I play chamber music, classical contemporary, jazz and improvisation. Besides the collaborations with well-known musicians and groups, I’m often acting as a leader of personal musical projects, in the constant pursuit of a coherent musical aesthetic, yet free from market labels.
I got master degrees in both Jazz Violin and Classical Violin (110/110 Cum Laude in both disciplines). I attended numerous masterclasses and courses in Italy and abroad (Siena Jazz 2010, Nuoro Jazz 2011, C.d. M. Didier Lockwood, Tokio String Quartet, Massimo Quarta, Stefano Montanari, Stefano Battaglia, Berry Harris, Michael Blake, Sandro Gibellini, Pietro Tonolo) as well as one year at the Hochschule Fur Musik Detmold (Germany) with professor Marco Rizzi. I started playing violin as a child, in the folk traditional fiddle group of my hometown (Bagolino, Italy).
I have performed in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, U.K., India, Oman, U.S.A., sharing the stage with (among others): Marc Ribot, Fausto Beccalossi, Glauco Venier, Emanuele Maniscalco, Peo Alfonsi, Giovanni Falzone, Baustelle, Konstantin Bogino, Michael Blake, Ryan Blotnick, Sandro Gibellini, Alfonso Deidda, Simone Massaron, Mauro Ottolini, Enrico Terragnoli, Giulio Corini, Maria Faust, Fulvio Sigurtà, Mary Halvorson, Jamaladeen Tacuma, Massimiliano Milesi, Stefano Battaglia, Oscar Del Barba, Aya Shimura, Laura Marzadori, Mirco Ghirardini, Kleidi Sahatchi, Salvatore Quaranta, Paolo Bonomini, Alfredo Zamarra, Luca Ranieri.
As a jazz musician, I shared long term projects with: Sandro Gibellini (2011-2013), Mauro Ottolini trio (2011-2019), FEDRA trio, with Simona Severini (2017- today), octet Take Off (2015-ò today) with M.Milesi, E.Maniscalco, F.Sigurtà, G.Rubino, M.Rinaldi, G.Papetti, G.Corini, and my quartet Camera Oscura (2011-today).
I often perform solo, between folk, jazz, contemporary.
My concept album “Northern Lights”(aSimpleLunch, 2018) is an expression of this sphere.
As a chamber musician I am part of the “Ensemble del Teatro Grande di Brescia” piano quintet, established from Sandro Laffranchini (first cello soloist at Teatro Alla Scala) in 2012. Since then, our Ensemble performed every year, playing a great variety of repertoire and hosting reknown guests, such as Myung Whung Chung for Brahms piano Quintet in 2018. We recently recorded for italian national TV Sky Classica HD (2020) Schumann Piano Quintet (with our regular personnel: Sandro Laffranchini, Andrea Rebaudengo, Marco Mandolini, Joel Imperial).
I also estabished Ensemble AltriArchi: from string quartet to string orchestra, from classic and contemporary, to world music and pop. AltriArchi has worked with famous italian songwriter/pop band Baustelle (Minimal Fantasma tour 2013), with multi-award winner accordionist Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, and with argentinian composer Martìn Palmieri, among others.
As a chamber musician I released , I released “Margola, chamber music” for mandolin, guitar, violin and piano (Brilliant, 2019), and “A. Bonera – Chamber and piano works” (Phoenix, 2013). As a composer/improviser I produced the albums: “Northern Lights” (ASimpleLunch, 2018), “Camera Oscura” (FreeCom, 2014), “Mimì” (Fritz Records, 2017). I recorded as a session musician for Baustelle, Rachele Bastreghi, Nicola Piovani and took part of symphonic/opera recording session for Sony Classics, Decca, Amadeus, Brilliant Classics.
I regularly work with “Sentieri Selvaggi”, well-known italian contemporary music ensemble conducted by composer Carlo Boccadoro. With them I played several concerts from violin and piano duo, to string quartet, to standard contemporary sextet (2 winds, 2 strings, piano and percussion).
I curated the book “Storie da Suonatori” (LiberEdizioni, 2018), a research on the fiddle musical tradition of my hometown village (Bagolino, Valle del Caffaro).
I often work with actors and stage directors as musician for scoring theater performances and readings: among others, I worked with Federica Fracassi, Renzo Martinelli, Valeria Perdonò, Woody Neri, Luca Micheletti, Luciano Bertoli, Giuseppina Turra, Fabio Maccarinelli, Debora Schillaci.
Since 2019 I am art director of San Rocco In Musica, boundless summer music festival.
I teach in Brescia (jazz Violin: Conservatorio di Brescia, Violin: Scuola Diocesana di Musica Santa Cecilia) and I regularly give jazz violin masterclasses and improvisation workshops.