In my hometown, in Calabria, there was only one piano teacher. And if one day I pushed the door of their house, it's because my mother had been their pupil. She had learned the basics, a few classics. And that was all. Nothing prepared me for a career as a pianist. But this fire, this passion for music was already there. After an adolescence full of doubts, I finally discovered my vocation thanks to an Argentinian teacher, José Lepore. I was 17 and that was the real beginning of my journey with the piano as my travelling companion. Here I was, discovering and taking in the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, exploring Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev; travelling, meeting other musicians and giving my first concerts.
But in order to progress, I felt the need to meet new people, to reach higher musical spheres... To move! Finally, in 1998, I put down my suitcases near Geneva, where I studied with the Argentinian pianist Edith Murano, and later at the Lausanne Conservatory with Christian Favre, who, I believe, revealed my true personality.
Then things accelerated. I perfected my skills for a while with William Grant Naboré, thanks to whom I was able to rub shoulders with great teachers such as M. Pressler, F. Ts'Ong and A. Staier.
At the Vlado Perlemuter Competition in France, pianist Jean François Heisser encouraged me to record my first album. I made four recordings which each represent an essential moment in my musical life. Today, I enjoy interacting with audiences and I cultivate my passion for organising concerts and for teaching.
With Odradek, a new chapter is about to be written in my life and I hope that its first lines, through this disc, are the beginning of a great adventure.