Alfonso Fedi - conductor

Alfonso Fedi was born in Florence (Italy) where he obtained the organ, composition and harpsichord diplomas with highest honours (cum laude). He continued his studies under the aegis of Gustav Leonhardt at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam (1981-1983), deepening his knowledge of the theories and methods of 16th, 17th and 18th century music. In 1985 he won the first prize at the International Harpsichord Competition (Bologna, Italy).

He has given concerts and broadcasted recitals, both as harpsichord and organ soloist (Radio France, KRO, German Radio, Italian Suisse Radio, Israel Broadcasting Corporation, RAI I and RAI 3), achieving success in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland (Amsterdam Concertgebouw), Spain, Switzerland, Israel, USA and Japan.
In Italy : Amici della Musica di Padova, Perugia e di Firenze, Musica e poesia a San Maurizio (Milano), Sagra Malatestiana (Rimini), Società dei Concerti "B. Barattelli" (L'Aquila), Accademia Chigiana (Siena), Sagra Musicale Umbra, Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto), Estate Fiesolana, Bologna Festival...

He has been harpsichord professor and artistic director of the Early Music Dep. at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Foundation (1988-2000), harpsichord professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève (2000-2015) and at the New York University (also for XVII and XVIII century ensemble music, 2007-2012), maestro di cappella and chief organist of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence (2001-2009).
He is often invited as a jury member at international competitions and at the Paris-Sorbonne University.
Currently, A. Fedi is teaching at the Conservatorio "L. Cherubini" in Florence (harpsichord and baroque ensemble) and he is a member of the artistic committee of the Accademia Italiana di Musica per Organo.
He recorded under Accord (F), Pilts and Arts (D), Brilliant Classics (NL), Virgin Classics (GB), Tactus, Dynamic and Sonitus (