Born in Rome in 1961, Alfredo Bernardini moves to the Netherlands in 1981 to specialize in baroque oboe and early music with, among others, Bruce Haynes and Ku Ebbinge. In 1987 he receives his soloist diploma from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He has performed all over Europe, in the USA, Japan, China, Israel and South America as a member of some major baroque ensembles such as Hesperion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Petite Bande, The
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Freiburger Barockorchester, The English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan and others. In 1989 he founded the ensemble ZEFIRO together with the brothers Paolo and Alberto Grazzi. His discography comprises more than a hundred recordings. His CD featuring Vivaldi oboe concertos was acknowledged with the Cannes classical Award 1995.
In 1999 he realized together with ZEFIRO a documentary film on Antonio Vivaldi for the Belgian Television. He has worked with several orchestras in Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Holland, and in November 2001 he conducted the European Union Baroque Orchestra on tour in Germany, China and Spain. In 2005 he began collaboration with the Moscow orchestra Pratum Integrum. Besides concert activity he is engaged in an active research programme. His studies of the history of woodwind musical instruments has resulted in several articles published by important international magazines. Since 1992 he has been teaching baroque oboe at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and since 2002 at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona.