At the age of eight, he started his musical studies with the Cello under the guidance of M° Vito Paternoster, achieving the bachelor degree in 2006. From 1998 to 2001 he played the Cello in the Youth Orchestra of Conservatory Niccolò Piccinni, covering from 2001 to 2005 the role of Primo Cello. Always interested in all the forms of expression in the musical field, he undertook the study of the Opera Voice under the guidance of his father, M° Giacomo Colafelice, and in 2009 he obtained the Bachelor degree in Voice at the E.R. Duni Conservatory in Matera and in 2012 the Master degree in Musical Disciplines - Voice at the Braga Music Institute of Teramo with the highest vote.
In 2010 he won the scholarship of the Teatro alla Scala of Milan Academy: Training Course for Post Graduate Diploma in: "Self-Employment of Music and Entertainment " A.M.A. course, AF 2010/2011 - V Edition, Milan.
From 2005 to 2007: Stage Director at Bitonto Opera Festival.
From 2009 to 2012 he has been a Stage Master at the Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli and the Theaters of Bari. This will enable him to work with important Directors: Walter Pagliaro, Elena Barbalich, Francesco Esposito, Daniele Abbado, Michal Znaniecki, Roberto De Simone , Boris Stetka, Michele Mirabella, Vittorio Sgarbi, Federico Tiezzi, William Kerley, Denis Krief.
Conductors: Stefan Anton Reck, Renato Palumbo, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Jonathan Webb, Antonino Fogliani, Evelino Pidò, Vito Clemente, Boris Brott, Fabio Mastrangelo, Alberto Veronesi, Nik Cabaretti, Ralf Weikert, Roberto Abbado and Lorin Maazel.
Graduating in Orchestral Conducting under the guidance of M° Giovanni Pelliccia at the Conservatory N. Piccinni of Bari, for musical performances and events of the same institution, he conducted in Bari in the 2015 the Igor Stravinskij’s “Suite 1 for Little Orchestra”, in July 2016 for the Beethoven Piano Festival he conducted the “Piano Concerto op. 19 n. 2” at the Redentore Institute in Bari, in October 2016 he conducted the “Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra” by A. Copland, in March 2017 for the project “The Illuminated Shadow” he conducted the “Serenade for nine instruments” by Giovanni Salviucci to the Church of S. Teresa dei Maschi in Bari. In August 2016 he attended a conducting Master class at the "Italian Opera Academy" by M° Riccardo Muti on the opera “La Traviata” by G. Verdi.
In May 2017 he participates in the Master class held by M° Wolfgang Kurz at the N. Piccinni Conservatory of Bari where he conducted, during the final concert, "Die schöne Melusine" by F. Mendelssohn and "Gesänge des Harfners op.12" by F. Schubert (orchestrated by Max Reger).
In May 2017 he wons also a hearing and participates to the Master class of Mº Donato Renzetti with the “Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra” of Milan at the Arcimboldi Theater.
In July 2017 he graduated with 110/110 cum Laude in Orchestral Conducting at the N. Piccinni Conservatory of Bari under the guidance of the Mº G. Pelliccia; for the graduation concert he conducted the Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 1 by Richard Strauss and the Symphony No. 3 (Scottish) by Felix Mendelssohn at the Abeliano Theater in Bari.
In April 2018 he worked as conductor at the State Opera Theater of Stara Zagora in Bulgaria, where he conducted three chamber operas by: Kurt Weill “Mahagonny - Ein Songspiel” and “Die sieben todsünden” and by Hindemith “Hin und zurück”.
In May 2018 he also conducted the “Rigoletto” by G. Verdi at the State Opera Theatre of Stara Zagora thus fulfilling his great Opera debut.
In June 2018 he recorded extracts from "La bohème" by G. Puccini with the State Opera of Stara Zagora Orchestra.
In November 2018 he participated to the second edition of the “Antal Dorati International Conducting Competition” where he conducted works by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Mozart with the MAV Symphonic Orchestra of Budapest.
In May 2019 he performs the first piano concert by Beethoven with the pianist Leonardo Colafelice for the piano festival "Piano and Friends" in Molfetta, conducting the OFP Philharmonic Orchestra.
In June 2019 he conducts the N. Piccinni Conservatory Symphony Orchestra at Nino Rota Auditorium in Bari, performing a song in world premiere for accordion and string orchestra of the Bari’s composer Massimo De Lillo.
In September 2019 he conducts the Bari Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra with the violinist Maria Serena Salvemini performing works by Beethoven, Tartini, Saint-Saën and Haydn.
Then, having won a scholarship, he leaves Italy for Washington D.C. where he will be engaged for the next two years in an Artist Diploma in Conducting. From the beginning of October 2019 he joins M° Simeone Tartaglione at the Music Center of Strathmore in Maryland with the MCYO Orchestra in the role of assistant conductor.
In November 2019 he conducts the Catholic University Symphonic Orchestra at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington D.C. with the Catholic University harps and Peabody Harps Ensemble and the harpist Michaela Trnkova.
In January 2020 he returns to Italy where he performs the repertoire of Johann Strauss II's Walzer at the Church of Santa Maria del Rosario in Pomigliano d'Arco with the BAT Symphony Orchestra.
Back in the United States, he participates in numerous master classes studying under the guidance of important figures such as: Leonard Slatkin, Gemma New, Manfred Honeck.
In February 2020 he conducts a world premiere composition “Alert” by Dott. Robert A. Baker at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., with the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra and the solo flute Troy Paolantonio.
In July 2020 for the Magna Grecia Festival and Matera Festival, he conducts the Magna Grecia Symphony Orchestra with the bandoneon and accordion soloist Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, in a repertoire entirely dedicated to Astor Piazzolla.