I was born in Catania in 1962 and I moved to Rome in 1980. I have worked with some of the most distinguished Italian composers, such as Sylvano Bussotti, Aldo Clementi, Franco Donatoni, Luca Francesconi, Adriano Guarnieri, Francesco Pennisi and Fabio Vacchi. It was particularly significant my long term collaboration with Alvin Lucier and Salvatore Sciarrino. I have inspired a whole generation of composers from all over the world to imagine new works for flute: Emanuele Casale, Luigi Ceccarelli, Philip Corner, Laurence Crane, Noah Creshevsky, James Dashow, Giuliano D’Angiolini, Fabrizio De Rossi Re, Mario Garuti, Simon Holt, Toshio Hosokawa, Juste Janulyte, Ricardas Kabelis, Bernhard Lang, Mary Jane Leach, Claude Lenners, Gabriele Manca, Yan Maresz, Rytis Mazulis, Mario Pagliarani, Maurizio Pisati, Fausto Romitelli, Nicola Sani, James Saunders, Stefano Scodanibbio, Matthew Shlomowitz, Howard Skempton, Lucia Ronchetti, Yoshihisa Taira, Emiliano Turazzi, Jacob TV and Caspar J. Walter have written and/or dedicated their works to me. Among the long list of first performances I were part of, I would mention the ones by Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran and Kevin Volans. In 2007 I conceived a unique recording project on minimal music started with REPEAT! (Die Schachtel – 2007, 3 CDs), followed by Loops4ever (Mazagran – 2011, 2 CDs), and ended with Again&Again (ANTS Records – 2020, 2 CDs). I have performed at International Festivals all around the world: Venice Music Biennale, Pacific Music Festival (Sapporo-Japan), Musica (Strasbourg), Beethovenhalle (Bonn), Settembre Musica (Torino), De Yjsbreker (Amsterdam), IRCAM - Festival Agorà (Paris), Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow), Temporada (Buenos Aires), Festival d'Automne (Paris), Rikskonserter (Stockholm), Illikhom Theatre (Tashkent-Uzbekistan), Takefu Festival (Japan), Akademie der Künste (Berlin), Maerz Musik (Berlin), The Warehouse (London), Festival Archipel (Geneve), NUMUS (Aarhus), Orpheus Foundation (Gent), Auditori (Barcelona), Musica Nova (Helsinki), ULTIMA (Oslo), Ensem (Valencia), Wien Modern, Jauna Muzika (Vilnius), MusikHaus (Wien), Berliner Philarmonie (Berlin), Teatro alla Scala/Musica per la Resistenza (Milano), Orestiadi di Gibellina, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, New Directions (Lulea-Sweden), Bartòk Festival (Szombathely-Hungary), Philarmonie (Luxembourg), Centro Cultural São Paulo (Brazil), Rassegna di Nuova Musica (Macerata), Ukho Music (Kiev), Tectonics Festival (Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens Greece), Auditorium Stelio Molo RSI (Lugano, Switzerland). In 1990 I was one of the founders of Alter Ego, a leading group for contemporary music. I have released cds and vinyls with BMG Ariola, Ricordi, Capstone, EdiPan, Stradivarius, Die Schachtel, Mazagran, Mode Records, Megadisc, God Records, Atopos, Touch, Another Timbre, Modern Love, ANTS.