At the age of only 25, Alessandro Bonato has been recently appointed as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, being the youngest Principal Conductor in their history and succeeding Gustav Kuhn (1997-2003), Woldemar Nelsson (2004-2006), Donato Renzetti (2006-2013) and Hubert Soudant (2015-2019).
Maestro Bonato gained the attention of the music industry after winning the third prize at the Malko International Competition in Copenhagen at the age of 23. Born in Verona, he studied violin from the age of 11 and later composition at his native city conservatory : soon encouraged to take conducting lessons from Vittorio Bresciani from 2013 Alessandro Bonato studied intensively under the guidance of Pier Carlo Orizio, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli and Donato Renzetti. In March 2016 Bonato made his debut as professional conductor at the Royal Opera House of Muscat, Oman with The Magic Flute. In March 2019 he conducted a production of La cambiale di matrimonio in Pesaro celebrating the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini.
Alessandro Bonato’s symphonic activity is equally developed and he has already conducted orchestras such as the Filarmonica della Scala, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, the Filarmonica of the Festival Pianistico Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo, the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Arena di Verona Orchestra, the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and the Orchestra Bruno Maderna in Italy, as well as the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra abroad.
During the pandemic, that has forced most of the live performances to stop, Alessandro Bonato has realized several very successful digital projects dedicated to the music education of the young generations, proving his very active and positive spirit.