Alfredo Bernardini is Concerto Copenhagen’s 1st Guest Conductor and directs 1-2 projects per year. He has been associated with Concerto Copenhagen since 2009.
Alfredo Bernardini was born in Rome and graduated as oboist from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He has been regular principal oboist with Early Music ensembles such as Le Concert des Nations, La Petite Bande, The English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and others. In 1989, he founded the Ensemble Zefiro together with the brothers Paolo and Alberto Grazzi. Beside directing Zefiro, he regularly conducts other important baroque orchestras from all over Europe, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Israel and the US. In 2013, he participated to the foundation of the Orquesta Barroca Simón Bolívar of the Sistema de Musica in Caracas.
Alfredo Bernardini even builds replicas of historical oboes and is a recognized researcher and writer on the field of historic wind instruments. From 1992 to 2015 he taught baroque oboe at the Amsterdam Conservatory and from 2002 to 2009 at the Escola Superior de Musica de Cataluña in Barcelona. Since 2014, Alfredo Bernardini is professor at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg.