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Fiorenzo
Ritorto

horn - academy 2019/2020

Born in Piacenza, Italy, Fiorenzo Ritorto (1999) begun to play the French horn at age of ten. He graduated at the conservatory of Piacenza in 2016.

He then continued his studies at the Brass Academy Alicante with Nury Guarnaschelli, Fergus McWilliam and José Sogorb Jover, participating in masterclasses with hornists such as Stefan Dohr, Sarah Willis, Dale Clevenger and Froydis Ree Wekre.

At the orchestra academy of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Fiorenzo took lessons with principal hornists Danilo Stagni and Jorge Monte de Fez and participated as principal hornist in orchestral productions.

Fiorenzo Ritorto won the Abbado Award in 2015 and the International competition Cittá di Pesaro in 2016, among other competitions. He performed in recital and as a soloist in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Moreover, he collaborated with several orchestras, notably the orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala under the direction of conductors such as Riccardo Chailly and Daniele Gatti.

Since the early years, he has been a member of several chamber ensembles. His wind quintet performed at many locations in Italy and won a number of chamber music competitions.

Born in Piacenza, Italy, Fiorenzo Ritorto (1999) begun to play the French horn at age of ten. He graduated at the conservatory of Piacenza in 2016.

He then continued his studies at the Brass Academy Alicante with Nury Guarnaschelli, Fergus McWilliam and José Sogorb Jover, participating in masterclasses with hornists such as Stefan Dohr, Sarah Willis, Dale Clevenger and Froydis Ree Wekre.

At the orchestra academy of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Fiorenzo took lessons with principal hornists Danilo Stagni and Jorge Monte de Fez and participated as principal hornist in orchestral productions.

Fiorenzo Ritorto won the Abbado Award in 2015 and the International competition Cittá di Pesaro in 2016, among other competitions. He performed in recital and as a soloist in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Moreover, he collaborated with several orchestras, notably the orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala under the direction of conductors such as Riccardo Chailly and Daniele Gatti.

Since the early years, he has been a member of several chamber ensembles. His wind quintet performed at many locations in Italy and won a number of chamber music competitions.