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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.

Alejandro Galiano Zurbriggen was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1983.
He began playing the violin at the age of six and later attended private jazz guitar lessons.
He successfully completed his composition studies at the National University of Cordoba (UNC) in Argentina. He also attended private composition courses with the renowned composer Oscar Bazán and Juan Carlos Tolosa.
In addition to his studies as a composer, he studied jazz guitar with Prof Daniel Corso.
As a guitarist, he dedicates himself to the repertoire of new music with the ensemble "Suono Mobile Argentinein".
He has received numerous commissions for compositions, including the "Double Concerto for Bass Clarinet, Double Bass and Orchestra" (commissioned by the UNC Orchestra).
As well as the chamber opera "de los destinos cruzados", which was commissioned by the UNC Faculty of Exact Sciences to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Argentina's independence. With this last composition he won the national composition prize "Juan Carlos Paz".

In 2013, he moved to Germany to study composition and lute. He successfully completed a master's degree in composition at the Freiburg University of Music with Professor Cornelius Schwehr and a master's degree in historical instruments - lute at the Würzburg University of Music with Prof. Thomas Boysen. Finally, he completed a supplementary study programme at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with the renowned lute professor Hopkinson Smith.

Alejandro has continued to develop as a lutenist and performs frequently with
Renaissance and Baroque repertoire in concert halls and churches, mainly in Germany, Switzerland and France.
His own projects in the field of early music show his particular interpretation of music through his perspective as a composer and the research and endeavour to discover new repertoire in lesser known musical sources. He also performs new music on period instruments and often receives commissions for new compositions.

He currently also teaches lute, guitar and music theory at various music schools and is frequently invited to the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg for research purposes, as a guest lecturer at various seminars and for concerts and lectures.

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