I obtained my Ph.D. in Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Milan), and at the Institut Jean Nicod – École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) in 2013. My dissertation was on auditory perception and the metaphysics of sound. During my Ph.D. course, I spent research periods at the New York University, as a Fulbright Scholar, and at the University of Sydney, as an ARIA (Association for Research between Italy and Australasia) Grantee. I published articles on pitch, the auditory perception of causation, sound and temporality. In 2014, I was awarded a Fellowship from the Italian Academy of Columbia University (NYC), and in 2015 I worked on a project on aesthetic normativity sponsored by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) at the Freie Universität Berlin.
I started my work as a Polonsky Fellow at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in 2016. I work on a project on the admissible contents of auditory experience, which has been recently funded also by the Fondazione Franco e Marilisa Caligara at the University of Turin, Italy.
I completed the “High Specialization Course in Music Studies – Solo Violin Performance” at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia (Rome) in 2008. I performed in concerts of classical and jazz music—in solo performances and in chamber orchestras—in the U.S., the U.K., Italy, Germany, France, Romania, Croatia, and Venezuela. Starting from 2012, I am Artistic Director of “Voci dalla Montagna” [“Voices from the Mountains”], a festival of music and philosophy based in Pescasseroli (AQ, Italy). More than 70 international musicians, artists, philosophers and writers took part in the festival.