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Alessio Toro
Alessio Toro - Biography
Paternò (CT), 1983


Instrument: Alto

Alessio Toro, born in Sicily, received his musical education at the “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory in Rome, where he graduated in Viola with First Class Honour under the guidance of Massimo Paris and he went on to complete his Second Level Degree with highest honors studying with Luca Sanzò.
He successively continued his studies with Bruno Giuranna at the "W. Stauffer” International Academy in Cremona.
He graduated in Chamber Music at the “Santa Cecilia” National Academy with Rocco Filippini and he studied chamber music with piano at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole with “Trio di Parma”.
He has taken several international masterclasses that have contributed to his preparation such as: Centre de Musique "P. Hindemith" in Blonay (Switzerland), "Forum Internacional de Alto Perfection de Sur de Europa" in Nigüelas (Granada), International Music Campus in Sermoneta.
He has collaborated regularly with acclaimed orchestras such as: “World Youth Orchestra”, “Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera” in Rome, “Orchestra della Fondazione Arena” in Verona, “Orchestra del Teatro Lirico” in Cagliari, Orchestra Teatro Massimo "V. Bellini" in Catania.
He has worked with Orchestra “Roma Sinfonietta” conducted by Ennio Morricone and he has partecipated in several recordings and tours in Europe, Middle East, Asia, North and South America.
As a chamber musician, Alessio has performed in several important music festivals such as: International Cantiere of Art in Montepulciano, Rome Chamber Music Festival, International Exibition of Contemporary Art in Bologna, Pontino Festival, American Academy in Rome, “Festival Dei Due Mondi” in Spoleto.
He is also particularly attentive to production and diffusion of contemporary music and he has performed with important ensembles specialized in 20th century music such as: SIXE, Algoritmo, Dissonanzen, FREON, “Parco della Musica” Contemporanea Ensemble. He has worked with renowned artists such as: Detlev Glanert, Bill Viola, Azio Corghi, Arvo Pärt.
Alessio is a founding Member of the Warhol Piano Quartet, winner of “Anemos” International Competition in Rome and “G. Rospigliosi” 16th Chamber Music Competition.

Updated to 11/2010