• Born 1961
Often appears with
Alfredo Bernardini is an Italian oboist and conductor, and the co-founder of the ensemble Zefiro. He is a specialist in Baroque oboe, and he has concentrated on early music for most of his career. He received his musical education in the Netherlands, where he worked with Bruce Haynes and Ku Ebbinge, and he earned his soloist diploma from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 1987. Bernardini has performed internationally with such ensembles as the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, the Bach Collegium Japan, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Petite Bande, the English Concert, the Freiburger Barockorchester, and other major early music groups. In 1989, Bernardini joined Paolo and Alberto Grazzi in creating Zefiro, and their recordings have been released on Ambroisie, Astree, Naïve, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Arcana. Bernardini has also recorded for CPO, EtCetera Records, and Auvidis, among other labels. He has taught Baroque oboe at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam and the Escola Superior de Música de Cataluña in Barcelona, and he has given master classes in Europe, Israel, and the United States.