Alessandro De Rosa (Milan, 1985) undertook his study of music composition following Ennio Morricone’s advice. He studied with Boris Porena in Rome and then graduated from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, Netherlands.
As a composer and arranger, he collaborated with Jon Anderson of the band Yes.
Together with Ennio Morricone he is the author of the book “Ennio Morricone – In his own words. Ennio Morricone in conversation with Alessandro De Rosa” (Oxford University Press, 2019, 2020) Morricone’s autobiography in form of conversations, published in 2016 in Italy by Mondadori Libri and translated into several of the most spoken languages in the world, and the podcast “Io e Ennio Morricone” (Amazon Audible, Feb. 2020).
As composer he has worked for numerous agencies and companies including Amadeus Music and Pastelle Music writing music for documentaries, films and advertisements. With Pastelle Music he also worked as Head of A\R and Talent Manager.
Among his concert pieces, in 2014, he wrote Gravità Ritrovata for Orchestra, commissioned and performed by the Residentie Orkest for its 110th anniversary, and the opera Trashmedy, composed for the 63rd edition of La Biennale di Venezia Musica 2019.
De Rosa currently works as a freelance musician and collaborates as author and speaker with the RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana) and the RSI (Radiotelevisione Svizzera di lingua italiana).
From 2021 he hosts “Ascoltare il cinema“, a program about music and the sound of cinema conceived and written by him on the RSI – Cult + channel.