He got the diploma in violin at the conservatory “N. Paganini” in Genoa. He has attended various specialization courses at the Musical Academy “O. Respighi” in Rome at the Musical School “G.B. Viotti” in Vercelli, held by Mr. Ruggero Ricci and Mr. Franco Gulli. Moreover, he has been studying at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimora (USA) with Mr. Berl Senofsky and in Milan with Mr. Damiano Cottalasso at the Scala Theatre. He usually performs in concerts both as soloist and in various chamber formations. He has performed during tournées in Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Polonia, USA, Algeria, Brazil and Malaysia in the most famous concert halls, such as the Madison Tower Hall in New York, the City Council Hall in Manchester, the Palace of Culture in Varsavia, the Tohnhalle in Zurich and the Gasteig Halle in Munchen. He has also performed during some important music festivals, such as the ones held in Spoleto and in Santa Fiora. In 1990 he joined the “European Symphonic Orchestra”. He has recorded pieces for national and private TV broadcasters (RAI, Mediaset, LA7, Tele Più) and more than 15 CDs for Italian, English, German and American Records Companies, spread over 30 countries. The violin he usually plays is a “Villaume” created in 1864 (Devoto Private Collection).