Rinaldo Alessandrini

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Rinaldo Alessandrini (* 1960 in Rome ) is an Italian harpsichordist, organist and conductor specializing in historical performance practice .


Alessandrini began taking piano lessons at the age of 14, and at the age of 18 he discovered the harpsichord and the fortepiano . He was also active in choirs around him from his youth. Ton Koopman was one of his teachers .

Rinaldo Alessandrini founded the baroque ensemble Concerto Italiano . He made his first public appearance with the ensemble in 1984 with the opera La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli . Since then, Rinaldo Alessandrini has attended most international festivals with the ensemble, he has become one of the world's most sought-after specialists in the music of Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Bach and their contemporaries.

In 2003 Rinaldo Alessandrini was honored as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. Together with the “Concerto Italiano” he received the Italian Critics' Prize Premio Abbiati in the same year . The trade press honored numerous of his recordings with prizes, for example he received several “Gramophone Awards”, Grand Prix du Disque , “German Record Awards ”, the “Prix Caecilia” and others.

Since 2016 he has conducted L'incoronazione di Poppea at La Scala in Milan .

Discography (selection)

The total discography includes more than 80 CD recordings.

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