Born in Genoa on 25 August 1961, he studied guitar for 13 years with Anselmo Bersano. He then began his studies in piano and composition, moving to Graz (Austria) to attend the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst. There, he took courses in composition with Ivan Erod and in conducting with Milan Horvat. He graduated with highest honors in 1988
After graduation, he attended master classes held by Arpad Joo, Flies Atzmon, and Leonard Bernstein
From 1988 to 2004, he was Artistic Director of the Genoese Philharmonic Orchestra
In 1989, he founded the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Genoa and became its principal conductor
In 1992, he organized musical events in Genoa to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America.
From 1997 to 1999, he was vice president of the AMI-Italian Association of Musicians, based in Pesaro.
In 2003, he was in charge of a project funded by the European Commission in Brussels for the international presentation of Genoa, the 2004 European Capital of Culture, directing a tour of the capitals of the countries in the expanded European Union.
On 1 January 2004, he conducted the New Year's Concert in Budapest organized in Hungary's first parliament building in collaboration with the Italian Embassy
His compositions and arrangements have been performed and broadcast in various countries
He works as a lecturer and writer, and has published three books (Appunti - Philharmonia, 2010; Parlando di musica - Philharmonia, 2011; Musica con i giovani - S. Termanini ed., 2012)
He has held various positions, including: managing director of the record company Philharmonia, formed to promote Liguria's musical heritage; professor at the University of Genoa, for the course of Elements Of Music and Rhythm Theory (undergraduate degree in physical education/sport science); and vice president of the Friends of Paganini Association in Genoa.
In 2012, he received the Artists of Liguria award.