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Alessandro Giangrande

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Alessandro Giangrande


Countertenor Contre-ténor, born in Monopoli near Bari in 1978, he studied at the Music Conservatory “N. Rota” of Monopoli with Serafina Tuzzi with the highest marks and he
graduated in Violin highschool with Francesco D'Orazio. He also pursued
training in Economics at the University of Bari, graduating in 2003.
He studied baroque music with: Maria Cristina Kiehr, Roberta Invernizzi, Rosa Domínguez, Claudio Cavina, Jill Feldmann, Renè Clemencic and with the English Countertenor Paul Esswood, teacher at the “Royal Academy of Music” in London.
He took part in many competitions: first prize at the “5th Premio città di Brindisi” and the Honour Diploma at the “TIM Competition”.
He’s been interpreter of Monteverdi’s Operas as: “L’Orfeo” staged by Trisha Brown and musical director Renè Jacobs at “59° Festival of Aix en Provence”; “Ottone” in “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” at “30° Festival of Ambronay” and at “MITO Settembre Musica” in Milan with Claudio Cavina & “La Venexiana”.
He collaborate with “Academia Montis Regalis” directed by Alessandro De Marchi and with the chamber ensemble “L’Astrèe-Montis Regalis” and his director Giorgio Tabacco.
In 2008 he appears at the “Resonanzen” Festival of the Wiener Konzerthaus and “Mostly Mozart Festival” at “Lincoln Center” in New York with “Concerto Italiano” and Rinaldo Alessandrini.
He is active in medieval music, being a member of the choir “Ars Antiqua”. With this ensemble he has sung for the “Elpidiense Organistic Academy” and for the “Ars Organi Festival”in Lecce.
In February 2002 he made his dedut as Liscione in “La Dirindina”of D. Scarlatti, for the “EuroOrchestra” in Bari and in Lecce with the Salentine Orchestra “Terra d'Otranto”.
He took part in many concerts and festivals as: “Festival Sinfonia en Perigord”, ”Festival de Sarrebourg”, “Festival d’Evron” ,“Festival Oude Muziek” in Utrecht,”Festival Baroque Valloire”,“Festival Grandezze e Meraviglie”,“XXXI Festival della Valle d'Itria” of Martina Franca in “Farinelli Imperatore del '700” and at the “VIII Barocco Festival Leonardo Leo” in “La semiglianza de chi l'ha fatta”, “Misteria Paschalia in Krakow”
“Antiqua Bozen”, “Lodz Philarmonic”, “Accademia Filarmonica Romana”, “XI Festival Lodoviciano” in Viadana, “IX Festival dei Teatri possibili” in Foggia invited by “Solisti Dauni”, “The Organ Tradition in Puglia”, “V Festival Internazionale di Musica Antica” in Pescara, “VIII Festival dell'Aurora” in Crotone” singing “VIII Libro dei Madrigali” of Claudio Monteverdi, “IX
Festival le ore d’Organo in Ancona.
He took part as a solist in contemporary music festivals in which he has sung “Carmina Burana” of Carl Orff for “Duni Festival” in Matera and in the Autumn 2004 he was interpreter, in a world premiere, “Der Misogyne” libretto by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, music by Hans-Wilhelm Plate at the “Lessing Theater” in Wolfenbuttel and at the “Wolfsburg Theater” in Wolfsburg.
He also sing the music of the I talian composer Aldo Clementi in “Festival Pontino” in Latina and
“Festival Nuova Consonanza” in Rome.
Still abroad as a solist, he took part in the “1st Miskolc International Opera Festival” in Hungary, and in the summer 2002 he was chosen by his music school to take part in a masterclass in South Corea at the “Chung-Ang” University in Seoul and he partecipated in the final concert at the famous “Art-Center”.
As a solist he has recorded several records, among which the whole “Messiah” of G.F.Handel for the label K617-Harmonia Mundi with “La Chapelle Rhenane”,“Missa Romana” with Rinaldo Alessandrini and “Concerto Italiano” NAÏVE, “Magnificat” ed Tactus, “Romanze da Camera” of Giuseppe Verdi to celebrate Verdi Centenary in 2001 and “Missa Borromea” for solist and choir of
Next year I will sing in Paris in a world premier of Francesco Cavalli “Erismena” with Claudio Cavina and “La Venexiana”.