Luca, I assume that your family background played a key role in the early days of your musical career and your growing passion for classical music? But how did you discover your passion for the metal music genre?
My father was a cello player. I lost him when I was two years old, but it looks like music was in our family’s genes and I truly absorbed all his passion and love for classical music. On top, thanks to my mother, I grew up listening to Bach and Beethoven. Once adolescent I fell in love with the melodic Italian and European pop artists (Europe, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, etc.), with trance and some electronic music too. During the first years of high school, some friends connected me with the world of metal. I felt immediately in love with the German band Helloween, as that band was representing the perfect combination between the melodic pop I always liked and the new energy and the powerful impact of the electric guitars I was starting to discover. At the same time, thanks to the movie Batman of Tim Burton, I discovered the world of the movie soundtracks too, considered by me as a sort of “classical music 2.0”.