Ignazio Alayza


Italian raised but with an international background and based in Vienna, 1994-born violist Ignazio Alayza completed his studies with honours at the national conservatoire of his hometown, La Spezia, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Arts at the Academy of the Ébène Quartet at the Hochschule für Musik und Theatre of Munich (Germany). Besides constant artistic refinement through classes and master courses in whole Europe, with celebrated performers like Maxim Rysanov, the Zemtsov family, Milan Radi, or David Šlechta, among others, he also had a chance to challenge himself with teaching in the framework of a social project dedicated to children affected by social unrest (loosely based on the Abreu method) in his homeland, from 2014 till 2018. He is active as an orchestral performer in many different ensembles, like the EUYO (he has been a member of the European Music Gallery Festival Italian tour in 2020), the Brno Philharmonic (Czech Republic, as a trainee) and the Philharmonic of Hradec Králové (also CZ), the orchestra of the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (Vienna, Austria) or Italian orchestras as the Sanremo Symphony or the Puccini Festival Philharmonic of Torre del Lago, where he also led the viola section, but his activity is mostly centred on chamber music, with focus on the Viennese Kandinsky String Quartet and the London based Duo Stoevskij, with double bassist Valentina Ciardelli, in whose first CD recording published by Da Vinci he appears as a guest and with whom he also premiered in the UK the Piano Quintet by the American composer David Winkler.