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Alfio (born Alfio Bonanno, 24 October 1976) is an Australian-Italian tenor, songwriter, musician, and composer. He began singing at a very early age and started singing professionally at the age of 17, concentrating on recorded music and concerts so far. Alfio has performed in Australia, the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Alfio Bonanno was born in Sydney, to Italian-born parents and is the youngest of five children. Born into a musical family where every member sings or plays an instrument, Alfio has always had a passion for music. His father and his mother, both originally from Southern Italy, met and married in Sydney, but their Italian roots remained firmly planted throughout Alfio's childhood.
Alfio attended Patrician Brothers High School in Sydney where he received First Place grades with High Distinction in Music. While pursuing his music career, he also pursued his interest in design and graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Design.
Alfio began singing professionally at the age of 16 in his local church, leading the whole congregation at Sunday mass. This spring-boarded to many other gigs performing at restaurants and small venues all over Sydney and the surrounding areas. Alfio started making a name for himself playing piano and performing at venues, singing at weddings for prominent Australians and performing at charity events.