighbours professionally.
The years at the Conservatory under the supervision of Professor Giovanni Tamborrino have been the best period of my life.
The wisdom of my professor and the varieties of musical experience so different among each other, have been useful and formative for me:
Recording albums with a number of rock and pop bands;
Playing classical music with different orchestras such as Orchestra Sinfonica di Puglia e Basilicata and Orchestra Ico della Magna Grecia, working with artists such as Catia Riccarelli and Annalisa Minetti;
Playing in Jazz bands and big bands, working with Italian Jazz trumpet Paolo Fresu;
Playing in Tamborrino Ensemble, an élite avant-garde music group of four percussionists whose purpose was to research different music timbres and different sounds using both conventional percussion and various objects. With the Tamborrino Ensemble I had the chance to play in important Italian music venues and festivals such as Mittelfest, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Piccinni and many more, working together with artists such as Daniele Abbado (conductor Claudio Abbado’s son) and Gabriele Amadori.
In 2009, I moved to the UK, where I continue my musical career playing with numerous bands. During my time with Harrogate Band, we took part and won the Hardraw Scar Contest, a historical brass band music competition in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. In July 2014 with Foxwood Steel Pans band, I played outside the Leeds arena for the Tour de France Grand Depart, the prestigious bicycle race which that year started from Leeds. In addition to playing music, I work in schools as a music teacher employed by Leeds City Council.
Beneath, Between and
Behind - Rush
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Red Barchetta - Rush
Toxicity - System of a Down
Rosanna - Toto