Born in Belgium and raised in Italy in an artistic and international family, I moved to England to pursue my passions in music – and in Shakespeare.
Indeed, I’ve been involved with Shakespeare’s work from every side: as a musician, an actor, a director, a teacher and now as a scholar. His work remains for me an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
As well as many years’ work as a professional musician, touring, playing, writing and recording, I have 10 years’ experience as a Teacher in Secondary school settings. I believe very deeply in the fundamental importance of excellent teaching, as well as the sole purpose of education which is, as Yeats said, ‘the lighting of a fire’.
I teach and lecture on Shakespeare, Plato, the Platonic Tradition, William Blake and Romantic Poetry for the Temenos Academy, the Prince of Wales School of Traditional Arts, the William Blake Society, Rewley House Oxford and Madingley Hall Cambridge among others.
I am alsoPhD candidate at St Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, writing on ‘Shakespeare and the Language of Grace’.