Lorenzo Gentili-Tedeschi was born in Milan (Italy) in 1988 and graduated in violin with a Bachelor’s degree at the age of 16 from the Conservatorio Gaetano Donizetti in Bergamo. He afterwards attended lessons with Francesco de Angelis at the Haute école de musique de Sion (Switzerland), where he obtained his Soloist Master degree performing Beethoven violin concerto with Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He continued his studies with Pavel Berman at Accademia Perosi in Biella.

Lorenzo currently teaches violin at Conservatorio Lettimi in Rimini and is invited as guest 2nd violin leader, 1st violin co-leader and tutti violin at Teatro alla Scala, Milan.

Previously, from 2014 to 2017, Lorenzo has been a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performing at Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms in London and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He toured extensively Europe (notably Wien Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Paris Theatre des Champs Elysées, Milan La Scala), USA, Canada (Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Symphony Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall, Toronto Symphony Hall) and China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Shanghai).

He afterwards regularly appeared as guest leader with Orchestra della Toscana (Florence), Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Hadyn di Bolzano e Trento and Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. In 2016 he was also invited from Orchestre de I’lle de France in Paris as second violin leader.

Very active as a soloist and chamber music player, Lorenzo performed Kammerkonzert by Alban Berg both at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Quirinale in Rome, as well as Tartiniana II by Luigi Dallapiccola also at Quirinale. He gave recitals for Italian Cultural Institute in London, Società dei Concerti in Milan, Palazzo Ducale in Genova, Rubin Theatre in New York among others.

Extremely keen on contemporary music performance, Lorenzo has been a member for over a decade of MDI Ensemble, currently hailed as one of the major contemporary chamber music ensemble in Italy, performing all over Italy (Festival Milano Musica, Festival MiTo, Società del Quartetto in Milan, Biennale Venice, Ravenna Festival, Accademia Filarmonica Romana), Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and USA.
His recent recording of Sciarrino’s Musiche per il Paradiso di Dante with Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto for KAIROS was awarded the prestigious Coup de Coeur prize by Academy Charles Cros.

He plays on a 1766 Giovanni Battista Gabrielli and on a 1923 Simone Fernando Sacconi violin.

© Photocredit Davide Santi