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 to study with Pavel Berman at Accademia Perosi in Biella.
In 2014 he became a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he performed until 2017 at Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms in London. 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).
For three consecutive editions, he performed with LPO at Glyndebourne Music Festival.
Once back to Italy, he began to guest lead the Orchestra Regionale Toscana, in Florence. In April 2019 he won the concertmaster’s audition at Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, performing as a soloist at Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome live broadcasted by Italian national television RAI3.
He previously guest led 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.
Lorenzo regularly collaborates with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and previously performed with some of the major Italian orchestras such as Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova and I Solisti di Pavia, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, Riccardo Chailly, Yuri Temirkanov among others.
He led for five years the Academy Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, appearing as a soloist in the Kammerkonzert by Alban Berg in Rome and Milan.
Lorenzo is extremely keen on contemporary music, being a member of MDI Ensemble, currently hailed as one of the major contemporary chamber music ensemble in Italy. Together with MDI Ensemble, Lorenzo has been artist in residence at Festival di Milano Musica and regularly performs in Italy (Festival MiTo, Società del Quartetto, Biennale Venice), Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and USA.
He taught in Sion as Francesco De Angelis’ assistant from 2010 to 2012. In July 2019 he held his first violin masterclass at Piceno Classica in Italy. He currently teaches violin at Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali in Nocera Terinese (Calabria, Italy).
He plays a 1923 Simone Fernando Sacconi violin.
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