Lorenzo Turchi-Floris

« Musician with immense impetus, he is not afraid to immerse himself completely in what he is interpreting …»
(Elide Bergamaschi - La voce di Mantova - Italy)

LorenzoTurchi Floris

Pianist, composer and orchestra conductor is regularly invited as soloist and guest conductor by prestigious orchestras such Orchestre Symphonique de Sion (Switzerland), I Musici Estensi (Italy), Mission Symphony Orchestra (Italy), Mission Chamber Orchestra (Italy), Orchestre Symphonique National du Liban (Lebanon), St Laurent kammerOrchester (Germany), Delianuova Contemporanea Ensemble (Italy), Sarajevo National Orchestra (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mt-Blanc Chamber Orchestra (France), Orquestra Kaposoka (Angola), Mumbles Symphony Orchestra (England), Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo (Italy), Orchestra of RTV Albania (Albania), Filarmonica di Torino (Italy) and more.

Since 1998 he has been musical director of the Mont Blanc Choir and Symphony Orchestra (France) and since 2008 the artistic director by Musicfor international. Among others, he has participated in the “Summerfest 2016” (Florida-Panama), “Costantine Capital de la culture Arabe” (2015 - Algeria), “Summerfest 2014” (Italy-Florida-Panama), “6° Festival International de Versoix” (2014 - Switzerland), “Summerfest 2013” (Italy-Florida-Panama), “Alba Music Festival” (2013 - Italy), “Summerfest 2012” (Italy-Florida-Panama), “3° Festival International de Versoix” (2011 - Switzerland), “Summerfest 2010” (Italy-Florida-Panama-Brazil), “13° Festival du Baroque” (2010 – Cordon, France), “12° Festival du Baroque” (2009 – Cordon, France), “2° Festival International de Musique Classique” (1996 – Nice, France), “8° Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte” (1983 – Montepulciano, Italy), “7° Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte” (1982 - Montepulciano Italy).

He has recorded as a pianist, composer and conductor for Generason (France), SMB (France), Rendre Présent (France), SOTA (USA) and Brilliant Classics (Netherlands). His compositions are regularly performed in Europe and America with great interest by public and critics. He has won prizes in several music competitions (Pineto National Competition (1994 - Italy), Tortona International Competition (1994 - Italy), Detroit International Competition (1993 - USA), Rome AIDI Competition (1992 - Italy), Gargano National Competition (1991 - Italy), Matera National Competition (1991 - Italy), Ciampino National Competition (1988 – Italy)) and embarks on a busy career worldwide as concert pianist, composer and conductor achieving great success at every performance. His concerts have been broadcast by Radio Pays du Mont-Blanc, Europe Radio Espace 2, Radio Sermoz, Télé-Lumière, Tele8 Mt-Blanc, Rai 3 and France 3.

He plays a large repertoire from the Baroque to 900. He performed for the Vatican’s concert series inaugurating the Holy Year of 2000. He has performed in the Chamber of Deputies (Rome), held numerous conferences including the one at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA-2012). “Composer in residence” of the American festival "SOTA - SummerFest" in 2010-2012-2013-2014-2016 and 2017.

In the musical training years he graduated in piano, composition and orchestra conductor at the Conservatorio di Musica di Torino (Italy). He studies piano in Rome (Italy) with Debora Varesco and then he furthered his studies in Russia at the Rachmaninov Musical Institute with Viktor K. Merzhanov. Two scholarships enabled him to go deeper into pianistic technique at the « CIEM-MOZART » - Lausanne (Switzerland) with Fausto Zadra. He has received valuable coaching from Gyorgy Sandor, Franco Scala and Paolo Bordoni. In 2000, with Dominique Weber as tutor, he won first prize in "Piano Virtuosity" with distinction at the Conservatoire de Musique de Sion (Switzerland). He begins studying composition with David Graham and Hans Werner Henze will encourage him to continue the musical studies. Eager to have a global vision of the music, he studied conducting, counterpoint, instrumentation and analysis at the Haute école de musique de Genève (Switzerland). At the same time he took conducting classes given by Roberto Benzi and Ernst Shelle.

Through Musicfor, he devotes much of his musical activity to the development and support in the most disadvantaged areas in the world (Mozambique, Haiti, Angola, and South Africa) planning music schools. Thousands of children have thus the opportunity to approach music and broaden their perception and their perspective on life. He is passionately dedicated to teaching music and has amongst his pupils winners of international music competitions.

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