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Alejandro Galiano Zurbriggen
Alejandro Galiano was born in Rosario, Argentina. He obtained his Composition degree from the National University of Córdoba (Argentina), where he also performed directed studies with Prof. Oscar Bazán. Afterwards, he moved to Germany to complete his Master Studies in Composition at the the Musikhochschule Freiburg with Prof. Cornelius Schwehr.He also studied lute in the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg and complementary studies whith prof. Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis (Basel)
Alejandro performs as a lute player with: renaissance lute, Archlute, Theorbo, baroque guitar, and baroque lute. He plays solo concerts frequently, while he also works as a continuo player in Ensembles and Orchestras. Participating in small ensembles such as flute and lute, violin and lute, lute duos, or lute and voices is his most frequent activity.
He also works with early music repertoire as composer doing "contreparties" or second parts for lute solo pieces, obligato lute parts as continuo, completing missing parts of chamber music compositions and intabulations of polyphonic music, are some recent examples of his work.
He has composed multiple chamber music pieces for very different instrumentations, some of which include electronics and image. His latest works are mostly chamber music for the scene, where the presence of the musician on stage has also theatrical importance often given by the relation between musicians and pictures. He has worked with pictures of, Goya, Hieronymus Bosch and Leonardo da Vinci. He has also compose chamber oper, music for orchestra and solo instruments.
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