Stauffer Lecturer from 2021.
Lorenza Borrani, born in Florence in 1983, performs as a sideman, conductor, soloist and chamber musician in the most important halls and seasons in Europe and around the world. When she was appointed solo leader of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (Abbado, Harnoncourt, Haitink) in 2008, her activity definitely went beyond national borders. The Berlin Philharmonie (Berlin Musikfest 2013), the Edinburgh (with radio broadcast of concerts for the BBC) and Aldeburgh Festivals, La Philarmonie in Cologne, La Citè de la Musique in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Sidney Opera House, Philharmonie du RadioFrance, have seen her as soloist and conductor in recent years.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, she was invited to prepare and conduct from the supporting role the European Youth Orchestra, which, at the Haus der Kulturen in Berlin, represented the 28 European Union countries addressed by President Martin Schulz.
From 2005 to 2008 she played in the Mozart Orchestra, while in November 2006 Claudio Abbado conducted her at the Ferrara Municipal in Mozart’s rarely performed Violin Concerto No. 7.
In 2003, an invitation from the Filarmonica Toscanini conducted by L. Maazel to fill the role of second violinist was a very important enrichment in the artistic career of Lorenza Borrani, already a winner of numerous national and international awards. Engaged from a very young age in an intense solo and chamber concert activity, she made her debut in 1995 at the Teatro alla Pergola in Florence in the performance of Bach’s Concerto for two violins in duo with Maestro Pavel Vernikov and the Italian Youth Orchestra conducted by Emmanuel Krevine.
Maestros Alina Company, Piero Farulli, Zinaida Gilels and Pavel Vernikov guided her in her artistic and instrumental growth at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole from her first steps on the instrument. After graduating in 2000 with highest honors from the Conservatory of Florence, and obtaining her baccalaureate degree, Lorenza Borrani specialized at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz with Boris Kushnir and in many solo and chamber music master classes with Pier Narciso Masi, A. Lonquich, S. Rostropovich, Ana Chumachenko, Maya Glezarova, Ilya Grubert.
He collaborates and has collaborated as a soloist with conductors including Yuri Harohnovich, Gyorgy Gyorivany Rath, Claudio Abbado, Trevor Pinnock, Yannik Nezet Seguin, Bernard Haitink, and as a chamber musician with such distinguished artists as Isabel Faust, Pier Narciso Masi, Andrea Lucchesini, Helene Grimaud, Daniel Hope, Andras Shiff, Pierre Laurent Aimard, Irina Schnittke, Pier Narciso Masi, Tabea Zimmermann, Janine Jansen, Mario Brunello, Christan Tetzlaff, Alexander Lonquich, L. Zilberstein, Pavel Gililov.
In 2007 he founded the Spira mirabilis project, a studio workshop for professional musicians that also inspired the DVD production of the documentary film “La Spira” directed by French director Geràld Caillat. Thanks to this project and meeting Lorenzo Coppola, a curiosity and passion towards the performance of classical repertoire on original instruments was born in Lorenza.
A great lover of other people’s records, Lorenza Borrani has never been very fond of making her own. However, there are recordings of her as co-soloist/director or chamber musician for Deutsche Grammophon and Mirare Label.
Lorenza Borrani teaches violin for master classes at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and has been a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music of London since 2019.
Concertmaster Artist Diploma - Violin
This unique course offers the opportunity to study with ten concertmasters from leading European orchestras. Students will meet one Professor per month, deepening their study of the orchestral and solo repertoire, going on to develop the qualities essential to fill the role of concertmaster, thus coming into contact with the best professionals in the international music community.