my projects


Matthias Martelli

Matthias Martelli is one of the biggest Actors of Italian theater.
His rendition of "Mistero Buffo", the masterpiece by Nobel prize winner Dario Fo, has conquered all Italy and the London audience too (in 2018).
I write the music for all of his shows, and play and act live with him in the original satirical play "Il Mercante di Monologhi" that we have replicated more than 200 times in Italy.

With him I've won the 2014 Alberto Sordi Prize in Faenza and the San Marino Award 2015.


Pics, articles and posters here

Guido Catalano

Guido Catalano is a very famous Poet and live performer in Italy.
His books, published by Rizzoli, are best-sellers and his shows are always sold out.
I've accompanied him in many of them in Italy since 2009: amongst them in Rome, Sardinia, Milan and many other cities.
Here is one of the most recent of them in Castello del Roccolo, Cuneo.

And here's one of our live performances in Rome (2013): Guido Catalano and Matteo Castellan, Teatro Quarticciolo - Roma

Pics, articles and posters here

Federico Sirianni

I play with Federico, one of the greatest Italian singer-songwriters, since 1999.
He is a great author and a witness and interpreter of Fabrizio De Andre's heritage.
I've held hundreds of concerts with him in Italy, France, Greece and Spain; recorded many albums and won the prestigious Citta' di Recanati 2004 prize for Best original song.
We shared also the experience of Amarkord Variete', a circus-comedy-musical international show held between 2007 and 2010.

Here's a videoclip with me at the accordion:

Pics, articles and posters here

Amarkord Variete'

Amarkord Variete' was a comical and poetic modern variety show, combining comedy, music, modern circus, magic and charm in an irresistible mixture.
I toured with them from 2007 to 2010, in Italy, Spain, Greece, Switzerland.
Lineup was: the great magician Luca Regina, Amarkord Orchestra, Jessica Arpin, Silvia Francioni, Francesca Garrone, and the legendary American clown Jango Edwards.

Here's the promo trailer of the show (with my original music): Amarkord Variete - Official Trailer

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Lalli is a wonderful, soulful singer and author with whom I've played for many years (2001-2012) and published 3 CDs.

Here you can listen to a beautiful song of her in wich I play a Steinway grand piano: Ballo Lento

Pics, articles and posters here

Matteo Negrin

Matteo Negrin is a composer and guitarist. I worked at two or its albums: "Jouer sans Frontieres" and "Glocal Sound".

I played the accordion for him in a videoclip very viral on the net, "Music Painting":

Vito Miccolis

Vito is a friend and a great percussionist with whom I share many concerts and travels around.

Here I play piano with him and the singer Mao in Turin, 2018:


Cantovivo was an historical band of Italian and European folk.
They had 30 years of activity, over 2000 concerts and about thirty records.
They won the "Grand Prix International Du Disque" in Montreux and the "Best pure folk group" at the Paleo Festival in Nyon.
I played with them in the early stages of my career, between 1996 and 1998, touring in all Europe (Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria) and recorded a CD, "Collage".
It was a brief but very strong experience, in wich I learned a lot about playing, performing, touring and researching in the field of Folk music.

In the picture I play piano with them at the Folkstudio in Rome, 1997.

Listen here to Escriveta in wich I play the accordion:

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