Conductor and trombonist born in Lugano, Alessandro Benazzo has been a full-time conducting since 2017.
In 2016/17 he conducting the IV Mahler’s Symphony, the Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Stravinsky’s Octet, Berio’s Folk Songs, K.Stockhausen’s Zeitmasse, Boulez’s Derive I, Schönberg’s KammerSymphonie, Ligeti’s KammerKonzert with the Ensemble 900 of the Italian-Swiss Conservatory.
Currently he conducts as guest the "Accademia Estro Armonico" ensemble formed by musicians from KKL of Lucerne, Orchestra Verdi of Milan, Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra of Milan and Filarmonica della Scala. He has also conducting the Ticino Musica Ensemble (Swiss), Swiss-Italian Youth Camerata, Symphonische Orchester Mammern (Swiss), Swiss Accordion, Vivaldi’s Strings Orchestra (Swiss).
Recently he appeared at the Lugano Concert Hall, on "Paganini" broadcast by RSI, a rare and innovative production of the "Kraanerg" multimedia stage tragedy by I. Xenakis with Ensemble 900 / Present and Arturo Tamayo.
He has starred with Ch.Lindberg and H.Hardenberger at the 39th Festival de Musique de Sion-Valaise for the first of "The Ballade of KitBone" by F. Högberg.
In literary terms, he presented an essay on Arnold Schönberg in 2015 commissioned by the E. Lindenberg Foundation (Swiss) and published in Italian and English languages in the "Reto Rigassi Dodecafonia” catalog, available at www.fondazionelindenberg.org
Alessandro conducting, from the age of 15, original works and transcriptions for wind orchestras, choir, as well as continuous exploration of rarely performed pieces in order to present the music to a heterogeneous audience.
He is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor in Swiss of the Agno Wind Orchestra, Canterini of Lugano Choir, Canobbio Choir. In Italy he conducting Porlezza Wind Orchestra and San Fedele Wind Orchestra.
Since 2017 he is Artistic Advisor and creator of the international choral meeting "InCanto" (Castagnola-Swiss), now in its second edition.
In 2018 he is appointed Principal Conductor of the Schola Cantorum Ambrosiana of the Milano’s Diocese.
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