Alessandro Annunziata was
born in Rome, Italy, in 1968, and started playing and composing
in his early age. He graduated with honors in Literature and
Philosophy and specialized in History of Music and Musicology,
with an essay about neapolitan theater and music in XVIIIth
century.He studied piano and composition in Rome. After that, he decides to continue his musical research
with personal and free studies of classical and contemporary
repertoires, and also in the wide field of popular music,
in particular that of mediterranean and european areas. The most profound influence for his artistic growth was italian composer of Greek origin Dimitri Nicolau (Keratea 1946 - Rome 2008). He shared the artistic view with Nicolau; they viewed music as inter-human communication and continuous and inexhaustible research of emotional and imaginative expression of our own human identity.
He worked as musicologist,
journalist, teacher, lecturer. He is author of texts about
music and history of music for radio programs, he has been
also music counselor for Rai (Italian broadcasting network)
and for Rai cultural channel RaiSat1, for which he has managed
the broadcasting of concerts and operas. From 1999 until 2013 he worked as editor for «Nuova Rivista Musicale
Italiana» of Rai-Eri (Rai Italian TV Network Publishing).
His compositions are regularly performed by many prestigious artists, chamber ensemble, orchestras, in the context of a number of festivals both in Italy and abroad. These include: Lincoln Center of performing arts – Juilliard School (New York), MoMa - Museum of modern art (New York), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome), Cantiere Internazionale dell’Arte di Montepulciano (Italy), Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica (Italy), Festival “I Suoni delle Dolomiti” (Italy), LingottoMusica, Auditorium del Lingotto (Turin, Italy), Toronto Chamber Music Downtown (Canada), Salle Tudor – Maison Ogilvy (Montreal, Canada), Società del quartetto (Milano, Italy), Accademia Filarmonica Romana (Rome), Barletta Piano Festiva & Amici della Musica “Mauro Giuliani” (Barletta, Italy), Flaneries musicales de Reims, (France), and many others;
ARTISTS: the New Juilliard Ensemble, led by Joel Sachs (New York), I Musici de Montréal, Orchestra Benedetto Marcello (Italy), Orchestre In-ex-Tempo (France), Orchestre du Saguenay-lac-St. Jean (Québec), Orchestra Metamorfosi (Italy), Juniorchestra of Accademia Nazionale of S. Cecilia (Italy - Rome), Symphonic Band of the Arma dei Carabinieri (Italy), Balcan Festival Orchestra; Alcan String quartet (Québec), Red4strings quartet (Italy), Pessoa String Quartet (Rome), Quatuor Trilles du diable (France), Tetraktis percussion players (Italy), To be sung trio (Holland), Trio Albatros Ensemble (Italy), Trio Saxiana (France), Trio Wilbaux (Canada), Trio Strings & Hammers (NY), Renaissance Sax Quartet (Italy); soloists: Laura Andriani, violin; Ivano Ascari, trumpet; Fernando Rossano, piano; Pasquale Iannone, piano; Pierpaolo Iacopini, sax, Eunmi Ko, piano, and many others.
After more than hundreds perfomances, his work Meltemi, for string quartet was choosen as soundtrack of the short “Mémoirees animées” by the canadian film director Boran Richard (Canada, 2010).
With his "Concertino mediterraneo" for alto saxophone and string orchestra, he has been selected as one of the four finalists at the 2nd Composition Competition "Town of Orihuela" (Spain) 2015 (Concurso International Ciudad de Orihuela).
In April 2019 he was "Guest Composer" at the USF University of South Florida (Tampa, USA), at the invitation of the USF Percussion Group of Robert McCormick and pianist Eunmi Ko, for the world premiere and recording of "Apollon" for piano and percussion ensemble.
His musical scores are published by RAI
COM, by Gérard Billaudot Editeur - Paris,Editions Arpéges - Paris, and by
Mnemes – Alfieri & Ranieri Publishing, Palermo
. His music has been broadcasted by Rai Radio 3, Rai Filodiffusione,
Radio France, Radio Canada - CBC, Radio Beethoven 96.5 (Chile),
Radio città Futura, Vatican Radio, and Rai International.
He's one of the founding members of CLM - Consorzio Liberi Musicisti, an association founded with the intention of spreading more and more the knowledge of contemporary music to the general public, through the organization of concerts, conferences and events of various kinds that may involve a number always greater than listeners and give space to new voices in the fields of the composition of cultured music of our present.
He is currently a member of the artistic evaluation committee of the Music section of the PSMSAD fund (INPS).