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Born in Ravenna, Alessandro Tampieri began musical studies in his hometown. Since his youth, he has been a member of Accademia Bizantina, playing both violin and viola.

As a violist, Mr. Tampieri has played as a soloist, in chamber music ensembles and in symphonic and opera orchestras (Teatro alla Scala). He also developed an interest in contemporary music and collaborated with Luciano Berio and Azio Corghi for recordings and première performances.

Constantly broadening his knowledge in the field of early music and having a flair for improvisation, he has devoted himself mainly to repertoire with violin. He performs with Il Giardino Armonico, l’Arpeggiata, Academia Montis Regalis, Ensemble Artaserse (Philippe Jaroussky), Imaginarium and Suonar Parlante and regularly appears at the most important European and American early music venues and festivals.

Mr. Tampieri has recorded for Teldec, Decca, Naïve, Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion, Virgin and teaches at the Conservatory of Music in Monopoli (Bari). Since 2011, he has been the concertmaster of Accademia Bizantina.