I grew up in Rome. I started studying music at 7. I got into the Santa Cecilia Conservatory at 16 and got a BA in Economics at the University La Sapienza focusing on the Music Business. I first moved to Chicago to work in an independent record label. After working several years on movies and TV shows as a music editor and score assistant, I moved to Los Angeles where I got a certificate in Film Scoring at UCLA.
I completed a Ph.D. in composition and theory at Brandeis University, studying with Martin Boykan, Yu-Hui Chang, Eric Chasalow and David Rakowski. My music has been performed across the US and in Italy, France and Germany.