Born in Florence, Italy, Sergio spent his early years in the Tuscan city before moving to Australia. Sergio has spent a significant time abroad, studying in Sienna and performing along Italy’s Adriatic Coast.
“Music is another language I’ve learnt, just like English – a language I understand, like to speak and continue to learn about,” Sergio says.
Sergio completed a Masters of Music at Melbourne University – studying under John Griffiths and taking masterclasses with world-renowned guitarist John Williams before taking further study in Italy with Oscar Ghiglia and Alirio Diaz.
Sergio’s talents are well respected within the music industry, performers including The Cat Empire, and Hollywood film writer and musician, Tim Davies have invited Sergio to collaborate with them on their albums and on stage. Sergio was also asked to compose and perform the title track for Frank Lotito’s romantic comedy Big Mamma’s Boy.
Recent projects include working with the Grigoryan Brothers, Italian classical virtuoso Massimo Scattolin,and flamenco guitarist Valentino. Over the last two years Sergio has performed at the Adelaide Guitar Festival, Peninsula Music Festival, Lorne Festival, the Murray River Music Festival, the Brunswick Beethoven Festival and the Melbourne Guitar Makers Festival. Sergio is currently Head of Guitar at Haileybury, and is also editor of LatinGuitarMastery.com and the Guitar Conversations podcast.