Alexander Monteverde

Alexander Monteverde was born in Bolzano (Italy) in 1975. He graduated in 1999 from Conservatory “Bonporti” in Trento, and he took advanced violin courses with professors Giuliano Carmignola, Alberto Martini, and Cristiano Rossi. In 1998 he started studying viola and attended master classes of professors Yurij Bashmet, Antonello Farulli, Jurgen Kussmaul, and Danilo Rossi.

In June 2001 he performed as a soloist with Hayden Orchestra from Bolzano and Trento. At the same time he graduated viola with highest honors.

In 2001 he was the lead viola in Italian Youth Orchestra, where he collaborated with Claudio Abbado, Yurij Ahronovitch, Gabriele Ferro, Carlo Maria Giulini, ZubinMehta and Gianandrea Noseda. He took advanced classes in Fiesole with professorAntonello Farulli and was in string quartet master class lead by professors PieroFarulli and Andrea Nannoni.

In 2003 he was the prime candidate in a first viola assistant audition for The Youth Orchestra from Rome of the foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Roma.

In 2004 he won the Geminiani competition in Verona and was awarded a 1970 Celeste Farotto viola for a two-year use. At the moment he is collaborating with: the chamber orchestra I Filarmonici from Verona, Haydn Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra from Savona, Zandonai Ensemble from Trento, and Respighi Ensemble from Bologna. Currently he is studying at the International Music Academy of Pinerolo (Torino) with professor Danilo Rossi.

He is the founder of the string quartet Ludus, which mostly performs in the northern part of Italy.