Luca Bandini, violone

In 2002 Luca Bandini graduated in double bass with mention at the Conservatorio “B. Maderna ” in Cesena, under the guidance of Giovanni Valgimigli . Later, he attended master classes with Alberto Bocini in Florence, Franco Petracchi in Fiesole, and at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala. He has worked with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, the La Scala Philharmonic and with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in music festivals in Italy and abroad, with several artists such as Zubin Mehta, Georges Pretre, Lorin Maazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Maxim Vengerov and others. He was member of the Symphonica Toscanini in Italy conducted by Lorin Maazel and collaborates with the National Orchestra of RAI and Orchestra da Camera di Mantova. Parallel to his activity as a modern double bass player, Luca Bandini is also an historical double bass and violone player, performing on historical instruments such as Violone and g-Violone, specializing into repertoire of late renaissance, early baroque, baroque and classical. He performs in Early Music Ensembles such as Accademia Bizantina conducted by Ottavio Dantone, I Barocchisti conducted by Diego Fasolis and Luca Pianca, ensemble Concerto Scirocco, ensemble Camerata Rousseau conducted by Leonardo Muzii. He is Professor of double bass at the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Ravenna, Italy. 

Photo: @Alejandro Gomez Lozano