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Alessandro Buccarella
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Born in Rome in 1972 and coming from a family of musicians (his parents play in the famous chamber orchestra ?I MUSICI? since 1953), he began studying music when he was 4. He got musical Diplomas in Violin, Piano and Composition frequenting also Post-Graduate Courses with some teachers as Franco Gulli and Stefan Georghiu. In 1993 he got the Diploma at the ?Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale? in Saluzzo with Mariana Sirbu.

Since 1989 he has been first violin in several orchestras like Roma Symphonia, Orchestra Internazionale d?Italia, Roma Sinfonietta making a lot of tournées in Italy and in foreign countries, working with conductors such as Giuseppe Sinopoli and Lü Ja. Between 1996 and 2000 he played violin, viola and harpsichord in the chamber orchestra ?I Giovani Musici Italiani?.

Like pianist he played with the ?Accademia of S. Cecilia Orchestra? of Rome in the ?Noces? of Strawinsky, ?Wünderbare Mandarin? of Bartók, ?Carmina Burana? of Orff, ?Siete Boleros? of Henze (for the 80th birthday of the composer), ?Sinfonia? of Berio (conductor: Antonio Pappano) and others.

In 2002 he got the Diploma in Conduction with M° Bruno Aprea with the maximum of final vote at the S. Cecilia?s Conservatory of Rome; he made his debut conducting by heart the Mahler?s First Symphony with the Conservatory Orchestra; then he made a Post-Graduate Course in Conduction (lasting 1 year) at the Music University of Vienna with M° Leopold Hager (meriting a special worth mentioning letter). There, he conducted also, with the ?Pro Arte Orchester?, symphonies by Franck, Mendelssohn and Brahms. After that he followed other courses, especially with M° Lü Ja.

            In 2004/2005 he conducted several times the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra with music by Bartók, Schubert, Mendelssohn (Violin Concerto), Pergolesi, earning the unanimous praise both of the public and the critic; therefore he continued to conduct the same famous Orchestra and others, like the ?Camerata Thalys?.

            In 2006 he made his debut in the famous Auditorium Pio of Rome (the former concert place of ?Accademia of S.Cecilia?) in a concert with music by Mozart and Schubert, conducting by heart  the ?Roma Sinfonietta? Orchestra. In autumn he had the honour to conduct the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra (Sostakovic: 14th Symphony and Britten: Simple Simphony). At the end of 2006 he made a tournée in Japan lasting one month with the ?Camerata Strumentale di Roma?, performing also at the famous Tokio Opera City Hall and Yokohama Symphony Hall.

In 2007 for the 400th anniversary of the ?Orfeo? of Monteverdi, he conducted at the Quirino Theatre in Rome the same opera and also the ?Orfeo ed Euridice? of Gluck. On july he conducted again the ?Roma Sinfonietta? in a all-Beethoven program.

In september 2007 he was newly invited by the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra to conduct works of Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Rossini, gaining much success.

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