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Alessandro Amoretti

Alessandro Amoretti, concert pianist and vocal coach, was born in Livorno, Italy.

After having played his first concert at the age of eight, he has studied piano and composition in Italy and Russia, with Bruno Mezzena (pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli) and Marija Gambarjan among others.

He has worked as a concert pianist, lieder-accompanist, choir repetitor and teacher in Italy, USA, Sweden, Denmark; for institutions as Accademia Cigiana, the Stockholm Royal Opera, the Copenhagen Royal Opera, the Danish Royal Opera Academy, the Sibelius Akademi in Helsinki, with conductors as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Marco Armiliato, Gustav Kuhn, Arnold Östman.

Since 2003 Alessandro lives in Germany, first in Bremen and since May 2008 in Weimar, where he is Head of Coaches at the German National Theater and Music Director of the concert season "Sentimenti". Meanwhile he continues his activity of solo, Lieder and chamber music concerts.

He has recorded CDs for Naxos, Bongiovanni and Musicaimmagine.

After a brief period, where he experimented as a conductor, Alessandro has decided to concentrate all his efforts at the piano keyboard and coaching singers.

Asked, if he primarily consider himself a pianist or a coach, he answers: “of course a pianist. Piano is my instrument, my voice, my means of communication. Even when I coach, I give most of my examples on the keyboard. Nevertheless, already at the age of fourteen I have started to work with Opera singers, and at eighteen I have got my first engagement as a choir repetitor at the Opera Theater in Livorno...”

“Piano playing has much more in common with singing than one would think, and, through the daily experience with singers, I search continuously for a ‘singing sound’ on my instrument.”

He feels very proud, that his little child, Raphael Felice, at the age of 16 months has been already able to recognize Mozart's Clarinet Quintet and Bach's fifth Brandenburg Concerto.

Bach - English Suites 
Chopin - Polonaises 
Dvorak - Chamber Music 
Prokofiev - Visions Fugitives 
Schumann - Kreisleriana