Graduated in 1981 at Universitas Studiorum Mediolanensis, in Medieval History, then joined Conservatory Pollini, Padua and moved his first steps in Lutherie following some well known luthiers as Carlo Raspagni, Vincenzo de Bonis and others. He dedicated several studies to baroque mandolin with special attention to its involvement in Opera buffa and Commedia dell’Arte, then to reconstruction of stringed instruments of the Middle Ages, Viellas and Symphonias mainly. Some articles published in reviews, exhibitions of Lutherie in Italy and France, concerts (playing Oud, Hurdy Gurdy, Psaltery and vocals) and teaching in his Casa della Musica e della Liuteria in Randazzo, Sicily, a Medieval house in which everybody can see his workshop and the permanent exhibition of over 60 reconstructions of music instruments from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. In one hour lesson he explains origins and features of many instruments, playing all of them to the public (max.50 listeners).
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