Alessandro Solbiati

Born in Busto Arsizio, Italy in 1956, Alessandro Solbiati graduated from the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Milan, Italy with diplomas in piano and composition (under the guidance of Sandro Gorli), after having attended the Faculty of Physics for two years, while studying at the same time with Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena from '77 to 80.
Winner of various national and international competitions (including the Rai- Paganini Competition in 1982), his music has since been regularly performed at the most important European festivals, broadcast and recorded for Stradivarius, Decca, EmaVinciRecords, Limen Music, Bis Records, Tactus etc.
In April 2009 his first opera, "Il carro e i canti", from Puskȋn's short tragedy "Il fete in tempo di peste", was staged at the Verdi Theater in Trieste during the 2008-2009 Opera Season. In September 2011, commissioned by the Teatro Regio di Torino for the 2010-2011 Opera Season, under the direction of Gianandrea Noseda, his second opera, "Leggenda", from the dostoevskijana “Legend of the Grand Inquisitor”, was performed.
A third, "The yellow sound", by Kandinskij was staged in June 2015 at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna under the direction of Marco Angius and in April 2016 received the Abbiati Music Critics’ Award for the best new work in Italy of 2015.
In 2002 he published a Notebook of Contemporary Culture for the Municipal Theater of Monfalcone entitled "Ah, you are a composer? And what kind of music do you write?", Four thoughtful essays on composing, analysis and detailed illustration of one's compositional techniques; in 2021, in collaboration with Andrea Monarda, he published for Sonitus "Nella mente del compositore", an extensive biography accompanied by various analytical essays, including one by Ivanka Stoianova on the opera The Yellow Sound.
Since 1995 he teaches Fugue and Composition at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Milan, after having been a professor of the same subject at the Bologna Conservatory between 1982 and 1994.
Since 2007 teaches the summer composition course of the Latina International Music Campus at the Sermoneta Castle and since 2011 he has also taught Composition at the "F. Poulenc" Conservatoire in Tours, France. He holds many masterclasses (Peter Eotvos Foundation of Budapest, Center Acanthes, Conservatories of Paris, Lyon, Mexico City, Sydney, Berkeley University, University of Tehran etc.).
Since 2013 Radiotre has recorded and broadcast more than 160 of his Music Lessons.
He publishes for the Suvini Zerboni Publishing House in Milan.