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"Alessandro Bonato [...] proves once again as one of the most talented of the under-30 conductors, making himself the protagonist, together with his FORM Orchestra of a capital test" (Le Salon Musical) - "Refined and never predictable reading that Alessandro Bonato gives the Rossini score [...] "(teatro.it)

Alessandro Bonato has been principal conductor of the FORM-Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra since 2021, the youngest to hold the role in the Italian Orchestral Concert Institutions. He has collaborations with prestigious orchestras and famous soloists; in 2022 he made his debut at the Musikverein in Vienna and at the Sferisterio in Macerata.

Born in Verona on March 22, 1995, from January 2021 Alessandro Bonato he is principal conductor of the FORM-Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the youngest to cover this role in the thirteen Italian Concert Orchestral Institutions.
 
In 2022 he made his debut at the Musikverein in Vienna on the podium of the Wiener Concertverein and at the Sferisterio in Macerata with a production of the Barber of Seville that obtained unanimous and enthusiastic acclaim from audiences and critics.
 
He collaborates with soloists such as Sergej Krylov, Stefan Milenkovich, Kyoko Takezawa, Aiman Mussakhajayeva, Enrico Dindo, Massimo Quarta, Benedetto Lupo, Calogero Palermo, Gennaro Cardaropoli, Giuseppe Gibboni, Miriam Prandi, Xavier de Maistre and Christoph Sietzen; orchestras including the Filarmonica della Scala, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Concert-Verein, the Filarmonica Toscanini, the CRR Symphony Orchestra, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the '' Orchestra of the Arena of Verona, the Philharmonic of the International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo, the FORM-Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, the ORT-Orchestra of Tuscany, the Benevento Philharmonic Orchestra.
 
In 2018, the only Italian and youngest candidate admitted to the competition, he won the third absolute prize at the "Nicolai Malko Competition for young conductors" in Copenhagen. His performance arouses unanimous approval: «… from the fascinating technique, the two dazzling eyes and the tip of his wand form a penetrating golden triangle capable of directly facing certain angles of the orchestra with immediate results. Close your eyes and feel that he can extract a deep and distinctive sound and has an intellect that allows him to trace complex musical structures with care and clarity ... "(from Malko Competition" Time to deliver "by Andrew Mellor - April 27, 2018)
 
Alessandro Bonato began studying the violin at the age of 11 at the EF Dall'Abaco State Conservatory of Music in Verona and, subsequently, he also dedicated himself to viola, composition and counterpoint, then specializing in baroque viola under the guidance of Stefano Marcocchi . He studied conducting under the guidance of Pier Carlo Orizio, Donato Renzetti and Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, before making his official debut in 2013 on the podium of the orchestra of the Conservatory of his city. In March 2016 he was called to conduct Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman.
 
In March 2019 he was invited for the first time to Pesaro, as part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini, to direct La cambiale di matrimonio; in August 2020 he was the protagonist of the Rossini Opera Festival with Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, in homage to all operators serving the community and in memory of the victims of the "Covid-19" pandemic, then with two Opera Gala accompanying two Rossini stars such as Nicola Alaimo and Jessica Pratt.
 
Also in 2019 at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona he conducts Gianni Schicchi di Puccini, The choirmaster and Cimarosa's Secret Marriage. In 2021 he made his debut in Yerevan (Armenia) with Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.
 
In September 2019 he was invited to direct the Filarmonica della Scala and, subsequently, he was in Lima (Peru) for a symphonic opera gala dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. He was also a guest of the International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo, of the Eighteenth-century Festival of Rovereto, of the Ascona Music Weeks.
 

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