Became known for his piano-transcription repertoire of such Musicians as Jan Sibelius and Antonio Scontrino.
He was a student of pianoforte under Jorg Demus, Maria Tipo, Boris Petrushansky, and Aldo Ciccolini. He won the Ibla Grand Prize International Composition.
He wrote for Italy's largest publishing company, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. He also pioneered Entertainment Law in Italy.
His family was residing in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, when he was born. He received his first piano lessons when he was six.
He composed the piano transcriptions of La Valse by Maurice Ravel and Scaramouche by Darius Milhaud.