A conductor, keyboard player, singer, composer, and language coach, Alessandro Quarta is the founder and director of Concerto Romano, an ensemble dedicated to the rediscovery of Roman and other Italian repertoire of the 16th to 18th centuries that has performed throughout Italy and in Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States, and has released three CDs, including the world premiere recording of Bernardo Pasquini’s Sete di Christo, which was awarded the 2016 Diapason d’or. Quarta is guest conductor of the Orchestra barocca nazionale dei Conservatori italiani, the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester in Mannheim, Germany, the Theater Kiel (Germany), Staatstheater Darmstadt (Germany), Darmstädter Barocksolisten, and the Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado in Ferrara, as well as directing baroque opera at the Reate Festival in Rome, and he has played with the Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble and directed the Consortium Carissimi of Minneapolis. He has taught workshops and masterclasses at the Eastman School of Music and in Cologne, Bremen, Milan, and Vicenza. Since 2007 he has been a docent at the International Early Music Course in Urbino presented by the Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica (FIMA), since 2018, Artistic Director of FIMA’s International Festival of Early Music, and since 2019, professor of early music for voices and instruments at the Conservatorio “E. F. Dall’Abaco” in Verona.
*Alessandro Quarta will be on faculty week 1 of the 2024 Amherst Early Music Festival.