Conductor, gregorianist and trombonist born in Lugano (CH), Alessandro Benazzo is constantly pushed to reposition music in the current artistic context.
Since 2018 he is principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Schola Cantorum Ambrosiana - Porlezza, Milano’s diocese.
Currently he’s also the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor in Switzerland of theCanterini of Lugano Choir, Canobbio Choir, Agno Wind Ensemble.In Italy he conducting the Porlezza Wind Ensemble. He is guest conductor of the San Fedele Wind Ensemble.
He has been guest conductor of the "Accademia Estro Armonico” made up of musicians from Lucerne’s KKL, Milan’s Orchestra verdi, Pomeriggi Musicali and Filarmonica della Scala,Ensemble 900 of the Italian-Switzerland Conservatory,Ticino Musica Ensemble,Swiss-Italian Youth Camerata, Symphonische Orchester Mammern, Swiss Accordion, Vivaldi’s Strings Orchestra.
He has directed works of the 900/present by Mahler - IV Symphony-, Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Verklärte Nacht, Stravinsky’s Octet, Berio’s Folk Songs, K.Stockhausen’s Zeitmasse, Boulez’s Derive I, the KammerSymphonie by Schönberg/Webern and Ligeti’s KammerKonzert.
Recently he appeared on the RSI’s broadcast for the production of the scenic multimedia tragedy "Kraanerg" 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 the literary terms, in 2015 he presented anessay on Arnold Schönberg commissioned by the E.Lindenberg Foundation and published in Italian-English in the catalog “Reto Rigassi Dodecafonia”, available at www.fondazionelindenberg.org.
Since 2017 he is Artistic Advisor and creator of the international choral meeting "InCanto" (Castagnola-Swiss), now in its third edition.
Since 2019 collaborates with the italian singer-songwriter Davide Van Desfroos.
He will also be guest soloist with the Lugano Chamber orchestra on tour with the Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra by L.Mozart.
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