Alessandro D’Amico *1986 born in Caracas, attended the Music School Montalban in Caracas. From 2002 he studied with Prof. Gerard Caussè and Prof. Rainer Schmidt at Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia and from 2004-2006 with Prof. Peter Langgartner at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. From 2002-2009 he was violist in the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra with conductors such as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Claudio Abbado, and Gustavo Dudamel. He attended master classes with Nobuko Imai, Veronika Hagen, and Atar Arad, among others. From 2009 he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel in the graduate course for string quartets with Prof. Walter Levin and viola with Silvia Simionescu. He is a member of the Merel Quartet, Camerata Variabile, EPhB and Capella Andrea Barca.