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Alessandro Paganelli is a composer and guitarist based in Berlin and London, who has worked in the last years internationally in the field of composition and as a performer.

He has written music for media, and ballet, and received music commissions from various labels.

His music explores the individual’s internal search for self: “When I compose, I always search for a key to access the place wherein a bridge between the sound and the listener is created, allowing communication between the composer, the performer, and the audience: a conversation that goes beyond words and enables us to feel a reflection of ourselves through sound.”

Being exposed to music early on, (his dad was the guitarist of Milva in the 70s) Alessandro Paganelli started guitar lessons when he was 7 and then entered the Conservatory of his town at the age of 11 under the guidance of Flavio Cucchi and followed the summer guitar courses at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena under the guidance of Oscar Ghiglia.

​After graduating in Italy, he moved to the Netherlands (Conservatorium Maastricht) where he focused his studies on Baroque music (Bach in particular), writing a thesis on how this music could be interpreted on the guitar. 

  He then relocated to Berlin, Germany, and started working as a solo performer for numerous opera productions (Theater Vorpommern in Greifswald and Stralsund; Bode Museum in Berlin; Trentino Music Festival) and various ensemble projects.

With a strong desire to find his own way of expressing himself through music and guided by his interest in a wide range of musical genres, he started experimenting with different ways of composing music.

This creative period led to the formation of his Ensemble, which has since performed extensively in unconventional venues across Berlin. The Ensemble released two EPs, "Drifting" (2017) and "Nebula" (2018), followed by a full-length album titled "Sum" in March 2020. "Sum," a collection of nine introspective compositions


In 2020 he was commissioned by the New York-based Ballet Company Movement Head Quarters with a score based on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, which was performed in 2021 in Brooklyn (USA).

Other commissions include work for the label Ameritz Music-Great Britain; Ostereo -Great Britain; Believe Music-France; Quartet Berlin-Tokyo - Germany; Szilyrd Varnai (filmmaker)-Germany; Christopher Larson - USA; Ballet Papillon (USA).

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