In 1991Alberto Bertino graduated with distinction in piano from the Alessandria Conservatory, gaining the Ghislieri Prize as best graduand of the year and the Accademia Filarmonica Prize. He continued his studies at the Imola Accademia Pianistica with Boris Petrushansky and Alexander Lonquich, participating in important master-classes. He studied orchestral conducting at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Michael Gielen and piano with Peter Lang, going on to further training in Turin and in Katowice, and won first prize in the Città di Cesenatico International Piano Competition, among other awards. With various conducting engagements in Italy, there followed association with the Kassel State Theatre and appointment in 2006 as deputy conductor there. He combines activities as a soloist, conductor and composer with teaching commitments in Italy and in Kassel.