Since 2010, Alessandro De Marchi has been the artistic director of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. He studied organ and composition at the conservatory of Santa Cecilia in his native Rome and then went on to study harpsichord, basso continuo and chamber music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In 1989, he began collaborating with René Jacobs as a harpsichordist and assistant. After completing his studies, Alessandro de Marchi appeared as a harpsichord soloist in concerts and as a recitative accompanist in many international Baroque and Classical opera productions, until he started to pursue a successful career as a conductor.
De Marchi’s connection to the Ambras Castle Concerts and to the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music developed a long time ago. Here, he performed as concert harpsichordist and organist with ensembles including The Rare Fruits Council and together with Attilio Cremonesi. As a director of musical theatre, he conducted productions of Mozart’s "La clemenza di Tito", "Il re pastore", Pasquini’s "Sant’ Agnese", Haydn’s "L’isola disabitata", Pergolesi’s "L’Olimpiade" and "La serva padrona", Bach’s "Coffee Cantata" and Telemann’s "Flavius Bertaridus, König der Langobarden" in Innsbruck.