Composer, conductor, arranger, mandolinist, guitarist, accordionist, sitarist, whistler and pianist, Alessandro Alessandroni has worked on over 50 movie soundtracks and documentaries and collaborated on thousands.
Today he is honoured for his major contribution to music which has come to characterize Italian cinema especially the scores of the Italian Western of Sergio Leone. Alessandro was and still is an ardent fan of the 19th Century Russian composers. He believes their passion and soulful melancholia makes their music touch the deepest sensitivities of the soul. Alessandroni still favors string instruments, including those he first encountered at the barbershop, the mandolin and classical guitar. For him, their rich melodic tones have the unique ability to vibrate and resonate with the intimate complexities of the human heart.