He was born in Milan in 1959.
He studied guitar with Mauro Storti at the Music Conservatory in Piacenza (graduated with honors). He continued his studies in Paris with Alberto Ponce at the Ecole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” (Diplôme Supérieur d’Execution e Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste).
At the debut of his career he participated in many international guitar competitions with excellent results: the 1st prize at the “René Bartoli” in Arles (France), the “Francisco Tàrrega” prize in Benicasim (Spain), the 1st prize in duo with Rino Trasi at “G.B. Ansaldi ” (chamber music) in Mondovì (Italy), the 2nd prize (1st prize not awarded) at the” Fernando Sor “in Rome. Awards also at the “Pujol” in Sassari, “Porrino” in Cagliari, “Fago” in Taranto, “Ville de Carpentras” (France).
He performs intense solo and chamber music activity. He has held over 400 concerts in 31 countries around the world: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Ivory Coast, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Morocco, Maurice, Oman , Peru, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.
He has played in: Salle Cortot and Theater Adyar in Paris, Städtmuseum in München, Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, Teatro Lirico and Teatro delle Erbe in Milan, Konservatoriumssaal in Innsbruck, University ELTE in Budapest, Zionist Cultural Center in Jerusalem, Teatro Politeama in Palermo, Museo del Prado in Madrid, Teatro Raimondi in Lima, Festival di Colonia Tovar in Venezuela, Festival de Luxembourg, Autunno Musicale in Como, Burgerratssaal in Bern, European Council in Strasbourg, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Kostel sv Simona a Judy in Prague, Guitar Internazional Festival in Ascoli Piceno, Bath International Guitar Festival in Great Britain, Oberste Stadtkirche in Iserlhon (Germany) and Festival “Federico Cesi” in Trevi (Italy).
He played with Rino Trasi in the Les Deux Amis duo (2 guitars); with Fernando Antonelli in Duo Paganini (violin and guitar) and I Solisti di Milano with Emilio Poggioni (viola) and Sergio Scappini (accordion). He currently plays in the Guitalian Quartet with Claudio Marcotulli, Stefano Palamidessi and Adriano Walter Rullo.
He has edited for Berben Editions the review of two works by Rino Trasi: Linea D’Ombra and Aliquid. He published the complete preludes of Tarrega (with enclosed CD) for the Casa Musicale Eco.
Record production: Mauro Giuliani “A guitar at the Opera” Antes Concerto (1995), Emilio Pujol “Integrale for guitar” (3 CDs, participation) Coquelet/Sans (1999), Francisco Tarrega “Fichtner plays Tarrega” Casa Musicale Eco (2004), Niccolò Paganini “The 37 Guitar Sonatas” Dynamic (2007), Vincenzo Colla “Chamber Music for Flute” Tactus (2008), Guitalian Quartet “Guitalian Quartet Live” OIDI Records (2008), Niccolò Paganini “Works for Guitar” Dynamic (2011), Valeriano Borsotti “12 Studi bizzarri” Edizioni Sinfonica (2013), Guitalian Quartet “Contemporary Italian Guitar Music” Bridge Records NY (2013).
He taught at the Institute “Giacomo Puccini” in Gallarate, at the “Jacopo Tomadini” Conservatory in Udine and at the “Guido Cantelli” Conservatory in Novara. He held master classes at International Guitar Festivals in Fermo and Ascoli Piceno and at Internatinal Music Festival “Federico Cesi” in Acquasparta, Bevagna and Trevi. From 2016 he teaches guitar at the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory of Como.
In his long teaching career he produced over 50 graduates. Over 100 prizes at national and international guitar competitions were won by his students. Invited to be part of many juries, in 2011 he was awarded the prize for teaching at the “Rospigliosi” competition in Lamporecchio (Italy). From 2005 to 2016, during the years of teaching at the “Cantelli” Conservatory of Novara, he conceived and directed an artistic-didactic project entitled “The World of Guitar”.