Alessio Ferrante was born in Bolzano (Italy) on June 20, 1989. He studied composition with Heinrich Unterhofer and Luca Macchi at the “C. Monteverdi” Conservatory of Bolzano, and with Carlo Forlivesi at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst of Stuttgart.
In 2010 he was selected to participate in the European Composers' Professional Development Programme. In 2016 he was finalist in the “Opera Oggi” Competition promoted by the theatres of OperaLombardia. In 2019 he won the Giacomo Leopardi Award in the International Competition for Composers “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space”. In 2021 he won the second prize in the “works for choir organ and voices” category of the #SaintSulpice2021 Composition Competition.
His works have been performed at festivals and concert series such as the Bolzano Concert Society, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Ensemble 10/10 concert season (Liverpool), Contemporanea (Udine), Transart, Musicainsalotto, the Bolzano Festival of Contemporary Music, Mittelfest (Cividale del Firuli), ReMusica Festival (Prishtina), Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento Season and Online Festival “generations -riverside of time” (Japan).