Born in Italy in 1979, Alessandro Marangoni studied the piano obtaining a diploma with honours and continuing his studies at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole with Maria Tipo. He graduated with honours in Philosophy at the University of Pavia as a student of the Almo Collegio Borromeo.
Alessandro Marangoni burst onto the international concert stage when he played at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, as pianist soloist during a tribute to the great Italian conductor Victor de Sabata, with Daniel Barenboim. Soon after he was signed as an international recording artist with Naxos.
His growing discography has received international critical acclaim for his interpretation and technique that fueled his meteoric rise on the concert stage in Europe, America and China: Alessandro won the prestigious International Classical Music Award (ICMA) and the “F. Abbiati” Prize of the Italian musical critics.
Notable and critically acclaimed collaborations have included appearances in Spain with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Granada Philharmonic and in Bratislava with Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, all conducted by the Italian conductor Aldo Ceccato. He has also appeared with the European Philharmonic and Mozarteum Kammerorchester and played as soloist in Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Finland, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, China, USA and Australia.
Alessandro Marangoni recorded for the first time in the story the complete Péchés de vieillesse by Rossini (13 Cds), with 20 first world recordings. As a noted advocate of Italian music, he recorded also Clementi’s Gradus ad Parnassum (4 cds) and Castelnuovo-Tedesco Piano Concertos with Malmo Symphony Orchestra, as well as Evangélion (first recording) and the complete cello and piano works with Enrico Dindo, Liszt’s Via Crucis (Ars Cantica Choir, conducted by Marco Berrini), all on the Naxos label. He won the prestigious Abbiati Prize by the Italian Critics.
As a chamber musician he has collaborated with some of the most important Italian musical personalities and groups, including Mario Ancillotti, Marco Berrini, Giuseppina Bridelli, Maddalena Crippa, Enrico Dindo, Laura Giordano, Alessandro Luciano, Lilly Jorstad, Francesco Manara, Massimo Quarta, Gabriele Mirabassi, Oleksander Semchuck, Paola Pitagora, Quirino Principe, Bruno Taddia, Milena Vukotic, il Quartetto di Fiesole e il Nuovo Quartetto Italiano.
He is the pianist of the Nuove Musiche Ensemble with whom he opened the celebrations of the bicentenary of Verdi’s birth in Busseto in 2013. Acclaimed from the international press, some magazines like Ritmo and Musica dedicated a cover to Alessandro. Gramophone magazine choose his recordings as a landmark for Rossini’s interpretation at the piano.
His energy and interest in new music and new technologies and pioneering spirit have led him to perform in cyberspace in avatar form for international audiences of computer gamers, to form artistic partnerships with artists from other disciplines (recently actress Valentina Cortese) and to launch a new project Chromoconcerto¨ with Pierpaolo Venier. He collaborates with Edizioni Curci, Leduc and Shirmer.
Alessandro Marangoni is the artistic director of Forte Fortissimo TV, a new Music Web Channel and he is international testimonial for the campaign “Music against child labour” of the International Labour Organization (ONU).
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