Alessandro Sanguineti is a graduate of the Royal College of Music where he studied as a scholar to attain a Master’s degree in performance and he is currently completing his Doctoral studies at the same Institution being a RCM Scholar supported by a McFadzean Whyte Award. Prior to this he gained a Diploma and a Postgraduate degree with distinction in Italy, accumulating a large number of prizes and awards during his education.

Alessandro is currently living and working in London, enjoying a rich and varied career as a freelance musician. Cellist of the Mediterranea Trio, he regularly performs in Italy, France and United Kingdom. Recent performances include recitals in London at King’s Place, St James's Piccadilly, St. Martin in the Fields, Linbury Theatre at Royal Opera House and Wigmore Hall.

Former member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Italian Youth Orchestra, Alessandro performs with some of the country’s finest orchestras including Britten Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony, Guildford Philharmonic and BBC Concert Orchestra. He has been Co-Principal Cellist of Southbank Sinfonia with whom he also performed the solo cello in Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals at the Royal Opera House. Alessandro collaborates with Riccardo Muti’s Orchestra Cherubini and has played at Salzburg Festival, Musikverein in Vienna and Ravenna Festival. He has been Principal Cellist in the National Theatre’s production of ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Favour’ at the Olivier Theatre in 2010. As a soloist he has performed Haydn’s C major concerto with Southbank Sinfonia and recently Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme.

Alessandro is also in demand as a session player, recording for MTV Italy, RAI Radio Televisione Italiana and BBC. He recently recorded the solo cello for the BBC One production ‘Muddle Earth’ and has played in sessions for Isobel Griffiths, recording the new BBC One drama series ‘Body Farm’ (2011) and 'The Paradise' (2012) at Abbey Road and Air Lyndhurst Studios. He has also recorded with Susan Boyle for ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’ on ITV and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on BBC One.

Alessandro is a recipient of several scholarships and awards, among others, the Boris Christoff Foundation, Amaryllis Fleming, Il Circolo and Art & Humanities Research Council awards and as a RCM doctoral Scholar he has also been supported by a Lucy Ann Jones Award.