Born in Spain into a musical family, he started violin and piano studies at an early age, later graduating to conducting and to composition at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire in Milan.
Between 1999 and 2003 he was the Artistic and Music Director of the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano, where he conducted many symphonic concerts and new operatic productions with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra.
Since 1997 he has conducted in major European festivals, including a new production of Falstaff at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Munich Opera Festival, Festival de Radio France, Rossini Opera Festival, Biennale of Venice, Wexford Opera Festival, festivals in Wiesbaden, Granada and Buxton.
An accomplished interpreter of contemporary music, he conducted the world premiere of Il Processo by Alberto Colla at La Scala (2001), Medusa by Arnaldo de Felice at the Bavarian State Opera and Isabella by Azio Corghi at the Rossini Opera Festival (1998), and many others premieres with the major European orchestras.
Since 2001 he has been invited by the principal European opera houses: Falstaff at the Paris Champs-Elysees theatre, Il Barbiere di Siviglia at La Scala and Bavarian State Opera, Una Cosa Rara and Hyperion in Stuttgart, Il Re Pastore at La Monnaie, La Finta Giardiniera at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lucia di Lammermoor in Montecarlo.
As both an opera and concert conductor, he regularly collaborates with orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Russian National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Orchestre Philarmonique du Montecarlo, Swiss Radio Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic.