Lorenzo Passerini was born in Morbegno (Sondrio) in 1991. In 2009 he graduated with honours in trombone at the Conservatoire in Como. In 2014 he received a second-level academic diploma at the Conservatoire in Aosta, graduating with the best grades and honours. As a trombonist he toured around the whole world under the direction of conductors including John Axelrod, Andrey Boreyko, Fabio Luisi and Riccardo Muti.
In 2010 he began studying to become an orchestra conductor with Maestro Ennio Nicotra, taking lessons from John Axelrod, Massimiliano Caldi, Gilberto Serembe, Pietro Mianiti, Oleg Caetani and Antonio Eros Negri.
His career as conductor began in December 2011, conducting the Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi, co-created by himself and composer Piergiorgio Ratti. He conducted over a dozen symphonic productions each year including Passerini’s most ambitious project to date, a tour of China in January 2020, where the Orchestra performed in six Chinese cities, under the guidance of its musical director.
Some pieces by Piergiorgio Ratti, Antonio Eros Negri, Andrea Battistoni and Andrea Portera were dedicated to and performed for the first time by Lorenzo Passerini.
In 2016 he made his debut as guest conductor of the Orchestra ICO della Magna Grecia and the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, on the occasion of the XXVIII international opera singing contest “Iris Adami Corradetti”.
The following year he conducted the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona, the Orchestra Regionale Toscana, the Romanian National Opera Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, the Orchestra Camerata Musica Wien, the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico and the Milano Chamber Orchestra.
In the same year he was assistant conductor of Maestro Oleg Caetani at the Opera House in Helsinki, for the opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Shostakovich.
Lorenzo Passerini has been the artistic and musical director of the Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi since its creation. Since 2017 he has been the artistic director of the Symphonic Season of the Teatro Sociale in Sondrio and of “Amici della Musica” in Sondalo.
Since 2015 he has collaborated with Maestro Nicola Luisotti on opera productions in the most famous theaters in Europe: Royal Opera House in London, Teatro Real in Madrid and Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
In Autumn 2018 he assisted in the production of Puccini’s Turandot at the Teatro Real in Madrid. That same year, he once again conducted the Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Orchestra Sinfonica Metropolitana di Bari and the DITTO Orchestra on their tour of South Korea with soprano Sumi Jo.
In 2019 he conducted the State Symphony Orchestra “Novaya Rossiya” at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall with soprano Nadine Sierra, the Ravello Festival’s Concerto all’alba with the Salerno Symphony Orchestra, Tosca at the Teatro Regio in Turin replacing Daniel Oren, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the National Opera in Warsaw and a gala concert with tenor Francesco Demuro at the Teatro dell’Opera in Sassari.
In 2020 he worked at the Sydney Opera House conducting Charles Gounod’s Faust, at the Teatro Real in Madrid with the opera Un ballo in maschera, where he shared the stage with Nicola Luisotti, in Parma with the Orchestra Filarmonica Toscanini and in Genua with the “Carlo Felice” Theatre Orchestra.
In 2021 he conducted the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and made his debut at the Theatre of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria (with Rossini’s La Cenerentola). He will be at the Sydney Opera House (with Aida and La Bohème), Queensland Opera in Brisbane (with Aida) and at the Theatre de Champes Elysée in Paris, in a gala with soprano Pretty Yende.
In 2022 he will make his debut at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples (La Sonnambula) Frankfurt Opera House (Il Trittico), the Essen Opera House (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (Edipo Coloneo), the Turku Festival in Finland (Gala concert with Nadine Sierra), the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (La Bohème) and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas.