“Pau Casals stood always for liberty and against despotism, and he lived by a simple philosophy that has become my own: he thought of himself as a human being first, a musician second and, only third, a cellist.” Yo-Yo Ma
This believe is what makes me be a musician, with the conviction that I can use music as a tool to create a more human and better world, that it can break all differences and distances between people and unite our hearts through the magic and the emotions music creates in us. That’s why I strongly believe in music education, why I also involve myself in volunteering work and defend social causes through music. As Bernstein said: “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensively, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
One of the very first memories I have from my childhood is me wishing to play the flute. I remember as it was now the excitement I felt when the flute my parents had bought me arrived! What I could have never imagined back then is that this day would be the beginning of an incredibly thrilling journey. It has definitely not been easy, but it has also filled my life with the most amazing experiences, feelings and people I could never have even dreamed of. It has made me who I am.
The piccolo came very soon into my life and we quickly developed a very special and intense relationship. My passion and love for this instrument gave me the wish to express myself through it and claim its qualities, potential and personality independently from the flute, both in the orchestra and as a solo instrument – playing recitals, arranging works and commissioning music for it. This website wants to be a place to collect and share all the music for piccolo that I will step by step record and perform (please check the Listen & Discover section: Solo & Chamber Music and Orchestra), with the aim not only to enjoy making music but also to expand the repertoire and make the piccolo better known and accepted as a solo instrument.
I have spent a big part of my life practicing and traveling the world playing with many of the greatest orchestras, musicians and conductors (check the CV section for details). Also playing in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, demonstrations, prisons, etc. As Erich Fromm says, artists commit their life into their art, due to the discipline and responsibility it requires to acquire human excellence and to serve the world and the humanity with their art.
This is the commitment I’ve always tried to make and, at the same time, the one that makes me develop enormously my musical potential, gives me the chance to learn from the most amazing artists and human beings, fills my heart with the most exciting and touching feelings while playing on the most prestigious stages or for the most vulnerable people, and fills my life with the most incredible dreams and experiences, both as a musician and human being. That’s why not only the orchestra but also solo, chamber music and especially teaching are very important parts of my life, as I believe that there is not a more fulfilling experience than the one you can share with and pass on to others.