1976-83 studied Guitar;

1983-90 studied Composition (with Bruno MAZZOTTA) and
1987-90 also Singing at the "Conservatorio S. Pietro a Majella", Naples;

1990 Doctor in Philosophy "cum laude" with a work in History of Music (University "Federico II", Naples);

1984-89 summer courses and master courses for Conducting in Assisi, Siena, Vienna, with Franco FERRARA, Zoltān PESKŌ, and others;

1990-94 studied Orchestral Conducting with Michael GIELEN at the Academy "Mozarteum" - Salzburg (Austria), final Diploma in 1994;

1992-93 and 1994 Fellowships from the Republic of Austria as best student of the section "Composition and Conducting" of Mozarteum;

1991-94 studying also Choral Conducting at Mozarteum, with Walter HAGEN-GROLL;

Work with Nikolaus HARNONCOURT: 1992 research, study and execution in form of a concert of the opera La Serva Padrona by G B. Pergolesi from the original manuscripts.