Born in Torino,
1955, he studied in the Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi",
under the guidance of Renzo Brancaleon and Pietro Nava, former
cellist of the Royal Opera Theatre. Interested in extra-european
music, he graduated in 1976 from Calcutta University, India.
In 1978 studied under the guidance of Anner Bijlsma and Christophe
Coin, in Génève, Basel and Paris.
Since 1980 he has been the solo cellist of the famous Clemencic
Consort of Vienna, with whom he has performed concerts and Operas
all over the world, being active also in the greatest part of
the discographical production of the group, mainly published
by Harmonia Mundi, Sony, Accord Musifrance and the Italian label
Nuova Era. He has realized several recordings of his own musicological
discoveries, such as the works of the neapolitain cello virtuoso
Salvatore Lanzetti, as well as many first world recordings of
great interest, such as the integral work for Duo of Nicolò
Paganini and his teacher Alessandro Rolla, the complete piano
Trios of the two great danish romantic composers N.W. Gade and
Peter Heise, or the splendid Sonatas for cello and piano by the
celebrated romantic cello virtuoso Alfredo Piatti.
Highly appreciated by critics as an exceptional interpreter of
the major virtuoso repertoire, baroque as well as romantic, he
has collaborated, among the many, with Ensemble 415, Jordi Savall
and the Hesperion XX. He's a regular guest of Festivals such
as "Musica Antiqua de Sevilla", "Alte Musikfestival
Berlin", "Festival International de violoncelle"
of Beauvais, "Musikverein" of Vienna, "Oude Musik
Festival" in Holland. He has broadcasted for RAI, OEsterreicher
Rundfunk, Bayerische Rundfunk, Danmarks Radio, Radio France,
R.T. Svizzera, Radio Canada, etc. Some videos of his works were
done by ZDF and Canadian Television. Since 1983 he lives in Venice,
married to the Danish singer Lone Loëll, and since 1985
he plays regularly with the venetian pianist Brenno Ambrosini.
plays on precious cellos by G.B. Guadagnini, Cremona 1740, Antonio
Casini, Modena 1673, Jean Ouvrard, Parigi 1745, C.A. Miremont
, Parigi 1876, anonimus Flemish five stringed cello, end of XVII
sec., all restored to the original conditions, and historically
stringed in gut, according to the work and research of Mimmo