Alessandro Spada

Alessandro Spada

Born in Rovigo, Italy, in 2003. Since 2022, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Unidad Editorial Double Bass Chair with professor Wies Boevé. He has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

He began to study double bass at the Conservatory in his city, at the age of seven, with Maestro Fioravanti Ubaldo. He has also attended masterclasses by Enrico Fagone, Leon Spierer, Michael Wolf, Slawomir Grenda -whom he accompanied as orchestra conductor with Maestro Stefano Pagliani-, Matthew McDonald, and Philipp Stubenrauch.

In 2016 he joined the Padua “I Pollicini” Youth Orchestra, with which he performed at the Verdi Theatre in Padua, the Duomo and Verme Theatre in Milan, and the Rome Ministry of Education, with whom he collaborated regularly at the Venetian Soloists, conducted by Maestro Claudio Scimone at the time.

He has participated in the Lucerne Festival in two editions, in one he was principal double bass in the Junior Orchestra conducted by Ulysses Ascanio and, in the 2023 edition he was a member of the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto conducted by Wolfram Christ, in both cases at the KKL Theatre’s main hall. With the mentioned orchestra he participated at the Festival Pianistivo Internazionale Bartolomeo Cristofori too. Previously he performed with the Filarmonia Veneta, Venice Chamber Music Orchestra and the Olympic Theatre Orchestra in Vicenza, in which he was principal double bass.

He won the second prize at the Werther-Emilio Benzi National Double Bass Competition in Alessandria, in 2021.

As a student of the School, he has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Juanjo Mena and Péter Csaba; the Baroque Ensemble of the School, conducted by Paul Goodwin, and he has been part of the Unidad Editorial Bottesini Double Bass Quintet. He is currently a member of the Unidad Editorial Dittersdorf Double Bass Quartet.