Nico started playing clarinet at the age of 6. Graduating from the Conservatory “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence, he has studied with Dave Liebman and Tony Scott. Since 1987 he has regularly performed in prestigious festivals and worked for the Italian Television. In 1999 he started his collaboration with Stefano Bollani and Enrico Rava. He has taught at the Washington University in St. Louis and since 2006 he is a member of the Vienna Art Orchestra.