Winner of the 3rd prize at «The Nicolai Malko Competition for young conductors 2018». Just twenty-three years old, the only one italian selected out of 566 candidates and the youngest of the all competition.
Alessandro Bonato was born in Verona on 22 March 1995, he has already a musician experience that places him among the emerging youth of the current music scene.
He began to study violin at the age of eleven, at the Conservatory «E.F. Dall’Abaco» of Verona, and later he studied composition with M° Federico Zandonà and Andrea Manucci, viola in the class of M° Igino Semprebon. He is currently improving in Baroque viola with the guide of M° Stefano Marcocchi.
Alessandro started very early directing the orchestra with M° Vittorio Bresciani, from 2013 he improves with the guide of M° Pier Carlo Orizio, Donato Renzetti and Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli.
During the competition, he was very appreciated from both public and critics «It’s not just a highly accomplished technique, it’s also a fascinating one … His ability to find, release and sustain the boiling point…» - «Alessandro proved in the last round that he is able to address particular corners of the Orchestra directly, with instant results, while in full flow…» - « Alessandro has an intellect that allows him to plot complex structures carefully and clearly, …» (Malko Competition «Time to deliver» by Andrew Mellor – Friday, April 27th, 2018)
The official debut was as a conductor in the 2013, with the orchestra of Conservatory of his own city.
In March 2016 he was called to direct The Magic Flute of W.A.Mozart at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman.
He has directed important orchestras such as: Philharmonic of Festival Pianistico Internazionale of Brescia and Bergamo, Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Arena di Verona’s Orchestra, Orchestra de la Universidad de Lima, FORM – Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana.
He has given concerts at major festivals such as: 54th e 55th editions of Festival Pianistico Internazionale of Brescia and Bergamo, 73th edition of Festival Settimane Musicali di Ascona, 40th edition of Rossini Opera Festival.
In March 2019 he conducted La cambiale di Matrimonio of G. Rossini at the Theater Rossini in Pesaro during the celebration of 150th anniversary of the composer’s death, production of Rossini Opera Festival.
In May 2019 he directed the Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona in two operas from the season of Teatro Filarmonico: Gianni Schicchi of G.Puccini and Il maestro di cappella di D.Cimarosa. In October he directed Il matrimonio segreto by D.Cimarosa during the fall season of Teatro Filarmonico with the Arena di Verona’s Orchestra.
In September 2019 he was in Lima, Peru for a symphonic gala for the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci.