Alessandro Valente was born in Turin, Italy. He earned his guitar diploma at the Conservatorio Antonio Vivaldi in Alessandria and studied composition at the conservatory of Turin. In 1987, he was the third laureate of the International Guitar Contest in Tokyo. After he earned the Advanced Diploma at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, he settled in Belgium, where he teaches guitar and accompaniment in various music schools. This album contains 9 educational repertoire pieces for beginning guitar players.