I held recitals in various Italian cities with a repertoire ranging
from Bach to the twentieth century music. I have recorded the first
(and only, up to now) version of the Concert for Piano and Orchestra
by Ferdinando Simonis (1773-1837) and I have collaborated as soloist with the Orchestra Farnesiana.
During the first semester of 2009, as Visitor Fellow at the Cornell University, Ithaca (NY), I have worked together with Malcolm Bilson on the study of the performance practice on original instruments.
I feel very lucky to be able to know and spend time with Malcolm Bilson.
Far from dogmatism, his musical thought is extremely convincing and connects
musicological wisdom, lively and refined sensibility, taste for experimentation
and infallible musical intuition. A constant source of inspiration.
Among the best times of my life, I definitely count these past months to Ithaca,
despite the fatigue and moments of despair, especially at the beginning, while trying
to get my ear and hands used to those musical instruments so simple,
delicate and sensitive as are the pianos from Mozart and Beethoven,
so different from the modern pianos.
A breath of fresh air on the way to see and experience music in general, not only the classical repertoire, because of the constant invitation to study and experiment and then eventually be guided by the beauty (Bilson would often say "no duty but beauty") to seek out that truth in the music that leads us to freedom.