I had un informal musical training on electric bass and piano until the age of twenty.

In 1998 I begun my academic double bass studies, which led me to a diploma at the Florence State Conservatory (2004), and two Master degrees (performance in 2011 and pedagogy in 2013) at the Haute ├ęcole de musique in Geneva under the guidance of Alberto Bocini.

I also attended courses at Siena Jazz with pianist Stefano Battaglia (2003-2006), at Fondazione Academia Montis Regalis (baroque and classical orchestral practice, 2007-2008) and countless masterclass and seminars with international musicians (to name but a few, Steve Coleman, Joey Baron, John Taylor for jazz and Klaus Stoll, Alois Posch, Franco Petracchi and Eugene Levinson for classical double bass). Outside music, I hold a master degree in law (University of Lecce, 2001).