Classically trained in composition and piano performance (his academic training makes him a descendent of Nadia Boulanger) Alfonso’s post-genre approach to music making defies categorical classification, bringing together influences from american minimalism, european classical traditions, as well as music from post-popular genres.
His lengthy catalog has brought together audiences from all over the world and has been performed in the US and Europe. Composing since his early teens, his first collection for solo piano was self-published in 2011: it followed a very prolific series of albums and compositions ranging from orchestra, choir, chamber, piano (The Chopin Project, Sequence/Loop, Three Colors Symphony, Oceano Mare, Dialogues Before a Goodbye and others).
His music for multiple pianos, originating from a 2-year long research in formal process-music at the New England Conservatory, culminated in the production of a 2.5-hours long, three-album trilogy (Images, Sequences, To The Lost Ones) released in 2015-2016. A return to solo piano sees the 72-min collection Nachtmusik come to life in 2017, gathering the attention of concert pianists across the world. The beginning of a multi-year long series of pieces for piano and multiple hands was established in early 2018 with the first volume of This Is Not a Piano. After an intense 4-month production process, July 2018 sees the release of a mixed electronic and orchestral project with Spaces.
Some collaborations and performances include Bleep Blop electro-acoustic ensemble, Tenuto Chamber singers, SOC Chamber Orchestra, William Jewell College Choir, as well as small-scale productions with film makers and dance artists. Alfonso has been granted academic awards for excellence in composition. He holds summa-cum-laude bachelors in classical composition and in music technology from Berklee College of Music and an honor Master's degree in Composition from New England Conservatory - where he studied under the tutelage of prof. Robert Cogan (Nadia Boulanger, Roger Session, Milton Babbit), as well as honor degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley.