Lorenza Borrani

Born in Florence in 1983 she started to learn the violin at the age of five under the guidance of Alina Company at the Fiesole School of Music.
Since 1993 she studied with Pavel Vernikov, Zinaida Gilels and Ilya Grubert and between 2004 and 2006 she undertook postgraduate study at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria, with Boris Kushnir.

She has regularly played chamber music since her youth, a passion developed through the example of her teachers Piero Farulli, Pier Narciso Masi and Pavel Vernikov, as well as through performing for artists like Carlo Maria Giulini, Maurizio Pollini , Mstislav Rostropovich.

As chamber musician and soloist she is invited to perform by many of the most important and dynamic festivals, artists and orchestras.
In November 2006 she performed as soloist with Orchestra Mozart conducted by Claudio Abbado.

She has been Leader of Symphonica Toscanini (Maazel) since 2003 and is a member of Orchestra Mozart (Claudio Abbado) and Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Abbado).
In February 2008 she became Leader of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

She plays as Guest Leader with orchestras like Filarmonica della Scala (Milan) , Bayerishen Rundfunk Orchester (Munich), Orchestra della Fondazione Santa Cecilia (Roma).

She is one of the founders of the «Spira mirabilis» project (www.spiramirabilis.com).
Her violin is a Ferdinando Galliano (Naples, 1762) courtesy of the «Pro Canale» Foundation of Milan.

02 February 2010

Lorenza Borrani

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