Alberto Denti was born on March 10, 1968 in Milan, Italy. He studied at the International School of Violinmaking in Cremona under master luthier Massimo Negroni. Denti graduated in 1986 and then opened his own workshop in Lodi, where his family lived. In Lodi, Denti enrolled in a two year course on violinmaking and restoration at the Civic School of Milan. In 1991, he moved to Cremona to work under Corrado Belli. The next year, he established his own workshop in Cremona.
Denti has since participated in several competitions, including those held in Baveno and Mittenwald.