Lorenzo Fratini – Chorus Master
Lorenzo Fratini, born in Prato in 1973, graduated in composition, polyphonic vocal composition, choral music and choir conducting, orchestration and clarinet at the Conservatories of Bologna, Ferrara, Florence and Milan.
He has attended various courses in conducting led by Gustav Kuhn, Gianluigi Gelmetti and Piero Bellugi and choral conducting with Roberto Gabbiani, Fabio Lombardo, Andrew Lawrence King and Diego Fasolis.
He has conducted various concerts with the Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, the Orchestra of the Theatre of Cluj-Napoca, the Orchestra of the Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, the Orchestra of the Teatro Verdi of Trieste and the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
After a brief period at the Teatro Carlo Fenice of Genoa, from 2004 to 2010 was choirmaster of the Fondazione Teatro Lirico “Giuseppe Verdi” of Trieste and from 2011 to 2012 choirmaster of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, where he conducted the orchestra and choir in the Peer Gynt and Mendelssohn’s Ein Sommernachtstraum for “Bologna Estate 2011”
He was invited several times as chorus master by the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, and has been Chorus Master for two summers at the Rossini Opera Festival, collaborating in the production of Mosè in Egitto winner of the Premio Abbiati. He has worked with distinguished conductors including Daniel Oren, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Wayne Marshall, Nello Santi, Pinchas Steinberg, Roberto Abbado, Nicola Luisotti and Daniele Gatti. He conducted in world premiere music by Fabio Vacchi, Giampaolo Coral, Randall Meyers, Tan Dun and Arvo Pärt. Since January 2013 he is Choir Director of the Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.