Rosario plays piano and loves drums and rhythm in general.

His music is a synthesis of jazz sounds, elements of prog-rock and cinematic sound textures, as well as classical melodies and counterpoints.

The last musical professional learning path was the “Master in film scoring” with Francesco De Donatis and Sergio Prezioso at the Oxford School of Lecce (Italy), in 2022. In this one he learned the work of the film composer from a to z (composition, orchestration, mockup, mix and mastering, film music theory).

The entrance of Rosario into the world of music occurred around the age of 10, due to a gift – a Bontempi melodica – from his father who is a passionate – though not professional – musician. On that keyboard he began to compose his first “noises”.

In the same period (1990-91) Rosario enrolled in the marching band of his small village (Centuripe, Sicily, Italy). He played the saxophone. 

He kept on playing and studying both instruments until the age of 21, in various contexts such as symphonic and religious – even for funerals – while at the same time he played keyboards and drums in rock, metal, pop and prog projects (it’s important mentioning the intensive experience with the Dream Theater tribute band).

This was his relationship with the world of music until the piano took over.

After discovering Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Bach – and being moved by their music – Rosario first enrolled at the University of Music and then at Saint Louis College of Music” in Rome, attending  jazz piano and arrangement courses for 3 years. The main masters – and great musicians – of the college were: Riccardo Fassi, Andrea Beneventano, Pierpaolo Principato, Claudio Colasazza and Roberto Spadoni, as well as Gianluca Podio teaching film scoring techniques.

In the field of pop Rosario has worked with several artists, as arranger and pianist.

Rosario’s “closet” is full of original compositions, partly used and partly not.

We recall here the compositions for silent movies, made during the European Festival Strade del Cinema (Aosta, Italy) in 2006 and 2007: “Feet of mud” with Harry Langdon, “His royal slyness” with Harold Lloyd,”In the park” by and with Charlie Chaplin.

Rosario has performed in Italy, France, U.S.A. 

The most important venues are: Alexander Platz (Roma), Duarte Black Theater (Los Angeles), Le Cave du 38, Duc des Lombards, Sunset-Sunside (Paris), FoirExpo (Orléans, Paris), Maison d’Italie (Paris), Fondation des Etats-Unis (Paris).

Rosario is a passionate and versatile musician. He considers himself as and endless “scholar”, always between the practice and the theoretical study of music. He has always approached art in a transversal way, with a free and curious spirit. To him art has no limits or barriers of any kind.

He is co-producer and music director of “L’Opera è jazz”, an original italian project which received the prix “music appreciation” in the program MUSIC MATTERS in Duarte, Los Angeles, 2013. 

The music that Rosario composes today is certainly influenced by the energy and the movement of his life.

Rosario’s kind of music looks at the world with the curious eyes of a child, without judging and remaining true to itself. Forever.