Born in Melbourne, Australia, Valentino began his guitar training at the age of three, and performed for his first professional engagement at 16.

Growing up in a musical family of European origin, Valentino’s love for music was nurtured from an early age, most notably by his first teacher: his father. Together, they explored many different styles of music and the versatility of the guitar.

Valentino now has a wide knowledge of music and has various influences including European Balkan, Gypsy and Latin, with a particular emphasis on Flamenco.