Born in Bari (Italy), in 1982 he was propelled onto the international scene by Luciano Berio, as the foremost interpreter of his Sequenza V, and later as soloist in Ofanim (Saint-Paul-de-Vence, '88), Albumblatt (Köln, '92) and Outis (Teatro alla Scala, 1996). In 1989 Sylvano Bussotti invited him for the realization of the musical film Biennale Apollo (Biennele di Venezia), and dedicated to him Averla e Grifone, for solo trombone (La Spezia, '87; last version, Los Angeles, '91). Dedicated to him is then Scaglie (Montescaglioso, It., '92) by Franco Donatoni, who entrusted to him the first performance of Sweet Basil (Strasbourg 93), for trombone and big band, and Respiro (Rotterdam, '89), by Luca Francesconi; Azio Corghi has written for him and The Swingle Singers the scene music for La Piovana by Ruzzante, from which he has extracted Intermedi e Canzoni for solo trombone (Verona '86); Giacomo Manzoni dedicated to him Duplum and has written for him the scene music for Commedia dell'Inferno by E. Sanguineti (Ravenna Festival 95). Aldo Clementi has written for him Berceuse III, for 12 winds and "trombone obbligato" and Texture (Roma, 2005), for trombone and tape. To report, as an important contribution to the emancipation of the trombone as a soloistic instrument, the works dedicated to him by A. Gentilucci, G. Gaslini, M. Panni, V. Mortari, M. Mengelberg, D Wagenaar, A. Samorì, G. Cardini, M. Bortolotti, F. de Rossi Re, F. Cifariello Ciardi, R. Piacentini, A. Di Scipio, A. De Lisa, F. Scagliola, F. Degrassi, G. Tedde, V. Palumbo, G. Verlingieri, S. Bassanese.
He has been invited by major international institutions: Festival Italia-España, Madrid; Wittener Tage für neue Music; Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence; Fundação Gulbenkian, Lisboa; University of Toronto; Espace Music, Ottawa; Mc Gill University, Montreal; Confrontaties, Rotterdam; Mozarteum, Salzburg; Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cacilia, Roma; Teatro alla Scala di Milano; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Biennale di Venezia; Festival Wien Modern; The Gerusalem Symphony Orchestra; Philarmonie, Berlin; Università di Bologna; Nuova Consonanza, Roma; Westdeutschen Rundfunk Köln; I pomeriggi Musicali, Milano; Spoleto Festival; Monday Evening Concerts, Los Angeleles; Musica, Strasbourg; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa; Musik Triennale Köln; The South Bank Centre, London; Aspects de la Musique Contemporaine, Caen; Ravenna Festival; Rotterdamse Kuntstichting; Autumn Festival, Warsaw; Birmingham Conservatoire; University of Helsinki; Festival Synthese, Bourges; Accademia Chigiana, Siena; The 92nd Street Y, New York; Centre national de GMEM, Marseille.
In 1997 he is lecturer for the "Istituto di Filosofia e Scienze del Linguaggio" - Università degli Studi di Bari.