Dr Alessandro Timossi DPhil (Oxon) FGS

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Music | Academic Studies | Composition
Head of Music Programmes
Alessandro Timossi


Alessandro Timossi was born in Genova, Italy, and studied piano (with Martha Del Vecchio and Aldo Ciccolini) and composition (with Adelchi Amisano) before doing a postgraduate composition course at the Guildhall School.

As a pianist, he gave concerts in several cities in Italy and abroad and recorded for RAI, the Italian TV and Radio broadcasting company. He continues to perform mainly in duo with his wife, the violinist Sara Deborah Struntz.

As a composer, he took part in the composition courses in Genazzano-Italy (with Sylvano Bussotti), Opera Lab-UK (with Robert Saxton), Tanglewood-USA (with Mario Davidovsky and Louis Andriessen) and on Hoy-UK (with Peter Maxwell Davies and Robert Saxton). He was also invited to the Composers’ Conference in Wellesley-Boston, USA, directed by Mario Davidovsky.

He was commissioned by the Ondine and Continuum ensembles and the Guildhall School in London, by the Accademia Filarmonica Genovese and the Albatros Ensemble in Italy, the A-Devantgarde Festival in Münich, the Ergo Ensemble in Toronto and the Southdowns Camerata in UK.  Performances of his music have been given in Italy, UK, Germany, France, Canada and USA.

He was Music Director of the Moto Perpetuo International Arts Festival in Pescocostanzo (Italy) from 1996 to 1998.

Alessandro has recently completed his DPhil under the supervision of Robert Saxton and Eric Clarke. He teaches for the Academic Studies and Composition Departments.