Alessandra Garosi

Alessandra Garosi lives in Tuscany, Italy. She is active as a solo pianist performer and as a member of several chamber music groups. As a soloist she performed for the main international Festivals in Hollad, Switzerland, Germany, Danimarc, Romania, Belgium, Italy as well as in USA, Australia and Mexico.

She was awarded her piano degree in 1984 in Florence after studies with Paolo Rio Nardi and Gregoria Gobbi. Allasandra then travelled to Australia where she studied with Sonya Hanke before undertaking further studies in contemporary repertoire with Pascal Rogé, Giancarlo Cardini, Georgy Sebok and Ivan Moravec as well as classical repertoire and chamber music with Pier Narciso Masi. At Indiana University, Bloomington USA, she studied acting with Johanna Park, composition with J Meuhelsen, piano with Shigeo Neriky and chamber music with the Borodin Trio. Alessandra was supported throughout by scholarships and awards.

With her ensemble, Harmonia (Orio Odori clarinet, Damiano Puliti cello, Paolo Corsi percussions), she has worked for the Italian label Materiali Sonori since 1991 as a pianist, arranger and composer, exploring musical areas from minimalism to soundtracks, from Frank Zappa to Nino Rota.  Harmonia performs in Europe, Mexico and is acclaimed by the main networks in Japan, United States and Europe as a cutting-edge chamber ensemble in the international cross-over music panorama.

Despite her classical training, Alessandra has always been interested in popular, folk and cross-over music. She has collaborated with musicians from the popular music genre such as the Kocani Orkestar, the Iranian composer Kamran Khacheh, the singer Francesca Breschi, and the soundtrack composer Michael Nyman. She has played together with Jazz international artists such as Enrico Rava, Giorgio Gaslini and Stefano Bollani; and classical musicians such as Harvey Sachs, Gavin Bryars, Pier Narciso Masi, Daniel Schell and Ugo Amendola. Alessandra has recorded with 20th Century Music, New Tone, Ema Records, Materiali Sonori, Inps (France), Warner, Independent Recording (Mexico).

Currently Alessandra is lecturing at Turin Conservatorium.

Alessandra has recorded for Wirripang:

May in Black and White  (May Howlett)