Born in Milan, Alberto Veronesi studied there at the Conservatory and at the Siena Accademia Chigiana. Since 2001 he has served as resident conductor and artistic director of the Palermo Ente Autonomo Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana. Since 1998 he has been musical and artistic director of the Puccini Torre del Lago Festival and since 1993 conductor of the Milan Guido Cantelli Orchestra and from 2000 of the Orchestra Sinfonica d’Italia. He won second prize in 1999 at Cannes in the preromantic opera category for his recording of Salieri’s Falstaff (Chandos) and first prize at the Munich Koch 1999 for the best opera recording of the year. He has made a number of acclaimed recordings for major record companies and appears regularly in television transmissions. His career has brought conducting engagements throughout the world and collaboration with singers and soloists of the highest distinction.