Alfonso Borghese - Classical Guitar
One of the world’s best Guitar performers, a native of Florence, Alfonso Borghese studied music and the art of the guitar at the Conservatorio “L.Cherubini” in Florence under Alvaro Company. He also attended humanities courses.
He later followed a two years Masterclass by Maestro Company at the American University of Villa Schifanoia (Rosary College, Illinois).
In 1968 and 1969 he went to Santiago de Compostela (Spain) to study with Andrès Segovia and Josè Tomàs.
In 1978 he did a tour in the U.S.A. with a recital at the Carnegie Hall in New York.
He has been teaching since the end of 1968, first in the Conservatorio of Pesaro, then in that of Bologna. He is at present teaching in the Conservatorio “L.Cherubini” in Florence.
Every year since 1989 he has been giving an eight months Masterclass at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, the most prestigious institution of higher music studies in Italy.
In 1969, with Roberto Frosali and Vincenzo Saldarelli, he founded the Trio Chitarristico Italiano, an unusual chamber ensemble that has performed all over the world and has recorded three L.P’s, a CD and a DVD.
Alfonso Borghese is also an orchestral conductor, having been trained by Mario Salerno and later by Franco Ferrara at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena from 1978 to 1980.
He has studied Composition with Carlo Prosperi in the Conservatorio “L.Cherubini” and with Paolo Fragapane.
He has composed music scores for plays by Brecht, Majakovskij, Bulgakov, Feydeau, Nando Vitali and Carlo Martinelli.
With Stefano Martinelli he has composed the musical “Polly, ovvero l’opera del milionario”, which was performed several times.
He has given courses in the History of Music at the Università Libera of Florence.
He speaks Italian, French and Spanish.