Laura Marzadori, violinist

Leader violin at La Scala Theatre Orchestra since 2014 (at 25 years young)

Laura Marzadori joined the Scala Theatre Orchestra as leader violin in 2014, at just 25 years. The commission members with Daniel Barenboim as its president unanimously elected her as the Concertmaster. In this role, she has already worked with some of the greatest conductors in the world: Barenboim, Chailly, Gatti, Harding and Pappano.

She began studying the violin at four, studied at age 10 for one year with Professor Enzo Porta, great violinist and pedagogue, before entering the Conservatorio G. B. Martini in Bologna from where she graduates magna cum laude in October 2005. She studied with Professors Salvatore Accardo, Zakhar Bron, and violinists Shlomo Mintz and Pavel Berman.

In September 2015 she had the great honour to perform on “Il Cannone” during a special event of Milano EXPO.

In 2005 she won the prestigious “Città di Vittorio Veneto” contest as well as the special mention Gulli Prize for the best Mozart execution. She is Prizewinner of the Sion (2011) and Buenos Aires Violin Competition (2012).

She is a passionate chamber musician and has collaborated with many extraordinary musicians. Recently she also started performing with her colleagues of the Scala Orchestra (watch the video below). In 2013, as a member of the AMAR piano trio with Leonora and Ludovico Armellini, she was awarded the prestigious “XXXII Premio Abbiati” dedicated to Piero Farulli, by the Italian National Association of Musics Critics.

In 2010 she performed the world premiere of Ottorino Respighi’s violin concerto in New York and recorded it for the NAXOS Label. The recording, released in the USA in May 2011, was well received by critics. In April 2012, she played the Italian première of the Violin Concerto op.26 by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari with the “Orchestra Città di Ferrara” conducted by Marco Zuccarini. This performance was recorded live by the TACTUS label and the CD was released in January 2013.

She plays the violin by G.B Guadagnini, ex-Kleynenberg, 1783 owned by the Fondazione Pro Canale.