Alessandro Quarta, director e composer, Quarta gives particular attention to the vocal repertory of the Rennaissance and Baroque in the concert programming of his ensemble Concerto Romano (www.concertoromano.com – www.facebook.com/concertoromano).
Concerto Romano has in fact received high praise from Italian and European audiences. (Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Tage Alter Musik-Herne, Rheingau Musikfestival, Niedersachsische Musiktage, Handels-Festspiele di Karlsruhe, WDR Funkhaus-Konzerte Koeln, Wiener Konzerthaus, Koelner Philarmonie, Styriarte, Rheinvokal, Musica Sacra Maastricht, De Bijloke – Gent), with excellent reviews by the press.
Concerto Romano has recorded three CDs for the Christophorus lable; the second of which “Sacred music for the Poor”, was nominated as one of the most interesting recording projects of 2014 by the jury of Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. It was also the winner of the Prix Caecilia 2015. This CD as well as “Luther in Rom” have received maximum 5/5 votes from the French Journal Diapason. The last CD (2016) is the world premier performance in modern times of the Sete di Christo di Bernardo Pasquini.
From 2007 t0 2012 Alessandro was maestro di cappella of the Insigne Cappella Musicale del Pantheon, and is currently maestro in the Chiesa di S. Lucia al Gonfalone a Roma.
He often collaborates with other organizations such as guest director of the ensemble Ars Nova of Salamanca and is guest director for projects of Italian Early Music for the ensemble Emelthée of Lione.
In 2015, Alessandro collaborated as continuo player with the ensemble of Boston Early Music Festival, for The Monteverdi Trilogy and in 2016 he will return stateside for a project with the ensemble Exultemus of Boston.
Since 2007 Quart is instructor for canto madrigalistico with the International Workshops of Early Music for FIMA (Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica), where he also held in 2013, a masterclass on the oratorio romano of the 17th Century.
He has taught courses at the Conservatorio Licinio Refice of Frosinone with a class of canto madrigalistico, and since 2014, collaborates with the Istituto di Cultura Italiano of Köln, as well as workshops on the oratorio romano at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.
Since 2007 he is instructor of canto scenico at the Scuola Fondamenta.
Since 2015 he is often one of the speakers for the musical transmissions of Radio3-suite for Rai-radio3.
Alessandro in involved in musicological research in particular, the unedited repertory of the Scuola Romana of the 16th and 17th Century. Ha provided a modern edizione of the Oratorio Mestissime Jesu of Marco Marazzoli pfor the Analecta Musicologica (DHI, Roma), and is a collaborator of IBIMUS (Istituto Bibliografico Musicale Italiano), for which he is prepararing am antological of Roamn Oratory Music. Since 2016 he is artistic director of the new music editions Florida Verba, for the Fondazione Italiana Musica Antica.