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He studied choral music and choir conducting at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Como. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and, in 2009, a Master’s degree both with the final grade 110/110 cum laude.
He refined the art of conducting with Gary Graden, Grete Pedersen and Erik Van Nevel at the Musical High school of Varese, with Romans Vanags at the Conservatory of Milan and with Marco Gemmami at the Byzantine Academy of Ravenna.
From 1996 to 2000, he attended several choral music courses at USCI of Varese with Giacomo Ciffo, Loriano Blasutta and Gabriele Conti. Since 2008, he has been writing essays for the periodical of choral Music “La Cartellina” (Edizioni Musicali Europee). In 2010 he contributed, with “Cantando à prova vocal ensemble”, to the realization of the volume “Il cardinale Tolomeo Gallio. Celebrazioni per il IV centenario della morte” (Nodo Libri Como).
In the same year he realized the first recording of “Il libro di madrigali di A. Zoilo” (also available in “ISuoni” book series).
In 2011 was co-author of “Russia porta dell’Oriente. Breve storia della musica russa” edited by Alberto Cantù (co-authored by Gabrielli Editori, Verona).
In 2012 he published the first modern edition of a vespers from the opera Armonia Ecclesiastica by the composer Sisto Reina (XVII century), edited by Musedita. He has been judged suitable for teaching theory and solfège, choral practices, choral music, choir conducting, choral repertoire for music education in several Italian Music Conservatories.
He has been teaching musical education at the comprehensive school A. Diaz in Milan since 2009.
In 2011 he taught choralism in the first edition of “Choral & Vocal Summer School” during the festival “Scheggiacustica” (Scheggia Pg).
Since 2005, he has been conducting Gruppo Corale Accademia and since 2007, Gruppo Vocale LudiCanto of Varese.

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