Classically trained musician who bridged various styles and genres, incorporating pop, rock, world music, and folk music.
He graduated from Milan's Conservatorio Verdi in 1982 with a degree in composition, after which he was mentored by famed composer
He composed music for many movies, including The Intouchables from 2011 and Acquario from 1996, which was awarded the best-soundtrack Grolla d'oro.
He was the grandson of
He wrote music for the award-winning 2010 film Black Swan for which Natalie Portman won the Academy Award for Best Actress.