Riccardo was born in Italy. He started playing classical guitar at the age of 10 and he was admitted to a middle school specializing in music. Riccardo furthered his studies for three years and then applied to a private music school specializing in rock and blues music. He won a scholarship two years in a row with his band “No root” and he had the chance to participate in the European master class “A Young Jazz Prize for Europe”. After that, Riccardo attended the university of A.Buzzola. He also earned a Master`s degree in jazz guitar studying with some of the best musicians on the Italian jazz scene, such as Bebo Ferra, Riccardo Fioravanti, Stefano Bagnoli, and Andrea Pozza. Riccardo also had the chance to participate in various master classes with Scott Henderson, Mike Stern, Jerry Bergonzi, Tom Harrel, Garrison Fewell, and Robben Ford. He also won the scholarship as best guitar student at “Accademia Del Suono” in Milan.
While residing in Tokyo, he started writing some original music inspired by Japanese kanjis and in February 2014 he was able to tour Japan with his “Wolf Gang 4et” band. The American Guitar Academy is grateful to have Riccardo on our superb team of teachers.