I’m Alessia Laurora
Born in 1992 in Trani, a little city in the south of Italy, Alessia began her musical journey at home with her mom, a pianist and piano teacher. At the age of 4 she started to attend the music school. Then at 6 she started taking piano lessons with the sweet M° Daniela Pansini, but for the curious child she was, one musical instrument could not be enough. So she started learning the violin at the age of 9 with M° Clelia Sguera, who meticulously prepared her for the admission exam at the National Music Conservatory “N. Piccinni” in Bari, where Alessia studied the whole ten years of the violin diploma program under the patient guide of M° Carmine Scarpati, concert master of many national and international ensembles, such as Amadeus Quartet and Collegium Musicum.
At the age of 13, after achieving her Solfège License, she would be asked to join the Youth Symphony Orchestra directed by M° Giuseppe Pannarale. She loved to play in the orchestra and to share her playing, her energy and all her weekends with the other members of the orchestra. It is with some of them that she started performing with little chamber music ensembles and that she eventually decided to found the Archet-trio and later the Archet-duo, who she actively performs with every time she is back home. In fact, Alessia moved to Berlin in October 2016, to start her career as a freelancer violinist and violin teacher.
In 2013 she achieved her Violin Diploma at the Conservatory and in 2014 her Bachelor Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Studies “A. Moro” in Bari with the best notes. So she started taking auditions for many of the main national orchestras all over Italy. She also continued to perfect her violin playing attending classes and masterclasses with M° Alfonso Mastrapasqua, M° Giovanni Zonno, with the concertmaster of Teatro alla Scala M° Francesco Manara and with M° Simone Bernardini, 1st Violin Tutti of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Her life path was leading her towards Germany already since 2013, when she won the ERASMUS scholarship for one semester at the University of Leipzig and got the chance to take private classes with M° Henrik Hochschild Concertmaster of the Gewandhaus Orchestra. During this time, she achieved C1 level of competence in german language as well the B1 for the russian language. She actually learned 6 foreign languages throughout her education: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and a little bit of Polish too.
She enjoys her life in the german capital city, regularly performing with orchestras and chamber music ensembles, meeting people from all over the world and teaching at the music school Tomatenklang, where she leads many ensembles of children as well as passionate adults who decide to start to play a musical instrument besides their daily job.
She also founded two chamber music groups: the Kalèidoton Trio and the Jalsa Quartet.
Alessia plays a violin made in 2007 by Giuseppe Arrè and Emilio Slaviero made her bow in 2005. Both of them were made in Cremona, Italy.