Former Research Fellow and doctoral researcher
Catania, Italy °1979
Alessandro Cervino graduated with master’s degrees in piano and composition from the Conservatories of Milan and Brussels and from the “Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth” (Belgium).
He studied piano with P. Bordoni, A. Madzar and J. Michiels and further nurtured his musical gifts in a number of masterclasses held by A.-R. El-Bacha, B. Engerer, D. Lively, A. Lonquich, A. Lucchesini, and E. Virsaladze. Active as concert pianist, he recently appeared at such important venues and festivals as “International Piano Festival” in Ravello ( Italy ), “Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana” in Lugano ( Switzerland ), “Festival of Flanders”, “Musical Instruments Museum” and “Flagey” in Brussels ( Belgium ). He recorded a live solo recital for the “Radio Télévision Belge Francophone” and performed Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto with the “Vlaams Radio Orkest” conducted by Pierre Bartholomée in the big hall of the Brussels Conservatory.
His research focuses on the piano sonata in contemporary music and, more specifically, aims at understanding which kind of information, drawn from an analysis of the score, can be useful for a performer.
He is currently research fellow at the Lemmensinstituut of Leuven.