Alessandra Salvati was born in Italy, where she was trained as a pianist and composer. Her repertoire includes works for symphonic orchestra, solo and chamber ensembles. Her music has been described as ‘potent,’ ‘moving’ and able to create ‘a strong connection with the audience’ (L. Budmen, Florida Classical Review).
Salvati moved to the United States in 2009. Among her many accolades, she was the winner of The American Prize 2013 in composition with her symphonic cycle Tektosyne: Three Architectures for Orchestra. The judges of The American Prize described her work as ‘a monumental, richly orchestrated work, a sonic landscape, taking a listener on a journey of time and space.’ In 2012 she was a finalist at the same competition with her Sinfonia. Her music has been performed by prestigious ensembles, like the Penderecki String Quartet and the Israel Camerata Jerusalem.
Her qualifications include a Doctorate in Music Composition, completed at the University of Miami, Composition and Piano Diplomas earned in Italian conservatories. A passionate educator, she was invited in the United States as Master Teacher at the National YoungArts Foundation.
Recent concerts include the Clarinet Concerto (Georgia Tech Commission), premiered in April 2018. In July 2018, her most recent symphonic work, Hudhud, was awarded the Aning Ginto Prize at the Banaue International Music Composition Competition in Manila. She is currently working as Associate Professor of Music Theory at Chengdu University.