Beginning studies in classical piano, organ and written music theory from the age of six, Antonio very quickly developed strong tendencies toward improvisation and a fascination with finding and creating innovative sounds.
A versatile and diverse composer, his professional background covers electronic music production, remixing, songwriting, advertising music, video game music, composition for contemporary dance theatre, and scoring for short, documentary and feature film. His electronic music has been charted by DJs internationally and featured on compilation albums, and he has received several awards for his film and advertising music in festivals around the world.
While no stranger to pure classical and orchestral writing, Antonio is best known and most sought after for his sophisticated taste in mixing electronics and acoustics. His range can vary from stark and daring clashes of radically different musical textures to seamless blending, blurring the line where the acoustic ends and the electronic starts. Many years of exploration and experimentation backed by formal training have amplified Antonio's natural liberty of expression and musical inquisitiveness. Regardless of the genre of music in which he is working, Antonio's approach always involves discovering and creating a unique, identifiable sonic signature.
In his current career, Antonio has established a long-standing collaboration with leading french composer Nathaniel Méchaly, having worked together for ten years on films ranging from independent productions to major Hollywood blockbusters and international television series. He has also worked with composer Philippe Rombi on films by François Ozon, and with Pierre Adenot on La Belle et La Bête (Beauty and the Beast) and on a major advertising campaign for Cartier. As a composer in his own right, Antonio has scored award-winning short films, feature films and television series. In collaboration with David Menke, he scored the horror/comedy feature Stung, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015. In 2016, Antonio scored the feature film Joe Cinque's Consolation which premiered internationally at the Toronto International Film Festival. Later that year he composed the original music for the Canal+ original comedy series, Kaboul Kitchen. During 2015-2017, Antonio has also collaborated with composers Michael Tordjman and Maxime Desprez as arranger and synth programmer on a wide range of popular French comedy films such as RAID DINGUE (Danny Boon), BABYSITTING (Philippe Lacheau), MA FAMILLE T'ADORE DÉJÀ (Jérôme Commandeur), ALIBI.com (Philippe Lacheau), LES NOUVELLES AVENTURES DE CENDRILLON (Lionel Steketee) as well as the original music for the live stadium tour for France's best-known stand-up comedians, GAD ELMALEH and KEV ADAMS.
8 years of practical piano and organ, theory and musicianship with nationally moderated exams (AMEB - Australian Music Examinations Board).
Bachelor of Arts degree at the Australian National University. Majors in Italian, French & Philosophy, minor in Linguistics. Awarded the Dante Alighieri Society University Medal for Italian.
Graduate certificate in screen composition at the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Participation in electronic music workshop and workshop of the music of Stanley Kubrick, DAMS Bologna.
Languages: English (native), French (bilingual level), Italian (fluent).