Soon after graduating from the Conservatory of The Hague in 1987, where he studied with Bruce Haynes and Ku Ebbinge, Alfredo Bernardini joined some of the most prestigious baroque ensembles such as Hesperion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Petite Bande, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Das Freiburger Barockorchester, The English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, touring all-over the world and taking part in over 100 recordings. In 1989 he founded the ensemble ZEFIRO together with the brothers Paolo and Alberto Grazzi. His recordings with Zefiro have won important prizes such as the Cannes Classical Award and the Diapason d’Or de l’Année 2009. As a director, he has worked with orchestras in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Poland, the UK, Sweden, Canada, Cuba, Australia, Israel and with the European Union Baroque Orchestra. In January 2013 he was counsellor and director of the first baroque orchestra project of “El Sistema de Musica” of Venezuela. His research on the history of woodwind musical instruments has resulted in several articles published by important international magazines. From 1992 to 2014 he taught historical oboe at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He also taught from 2002 to 2009 at the Escola Superior de Musica de Cataluña in Barcelona. Since 2014 he is professor at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg.