Conductor and trombonist, Alessandro Benazzo is a strong supporter and innovator of new music.

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.

2017 he obtained the title "Orchestra Conducting in Contemporary Repertoire" at the Swiss-Italian Conservatory of Lugano.

In 2016/17 he has conducting the IV Symphony by G.Mahler, the Pierrot Lunaire by Schönberg, the Octett by Stravinsky, Berio's Folk Songs, K.Stockhausen's Zeitmasse, Boulez's Derive I,

Schönberg/Webern's KammerSymphonie and G.Ligeti's KammerKonzert with the Ensemble 900 and TicinoMusica Ensemble of the Swiss-italian.

Recently he appeared at the Lugano's Concert Hall, on "Paganini" broadcast by RSI, a rare and innovative production of the "Kraanerg" multimedia stage tragedy by I. Xenakis.

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

Accredited in wind orchestra and choral environments, Alessandro is a highly successful conducting of original works and transcriptions for wind orchestras, 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 Intelvi Wind Orchestra.

From 2017 he is Artistic Advisor and creator of the international choral show "InCanto" (Castagnola-Swiss), now in his first edition.

Foto: © Marianna Santoni 2007

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