Alessio Allegrini currently holds the positions of principal solo Horn in the orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia and at Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
French horn virtuoso Alessio is one of Europe’s most sought-after solo and orchestral performers. At 22 years old Alessio won the position of horn soloist at Teatro alla Scala under the direction of Riccardo Muti, and he served it from 1995-2002. A prize winner of both the Munich Horn and Prague Spring competitions, he made his debut as solo horn with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Claudio Abbado in 2000. Alessio is been principal guest at the Berliner Philarmoniker during the 2003 season.
Esteemed for his solo horn performances of the symphonic repertoire, Alessio has worked with many of the world’s pre-eminent conductors, including Carlo Maria Giulini, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Lorin Maazel, Myung-Whun Chung, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev and Simon Rattle.
Alessio has performed R.Strauss 2nd horn concert whit Riccardo Muti and Filarmonica della Scala,Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and strings with Ian Bostridge, Brahm’s Horn Trio with Salvatore Accardo, and the Mozart horn concertos with Orchestra Mozart and Claudio Abbado. His past performances have included appearances with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchester, and the orchestras of Teatro alla Scala, La Fenice, Santa Cecilia in Rome, in addition to first horn engagements with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
Alessio regularly performs in trio with Jan Bostridge and Julius Drake in lieder and performs regularly as an interpreter of repertoire in different European orchestras and is recognized as one of the greatest interpreters of the Horn repertoire today.
Alessio’s discography includes La Grande Fanfare: an album of chamber music with I Solisti della Scala Milano (Tudor Records), DVD recordings of Mahler Symphonies 3, 4,5,6, 7 with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the baton of Claudio Abbado and 8 whit Riccardo Chailly. He appeared in the documentary “L’altra voce della Musica “following the travel of Claudio Abbado between Havana and Caracas, as well as in the movie” Rhythm Is It”, featuring the Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle. His collaboration with Orchestra Mozart and Abbado has culminated in the live recording of the complete Mozart Horn concertos for Deutsche Grammophon, as well as a DVD of Bach’s second Brandenburg concerto.
He is the Founder of Musicians for Human Rights and Music Director of the” Human Rights Orchestra”. The mission of this group is to foster a culture of humanism through music, in support of the” Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.
In May 2010 the HRO conducted by Allegrini has performed with pianist Maria Joao Pires for the 7th International Forum for Human Rights in Lucerne and subseguents years conduct Helene Grimaud Ravel’s concerto in g and Isabelle Faust in Brahms ‘ violin concerto, Rachel Harnisch in Mahler 4.
He made also his debut at Teatro Lirico in Cagliari conducted a symphonic concert with Wagner overtures and the simphony n 3 of Brahms .Alessio has conducted also many concerts in Italy ( Orchestra i Pomeriggi Musicali, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana,Istituzione sinfonica Abruzzese, regolay invited in Hamburger Simphoniker,Lausanne Chamber Orchestra) and also in Japan in Tokyo, Yamanouchi, Toyonaka, Nabari and at Osaka’s Symphony Hall.
Alessio Allegrin is horn professor in Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana.