Lorenza Borrani

Lorenza Borrani has been Leader of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 2008.

Born in Florence in 1983, Lorenza began her violin studies at the age of five with Alina Company at the Fiesole School of Music (Piero Farulli). She then went on to have violin lessons also with Pavel Vernikov, Zinaida Gilels and Ilya Grubert and she undertook postgraduate study at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria, with Boris Kuschnir.

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 (under the direction of conductors such as Yuri Ahronovitch, Gyorgy Gyorivany Rath, Emmanuel Krivine) 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 (Lorin Maazel) since 2003 and is a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Lorenza is regularly invited to lead and direct in the most important symphony and chamber orchestras all around Europe and also abroad. She is one of the founders of the “Spira mirabilis” project and is a Professor of Violin at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Florence).

Lorenza plays on a Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi (1751).