ALESSANDRA GAROSI Born in Siena, she graduated in piano in 1984 in Florence with the Masters Paolo Rio Nardi and Gregoria Gobbi. She then traveled to Australia where she continued her piano studies with Sonya Hanke in Sydney. On her return to Europe she studied with Pascal Rogè in Nice, with Alain Meunier at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, with Ivan Moravec in Ireland, with Giancarlo Cardini at the GAMO in Florence, with Georgy Sebok in Switzerland and Pier Narciso Masi at the International Academy of Biella. In 1987 she attended the University of Indiana at Bloomington in the U.S.A. where she studied various disciplines including theater, composition and musical studies with pianists Shigeo Neriky and Georgy Sebok, chamber music with the Borodin trio and composition with John Meuhelsen. She has played on four continents since 1985, a guest in major festivals and theaters. He has collaborated with great masters of classical music such as Pier Narciso Masi and Harvey Sachs, met and collaborated with famous contemporary jazz personalities such as Stefano Bollani, Stefano Zenni and Giorgio Gaslini, played with minimalists including Gavin Bryars, Roger Eno, Michael Nyman. Active in the field of contemporary and border music, he collaborated with Kocani Orkestar, with German trumpet player Markus Stockhausen, often involved in international projects such as the Alternative Festival in Prague and the "Festival of Slow Music" in Australia as well as in the "Nueva Musica" of the Teatro de la Ciulad in Mexico City. Many composers have written music for her, including Roger Eno, Gavin Bryars, Mitchel Peter Hamel, Kamran Khacheh, Steven Brown, Daniel Shell, May Howlett. She is active as a soloist and has been part of the Harmonia group working for the management of Materiali Sonori from 1990 to 2010. Harmonia has explored musical territories from minimalism to music for cinema, leaving a wide and varied discographic literature, from Frank Zappa to Nino Rota . Harmonia was welcomed by the national and international press as an icon of border chamber music in the 1990s and beyond. In theatrical fields he has interwoven artistic projects with directors (among others) Kevin Crowford, Giovanni Massa (Ferribotte Film) Romano Usai and Fulvio Cauteruccio.
She has recorded for Warner, New Tone, Ema Records, Sound Materials, Imps (France), Independent Recording (Mexico) and currently appears in more than thirty record works. Despite her classical training, she has always been interested in Sardinian, Macedonian folk music, Indian musical traditions, Aboriginal Australian and Asian music, contemplating the contemporary Jazz. The latest releases include the project in collaboration with the Centro Studi Busoni on the music of the pianist-composer Giorgio Gaslini, then to follow the piano monograph by the Australian composer MAY HOWLETT "May in Black and White" (Wirripang Editions-Naxos) and " Zappa in Recital "for" Fat Rain "taken from the concert live at the Melbourne Recital Hall with Adam Simmons on clarinets and saxophones, David Jones on percussion (2017). She plays as a soloist, in a duo with saxophonist Adam Simmons, in trio with Renata Lacko (violin) and Caroline Boersma (cello), with flutist Katrina Emtage and collaborates with the Finnish string quartet "Theoreme". He is Professor of Chamber Music with a chair in role at the Conservatory of Piacenza, as well as often interviews in educational projects of Italian and foreign institutes in the context of Masterclasses addressed above all to Contemporary Music and Ensemble Music.
New York Univeristy Ottobre 2015
"Exploration" con Markus Stockhausen.
Musica negli Horti Luglio 2015
"La Voce delle Donne" con Caroline Boersma
Teatro 13 Firenze Marzo 2015
"Omaggio a Giorgio Gaslini": LEGGENDE POPOLARI INTORNO AL JAZZ
con FRANCESCA BRESCHI, ALESSANDRA GAROSI, PAOLO CORSI
Casa dell'Abate Naldi gennaio 2016
Ema Records uscita Gennaio 2014: "Chansons et Carillon"Giorgio Gaslini
Rai 3 "Piazza Verdi: 15 Febbraio 2014-Centro Busoni Marzo 2014
"May in Balck nd White"
Piano monography- Wirripang editions- January 2015
ALESSANDRA GAROSI & ADAM SIMMONS (sax/bass clarinet/shakuhachi, piano)
“The Laic Mass"
“Zappa in Recital”con David Johnes e Adam Simmons
Adam Simmons e Alessandra Garosi: THE MELTING SUITE
Ballarat (Australia) 29/31 Agosto 2014
Melbourne Recital Hall Settembre 2014- Febbraio 2016
“G&G”- music by Giorgio Gaslini and George Gerswhin arr.by Garosi
“Heitor Villa-Lobos piano works”- Ema Records Production
"Pictures"-Stravinsky e Santini