Composer, conductor and teacher, after completing his studies in harmony and counterpoint, he obtained diplomas in Organ and Organ Composition, Vocal Polyphonic Composition and Harpsichord at the "G. Verdi" Conservatory in Milan. He began his teaching career in 1987 at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Milan (organ and choir conducting). Winner of competitions for teaching posts in conservatories (Fugue and Composition, General Music Culture, Choral Exercises), he has held the chair of Choral Exercises at the "G. Verdi" Conservatory in Como since 1998. At the same institute he is professor of Counterpoint and of Analysis, Concertation and Direction of the Baroque and Classical repertoire and since 2005 general coordinator of the Academic Courses. Winner of the composition competition "Milano Milhaud" (1995), he carries out an intense compositional work that has led to numerous public performances including: "Lullaby" for piano (I rete RAI 1985); "Sacra symphonia" for large orchestra (Novara 1989); "Cantata Ambrosiana" (Milan 1990); "Alla battaglia" for four harpsichords (Serate Musicali 1993); "La caccia" (Milan Conservatory 1994); "Gioco Musicale" (Pomeriggi Musicali 1995); "Tre canzoni" (RTSI 1996); "Jazz" (Pomeriggi Musicali 1997); "Laudate Dominun De Caelis" (CD "Noel", Radio Svizzera Italiana 1998); Del gioco, del cuore, dell'allegria (Teatro alla Scala 2006). His works, listed in the Dizionario Enciclopedico della Musica e dei Musicisti (Ed. UTET, Appendix 2005) and published by various publishers and record companies, are frequently performed in national and international concert seasons. A passionate lover of vocal and instrumental polyphony from the early Baroque period as well as jazz from the 1950s and 1960s, he has made numerous recordings of important unpublished works from the past, including G. Croce's Triaca Musicale and several books of A. Willaert's opera omnia, recorded on Stradivarius CDs. In the jazz scene he has participated as composer, arranger and artistic director in musical events and record productions (Il mito americano, Omaggio a Gershwin) which have received unanimous acclaim from the public and critics (Premio Quartetto Cetra '98, Premio Carosone 2006). He is the author of several musicological essays focusing on the historical evolution of harmonic and contrapuntal structures (his Grammatica storica del linguaggio musicale is currently being published by Edizioni Musicali Europee). He is the editor of La Cartellina, a historical magazine on choral and didactic music.