The importance of playing with other musicians

I always thought that one of the greatest satisfactions of making music is play with other musicians. I have always had the desire to do chamber music since I was attending the first years at the Conservatory of Brescia, where I accompanied my friends violinists, cellists, hornists, oboists and many others.

However, the real passion was born when my father, an amateur pianist, bought me an LP with the Quintet op. 34 of Brahms in the performance of the Italian Quartet with Maurizio Pollini. At that time I didn’t know that quintet, but I immediately fell in love with it: I listened to it 2 or 3 times every day. From that moment make chamber music became a mission for me. I had the honor of playing the Brahms Quintet with the string quartet of La Scala.

From 2002 to 2006 I formed a piano duet with Giacomo Ronchini, an appreciated performer and composer. We played a large part of the romantic and modern repertoire together.

I have been collaborating for more than 10 years with Fulvio Luciani, favorite pupil of Paolo Borciani, first violin of the Italian Quartet. We found a perfect connection through music: we performed in concert all the music for violin and piano by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Liszt and Stravinsky and very good part of that of the 20th century; for Sky Classic we recorded the complete Beethoven Sonatas on video.