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Alessandro Prandi

Alessandro Prandi is admitted to the Mantua Conservatory at a very young age and at the age of seventeen he graduates in piano with honours. He attended piano masterclasses with Cristiano Burato, Mikhail Voskresensky and studied the violin with Sonig Tchakerian, Dmitri Chichlov, Osvaldo Scilla, Iakov Zats, as well as having attended masterclasses with Olekandr Semchuk, Maurizio Sciarretta and Klaidi Sahatci. After having obtained a master degree with honors in violin at the Conservatory of his city, he pursues a master degree in viola with Davide Zaltron at the Conservatory of Vicenza and in 2018 he graduates honours and special mention. Numerous viola masterclasses with teachers such as Simone Briatore, Ula Ulijona, Iakov Zats and Yuval Gotlibovich followed. With the latter Alessandro continues his studies, obtaining in 2020 the Master of Arts in Music Performance in viola at the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland in Lugano. He also studies composition and conducting (Ennio Nicotra, Giancarlo Andretta, Gabrio Taglietti). In 2019 he is awarded an important scholarship from the Lyra Foundation and is admitted at the Stauffer Academy of Cremona in the class of Maestro Bruno Giuranna. In 2020 he is admitted to the advanced specialization courses of the Chigiana Academy, also obtaining the "Diploma of Merit" and wins the 1 Prize and "Best Viola" prize at the international competition "Crescendo Prize" in Florence. He performs concerts and recitals both as a pianist and solo string instrumentalist, in orchestra and in chamber ensembles collaborating with musicians such as Victor Derevianko, Alessandro Moccia, Danusha Waskiewicz, Alfredo Bernardini, Massimo Quarta, Les Vents Francais and Gary Levinson. In the years 2020/2021 he taks part in the projects of the Mahler Jugend Orchestra. From September 2022 he pursues the Master specialized in performance - Soloist at the Zürcker Hochschule der Künste with Lawrence Power.

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