Valerio is the winner of the silver medal (Second Prize) in 2019 at the 11th USA International Harp Competition, the first prize at the International Harp Sound Competition in Saluzzo (2016), the first prize at the Korea International Harp Competition in Seoul (2018) and the first prize at the Reinl-Stiftung Fondation Competition in Vienna (2018).
Valerio is an incredibly talented young harpist with a great artistic personality and a natural feeling for music which makes his performances a beautiful and unique artistic moment. (Letizia Belmondo, harpist)
He graduated from the Conservatory of Turin continuing his studies in Lausanne, where he obtained two Masters of Arts with Letizia Belmondo. The Haute École de Musique de Lausanne conferred him a special award for his talent during the graduation ceremony.
Valerio has participated in numerous international competitions, almost always winning the first prize. In 2012 First Prize at the International Competition City of Cagliari, in 2016 First Prize at the International Competition Suoni d'Arpa in Saluzzo, in 2018 he won the First Prize both in Seoul, at the Korea International Harp Competition, and in Vienna, Reinl-Stiftung Foundation Competition. Finally, in 2019 he won the silver medal (Second Prize) at the 11th USA International Harp Competition. On this occasion he also won the special prize for the best performance of a contemporary piece.
Three foundations awarded Valerio the First Prize and financed and promoted him: in 2014 the CRT Foundation of Turin, in 2017 the Kiefer Hablitzel of Bern and in 2018 the Schenk of Zofingen.
Valerio performs as a soloist in Europe, the United States and Korea. Some festivals he has participated in are the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Korea Harp Festival in Seoul, the O / Modernt Festival in Stockholm, the Musikdorf in Ernen, Arpa Plus in Zaragoza, the Mizmorim Festival in Basel. The most important performances include Debussy's Dances in Turin with the Camerata Ducale, the Concerto by R. Gliere in Zofingen with the Argovia Philharmonic and the Aranjuez Concerto by J. Rodrigo in Lausanne with the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne.
Valerio has the desire to expand the harp repertoire and dedicates himself to the composition of original pieces and transcriptions for his instrument.