He has a strong interest in the natural horn and historical performance practices and has explored different techniques and styles of playing.
This includes the original baroque technique which doesn’t involve hand-stopping or the use of vent holes.
In 2017 Alessandro has released Paris 1804, his first album for natural horn and strings, in collaboration with Quartetto Delfico, followed in 2018 by Péchés d’opéra, recorded with the mezzo-soprano Lucia Cirillo and the fortepianist Francesca Bacchetta.
Both recordings have been published by the Belgian label Passacaille Records.
Alessandro appears regularly as principal horn with some of the best orchestras and ensemble playing on period instruments: La Petite Bande, I Barocchisti, Concerto Köln, Les Musiciens du Louvre, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel and the Venice Baroque Orchestra among others.
He has also performed with such acclaimed orchestras as Ensemble Pygmalion, Il Gardellino, Orchestra Barocca Zefiro, Europa Galante, Atalanta Fugiens and Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
From 2012 – 2013 he was the horn professor at the Conservatorio di Musica Jacopo Tommandini in Udine, Italy.
A native of the Aosta Valley region in Italy, Alessandro, has studied horn under the guidance of Dale Clevenger, Rex Martin, Thomas Müller and Claude Maury in Italy, USA, Switzerland and France. Their encouragement, support and innovation has been a source of inspiration and still stays with him today.
His technical excellence, spirited musicality and vibrant expressiveness continues to inspire and challenge and never fails to delight his audience in performance.