Although Alexis grew up in a music-loving family, until he was 23 and graduated in Business Administration it did not look as if he would ever deal with Music other than being a spectator. But then, when he asked himself “What is it that I really love? What do I really want to work with?” there was only one answer, “Music”. So he founded a small Artists management agency in Monte-Carlo. From those years – the eighties – he recalls driving east of the Iron Curtain to discover outstanding Artists and Orchestras from Bulgaria, East Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and taking them on tour in France and Italy.
Then, in the early Nineties, the Italian conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti – with whom through the years he would develop a brotherly relationship – asked him to be his assistant. Gelmetti was then Guest Conductor at the South-German Radio Orchestra (SDR), the Schwetzingen Festival, and regularly invited to the Pesaro Festival, at the time of the amazing “Rossini years” when yearly world premieres of Rossini operas would take place.
In late 2001, Alexis began to collaborate with the Teatro di San Carlo – the Naples Opera House, founded in 1737 – where from January 2002 to August 2007 he was assistant to Superintendant Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi – a worldwide authority in classical music and opera. Subsequently, after a few years parenthesis where he lived in Paris and Buenos Aires, as from 2015 Alexis was again assistant to Maestro Gelmetti until the latter passed away in August, 2021. Two years later, he is extremely happy to join the Only Stage team.