ALESSANDRA GELFINI

Alessandra Gelfini is a pianist of various interests, which lead her to explore different musical genres and fields.

Born in Como, she studied at Conservatoires "G. Verdi" (Como) and "A. Boito" (Parma), where she graduated with honors in the class of Cristina Carini. She specialized for classical music with Alexander Lonquich (Firenze), Rosalyn Tureck (Oxford), Paolo Bordoni (getting an "Alto Perfezionamento" degree with best marks at Accademia Musicale Pescarese) and, for chamber music, Massimo Somenzi, Pier Narciso Masi, il Trio di Trieste, Maureen Jones and Enrico Bronzi. She won several national and international prizes, as a soloist and in chamber music, and she got the "Franz Terraneo" prize, as the best graduate of her town.

She has performed in Italy (“Teatro delle Erbe”, “Pomeriggi Musicali”, “Serate Musicali” e “Società dei Concerti” in Milano, “Circolo Filarmonico Astigiano”, “Società del Quartetto” of Busto Arsizio, “Museo Revoltella” in Trieste), in Switzerland, Croatia and Argentina, where she debuted in 2001 at “Centro Nacional de la Musica y la Danza” in Buenos Aires. She also played for RadioRAI, RSI (Radio Svizzera Italiana) ReteDue and Radio Popolare, and she recorded for Fabbri Editori and Tetraktys Music. While in she devoted herself for a long time to contemporary music (ensemble Musicamorfosi) and,
during a long stay in Buenos Aires, she studied Argentine tango, becoming a passionate performer in ensembles ranging from duo to quintet. She collaborated , as composer /arranger with Associazione Teatrale “Anello di Moebius” for "Cafè Tango”, with “Teatro Dimitri”, Verscio (CH), with which she made a long tour to Stuttgart with the show “Cabarietè”, and with Antonella Astolfi, actress and singer, for “Breve catalogo di donne, animali & persone” ("Short catalog of women, animals and people").

She founded the "Two Dice" duo with Max Pizio (sax), with whom she faces a repertoire that ranges from contemporary music to jazz and Argentinian tango. With "Two Dice" she recorded the CD "Alea" (Tetraktys Music) and for Radio Svizzera Italiana, "Cafè Tango". She is the pianist of "Trio Wieck"- devoted to research and performance of the music of female composers, from the past and contemporary - of "Florestano" piano duo, at first with Elena Strati - with whom she recorded the CD "Viaggio a quattro mani" (Tetraktys Music), then with Roberto Arosio - and of Cècile Ensemble, project entirely dedicated to film music.

At the moment she studies composition with Carlo Ballarini and Eros Negri at Conservatoire “G. Verdi” of Como.

 

 

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