ALESSANDRA GAROSI, pianist
Alessandra Garosi was born in Siena, Italy. Since 1985 she has performed in four continents, often with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union and several international music managements (Materiali Sonori, Clic Music, Musigramma, Romanian State Agency, Ema etc.). She also performed for international radio broadcasts aired by RAI 1, RAI 2 and RAI3, Channel Five(The Netherlands), and Australia's 2MBS/FM.
She worked with musicians such as Stefano Bollani, Gavin Bryars, Roger Eno, Giorgio Gaslini, Michael Nyman, Enrico Rava, Harvey Sachs, Daniel Schell, etc.
Roger Eno, Gavin Bryars, Daniel Shell, Damiano Santini, Kamran Khacheh, Riccardo Riccardi, <may Howlett, Adam Simmons, and others, have written music for her. She has been recorded with Ema Records, Materiali Sonori, Imp (France), Indipendent Recording (Mexico).
As part of Harmonia Ensemble (Orio Odori, clarinet; Damiano Puliti, cello, Paolo Corsi, percussions), she has worked for the Italian label Materiali Sonori since 1991. In this outfit Alessandra plays the piano, arranges and composes. Harmonia played and recorded contemporary music, exploring musical fields from minimalism to soundtrack, rearranging music by meeting composers such as Frank Zappa and Nino Rota. Harmonia performed in Europe as well as in Mexico, and is recognised by leading Japanese, North American and European networks as an important cutting edge chamber ensemble in the international border-line musical milieu.
Her background is classical. In 1984 she received her degree in piano in Florence, after studying with Paolo Rio Nardi and Gregoria Gobbi. Then she moved to Australia where she studied with Miss Sonya Hanke until 1986.
She studied the modern French repertoire with Pascal Rogè, contemporary music with Giancarlo Cardini, Soviet composers with Georgy Sebok and Ivan Moravec, classical and chamber music with Pier Narciso Masi.
She was supported by several bodies, including the State Foreign Department, Dublin and Florence's GAMO.
She studied acting at the Indiana University, Bloomington (USA) with Johanna Park, composition with J. Meuhelsen, piano with Shigeo Neriky, and chamber music (Borodin Trio).
She has always had a keen interest in popular, folk and border-line music. In 1995, she met Kamran Khacheh, and included his song, Navai, in a CD (Ema Records). In 2004, she played with the Kocani Orkestar; this experience resulted in a CD (Ulixes, Materiali Sonori). While touring in Australia, she came in touch with an Aboriginal didgeridoo player, resulting in a piano recital called "Suoni dal mondo", which she performed in Italy, Germany and Slovenia as well.
As a teacher, she has often been involved in creating shows, such as soundtrack music for cinema (Charlie Chaplin's movies), as well as events where music and other disciplines intertwine. A case in point is Eschilo's tragedy "I persiani", directed by Kevin Crawford, where she directed 65 students from Italy and the USA and wrote the music for the Greek chorus.
Alessandra currently lives in Tuscany, lectures in Chamber Music at Turin Conservatorium, she is involved often with Chevalier College (Australia) and the New York University and is often involved in seminars and masterclasses in Italy and oversease, concerning contemporary music and music for ensembles.
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