Filippo Ferruggiara was born in Verbania, Italy, on May 13, 1990. At a young age he began studying percussion instruments and went to graduate in 2013 at the Novara Conservatoire with Maestro Matteo Moretti.

He broadened his musical competence by also studying piano, organ, trombone, classical and jazz harmony and composition.

In 2013 at the Milan Conservatoire he entered the composition class of Maestro Elisabetta Brusa and in June 2020 he passed his Master’s degree in Composition at the Brescia Conservatoire with Maestro Paolo Ugoletti. He’s currently attending a MMus in Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London with Maestro Stephen Montague.

He also graduated in 2019 in orchestral conducting at the Italian Conducting Academy in Milan with Maestro Gilberto Serembe.

He has worked for many years as a freelance arranger of various musical genres such as classical, jazz, pop and folk, as a copyist for many different contemporary works for orchestras and he has recorded, mastered and edited several CD’s.

He has taught music and percussion instruments and drums, privately and in many primary and secondary schools, since he was 17. Currently teaching at WLFS secondary in Hammersmith, London.

He has performed as a percussionist, trombonist, keyboard player and conductor since he was young in many concerts with various types of ensembles such symphonic orchestras, wind orchestras, brass bands, percussion ensembles, big bands and jazz ensembles.