Alessandro Timossi was born in Genova. He studied piano, composition and conducting in Italy (Genova, Rome and Pescara) and in London (Guildhall School of Music & Drama). As a pianist, he gave concerts in several cities in Italy and abroad and recorded for RAI, the Italian TV and Radio broadcasting company. As a composer, he took part in the composition courses in Genazzano-Italy (with Sylvano Bussotti), Opera Lab-UK (with Robert Saxton), Tanglewood-USA (with Mario Davidovsky and Louis Andriessen) and on Hoy-UK (with Peter Maxwell Davies and Robert Saxton). He was also invited to the He was Music Director of the music programme of the Moto Perpetuo International Arts Festival in Pescocostanzo (Italy) from 1996 to 1998. Alessandro is Head of Music Programmes at the Guildhall School.