Lorenzo Passerini was born in Morbegno in 1991. He graduated with honours in trombone at Como Conservatory in 2009. He then took a masters degree at Aosta Conservatory, graduating in 2014 with full honours again. As a trombonist, he has toured worldwide under the baton of famous conductors such as John Axelrod, Andrey Boreyko, Fabio Luisi and Riccardo Muti.
At the same time as starting his career as a trombonist, he began studies in conducting in 2010 with Ennio Nicotra. He also undertook tuition from John Axelrod, Massimiliano Caldi, Gilberto Serembe, Pietro Mianiti, Oleg Caetani and Antonio Eros Negri.
He began his conducting career in December 2011 with Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi, which he founded with the composer Piergiorgio Ratti. He has also had new works dedicated to him by contemporary composers Piergiorgio Ratti, Antonio Eros Negri and Andrea Battistoni.
2016 saw his debut as guest director of ICO Orchestra Magna Grecia and Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta for the 28th Iris Adami Corradetti International Opera Competition.
In 2017 he conducted the Milan’s Giuseppe Verdi Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestra Fondazione Arena of Verona, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Romanian National Opera Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of Grosseto, Symphonic Orchestra of Sanremo, Orchestra CamerataVienna, Mexico State Orchestra and Milano Chamber Orchestra.
In January 2017 he assisted Oleg Caetani in his production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth at Helsinki Opera Theatre.
Since 2015 he has worked with Maestro Nicola Luisotti in some of the most important European theatres, such as Royal Opera House in London, Teatro Real in Madrid and Teatro Alla Scala in Milan. In September 2018 he has assisted Luisotti in his production of Turandot in Teatro Real in Madrid.
In 2018 he conducted again Orchestra Fondazione Arena and he debuted with Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Bari Metropolitan Symphonic Orchestra and DITTO Orchestra during his Korean tournée with soprano Sumi Jo.
Since 2011 has been the artistic and musical director of Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi. Since 2017 he has been musical director of Associazione culturale “Amici della musica di Sondalo”, for whom he programmes the symphonic seasons at Teatro Sociale in Sondrio.
In October 2019 he conducted Tosca at the Teatro Regio in Turin, replacing Daniel Oren. He conducted Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Warsaw Opera House (November 2019) and a gala concert with tenor Francesco Demuro at the Sassari Opera House (December 2019).
In season 2020-21 he performs at the Sydney Opera House with Charles Gounod’s Faust (February 2020), at the Teatro Real in Madrid with the opera Un ballo in maschera, where he will share the podium with Nicola Luisotti (September/October 2020), at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa with La vedova allegra (November 2020), at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow with the opera Lucia di Lammermoor (December 2020), at Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège in concert with Nadine Sierra.
He will make his debut at the Las Palmas Theatre in Gran Canaria, the San Carlo Theatre in Naples and the Frankfurt Opera House. He will return to the Sydney Opera House and the Warsaw Opera House.