Born in Naples in 1971, he displayed a profound interest in the entertainment world from a young age. At 8, his father noticed Salvatore's fascination with music and gifted him a keyboard, where he began playing the first notes. At 14, he was captivated by the spotlight, and his passion was recognized when the middle school selected him to participate in a series of performances under the guidance of renowned Neapolitan actress Luisa Conte, who served as the patroness of the events.
During one of the engaging performances at the Sannazzaro Theater, he faced a piano for the first time. This instrument stole his heart instantly, igniting an uncontrollable passion within him. He studied the piano privately and enriched his musical journey with a meticulous understanding of music theory.
In the '90s, he embarked on a career as a musician, joining various bands, including a classical Neapolitan music ensemble, I Cantori Partenopei, with whom he collaborated for over two decades.
After obtaining a diploma as a chemical expert in 1990, he enrolled in the faculty of economics and commerce. However, halfway through his exams, he made the courageous decision to abandon his academic studies to dedicate himself to his musical passion fully. In 1999, he won a competition that granted him an honour loan. With these funds, Salvatore invested in opening MidiSound Studio, a recording studio that hosted a series of artistic talents drawn to his expertise and professionalism for twenty years. Simultaneously, he initiated a production of young talents, overseeing musical arrangements and video productions.
As a freelancer, he collaborated with various recording studios, further expanding his experience in the music industry.
In 2016, driven by the desire for a new life and captivated by the British music scene, he relocated to the United Kingdom. Upon arriving in the UK, he began working as a sound technician for an indie film titled "The Daughter," directed by Gennaro Capasso. The proceeds from the film were donated to support the earthquake victims in Central Italy in August 2016. In this new phase, he found employment as a healthcare operator in a specialized nursing home for dementia patients, Villa Scalabrini. This choice provided him with the opportunity to face the challenges and difficulties inherent in the patient's condition daily.
In parallel with his work in caregiving, he continued cultivating his passion for music, entertaining patients with his musical performances. This invaluable experience provided him with a deep understanding of the power of music in alleviating the symptoms of dementia and improving the quality of life for the residents.
In 2020, he participated in a competition organized by Abbey Road Studios, where he had the opportunity to compose a soundtrack for a segment of the renowned animated film "Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles." His talent placed him among the top ten composers. This experience prompted him to deepen his studies in music and skills further.
In 2023, he reached the pinnacle of his efforts by graduating with First Honours at the University of West London. He meticulously crafted his thesis to create relaxing musical compositions based on solid scientific foundations to alleviate the symptoms of dementia. His unique investigation seemed to confirm the effectiveness of music in mitigating various aspects related to dementia. The clinical study included not only physical aspects such as blood oxygenation but also psychological aspects, which positively influenced the mood and speech fluency of the patients.
The composition of original pieces, specifically tailored for individuals affected by dementia, is a largely unexplored field in which Salvatore is considered a pioneer. His work experience inspired his decision to focus his research on dementia with patients affected by this condition and his deep sensitivity towards the people he has seen suffering. Music, in general, has a positive effect on every human being, but there are exceptions. In the case of dementia, careful consideration should be given to the selection of music to administer, as it could also negatively affect the patients.