My biography, a life in piping
I was born in Bologna, Italy and my story as a musician started at the age of nine when I undertook to study the classical flute under the teaching of Mrs. Annamaria Morini Guarnieri at local conservatoire. My mother has always been my greates fan allowing me to study music and supporting me in my exertion. She indeed recognized a talent to be developed and helped.
But I had another great love: it was for Scotland and its music, especially for the Great Highland Bagpipe. I remember my game was to play with tin soldiers and my favourite were Scottish. As soon as I could I have been wandering looking for Scottish music records. Old times, when Great Britain was really afar and you hadn't any Internet help.
In 1973 I purchased my first set of Highland Bagpipes at a local store and I attempted to start by myself struggling on bag and chanter. Until I met a friend who kindly gave me my first practice chanter. In 1974 and 1975 I had my fatal encounter with R. S. MacDonald, a talented youg piper (now Pipe-Major in the Queensland Police Pipe Band, composer and top piper). He led me on the right way to stand up with regualr studies in London. So, after years of study I eventually became a good average piper.
After so many years of continous study and improvement I'm now teacher and reseller of Bagpipes. In 2014 I translated officially for the College of Piping their ubiquitous Tutor 1 into Italian language. I held several training courses in Italy from 2010 to 2014. In July 2014 I moved to Ireland with my wife Simonetta. We are both professional photographers and I'm also a professional film-maker. Our core business is with weddings. To see more details you can have a look at our websites:
In 1981 I accepted my first engagement as wedding piper. Since then I performed more than 250 weddings all over Europe, mostly for Scottish, Irish, American couples getting married. My huge experience is now at your disposal for your fab day. Don't miss a call to me and a visit to our beautiful cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way.