Studies and competitions
He owes his international reputation largely to his first recordings (among others a CD dedicated to Antonio Pasculli, the “Paganini of the Oboe”) which were received with great acclaim, and brought engagements at various festivals and with major orchestras in Berlin, Rotterdam, Paris, Warsaw, Lugano, Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Milan, London, Japan and the United States.
Besides being a soloist, he is an enthusiastic performer varying from duo to baroque ensemble, playing on period instruments, and from wind octet (Ottetto Classico Italiano) to larger string-wind groups and contemporary music included improvisation.
Composers like Sylvano Bussotti, Niccolò Castiglioni, Paul Glass, Éric Gaudibert, Francesco Hoch, Alessandro Lucchetti, Luca Mosca, Albert Möschinger, Mario Pagliarani, Gianni Possio and many others have written for and dedicated works to him.
He has recorded a DVD (Lebrun Concerto, Frans Brüggen conducting) and about 30 LPs and CDs for Accord, Claves, Divox, Ex Libris, Harmonia Mundi, Jecklin, Koch-Schwann, Stradivarius, Teldec and others with works that represent the oboe repertoire of the last three centuries at its very best.
Since 1991, he has also been conducting with great success his own projects with large wind ensembles and orchestras.
Teaching, master classes
He has been invited to give master classes in England at the Royal College of Music in Kensington and at the Royal Academy of Music, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, South America, China.