Alessandro Defonte

Born in Turin in 1999, he began studying the violin at the age of six. In 2008 he won the first prize in his category at the European Music Competition Città di Moncalieri. In 2012 he was admitted to the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin, under the guidance of Giacomo Agazzini. In the academic year 2013/2014 he was awarded the “Lina Bagnasco Quaglino-Menotti Marin” scholarship. He participated in the Portogruaro Masterclass with Ilya Grubert and in the Conservatory Masterclasses with Francesco Manara, Simon Bernardini and Cristophe Giovaninetti. In 2018 he was admitted to the II level Academic Course, winning the “Lucia Immirzi Pennarola” scholarship. In 2019 he participated in the masterclass of the Professione Orchestra project with Alessandro Milani, winning the scholarship that allowed him to participate in the chamber music masterclasses with Andrea Lucchesini and Lucas Hagen and to participate in the rehearsals of two productions of the National Symphony Orchestra of RAI. In 2020 he awarded the II level academic diploma with full marks and honorable mention. He is currently studying with Silvia Marcovici at the Accademia Perosi in Biella and with Alessandro Milani at the Accademia di Musica in Pinerolo. In 2023 he won the competition for section violin at the Teatro Regio.

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