Place of Birth: Rome
Date of Birth: 08/08/1968
Studies and Academic Qualifications
PhD Candidate with thesis focusing on Music and History: A Sound History.
2002 – 2004
Renaissance semiology with Francesco Luisi (editor for the third national edition of the works of Palestrina).
1990 – 2000
Further studies of organ and composition with Giuseppe Agostini (a leading organist and choir master in Italy). Achievement of the first level of Organ (number one on three for the final Diploma).
Graduated with the final degree in choral music at the Conservatorio of “San Pietro a Maiella’, Naples.
1988 – 1992
Renaissance polyphony and polyphonic musical forms with Domenico Bartolucci.
1993 – 2008
Organist: Substitute Organist of the Vatican City Vicariate in saint Peter’s Basilica
1996 – 1999
Organist: Church of Santa Maria dell’Orto (19 c. organ “Pantanelli”);
1987 – 1992
Organist: Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere for 5 years (l9 c. organ “Cavaille Coll”);
1984 – 1987
Organist: Basilica of St. Crisogono
Choir Master, Teaching Activities and other Activities
2014 – present
Contributor and Rome correspondent (Since october 2015) for Macau catholic magazine “O Clarim”
2008 – 2012
Associate Professor of Music, Coordinator of the music programs (2008) and of ARCHE, Art Research Center for Human Expression (2009) in University of Saint Joseph, former Macau Inter University Institute (Macau, China). Composer in Residence.
2010 – 2015
Director of Choral Activities and Composer in Residence Santa Rosa de Lima School English Secondary (Macau China)
2010 – 2015
Director of Musical Activities Our Lady of Fatima Girls’ school (Macau, China)
2008 – 2013
Visiting Conductor Shanghai Conservatory of Music Education Department
2006 – 2014
Artistic Director Porfiri & Horvath Publishers (Polheim, Germany)
2008 – 2014
Artistic Director “Roma in Musica” Choral Competition,“Venezia in Musica” Choral Competition and Fundao Choral Festival (Meeting Music)
2002 – 2008
“Santa Susanna Singers” — a four part polyphonic choir formed by professional singers at the Church of St. Susanna, the American church in Rome (music director since 1999 until 2008).
1992 – 2004
“Laudis Vox” (before 2002 “Regina Pacis”) — an award-winning three part women choir.
1999 – 2008
Director of Music of the Church of Santa Susanna, the American church in Rome and responsible for the planning of all the music for the liturgies.
Other professional affiliations:
- Center for the Liturgical Action (Rome): ordinary member
- Association Professors of Liturgy (Padova)
- American Choral Directors Association (USA)
- Order of Saint George (Rome-Spain): knight
- Church of Santa Maria dell’Orto (Rome): Honorary Master and Organist
- Saint Joseph Seminary (Macau): Honorary Master and Organist
He contributes regularly to influential blogs about music and liturgy as Zenit (until 2011), Liturgia Opus Trinitati (Italy), Views from the Choir Loft (USA), Osservatorio Asia (Italy).
He has given several workshops, notably the one in Hong Kong about Church Music that he lead for two weeks in summer and that is now at the third edition. He was also one of the lecturer for the workshops during the World Choir Games in Cincinnati (USA, 2012).
He has taken part in workshops leaded by outstanding composers and conductors such as Alice Parker, Robert Page, Columba Kelly, Marco Boschini, Milton Pullen, Mary J. Oyer, Robert M. Fowells, Paul Salamunovich, Colin Mawby, Deke Sharon, Nancy Telfer.