Alessandro Ferrari was born in Milan. In the eighties he graduated in violin with Osvaldo Scilla, in piano with Anita Porrini and in composition with Carlo Mariani and Giacomo Manzoni at the Conservatory of Milan.
In 1996 he started studying conducting with M.W.Chung at the Chigiana Academy in Siena. He has worked with prestigious orchestras such as Filarmonica della Scala and Orchestra della Scala, orchestras of some italian national theaters such as Massimo di Palermo, Petruzzelli di Bari, Verdi di Trieste, Carlo Felice di Genova, Regio di Torino, Lirico di Cagliari and some international orchestras such as Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Caracas, Tokyo Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony and orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
Specializing in the ballet, he has directed prestigious stars as Eleonora Abbagnato, Roberto Bolle, Svetlana Zacharova, Herman Cornejo and Anbeta Toromani in choreographies by Amedeo Amodio and Roland Petit.
Moreover, Alessandro has widely worked with Cameristi della Scala and cooperated with the orchestra of Accademia delle Arti e dei Mestieri del Teatro alla Scala as assistant conductor, appointed by Riccardo Muti.
During the staging of Ronconi’s Ariadne Auf Naxos at Teatro alla Scala in 2000, he has worked as music assistant to Giuseppe Sinopoli. In 2011 he was music assistant to Valery Gergiev during the production of Puccini’s Turandot at la Scala.