Featured Bass Clarinet Pedagogue
The 2021 Bass Clarinet Master Course features Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra bass clarinetist and conductor: LORENZO IOSCO.
Mr. Iosco's course videos will be available March 8 and his masterclass takes place on March 13!
Lorenzo Iosco's Bio
Lorenzo Antonio Iosco is an Italian clarinetist and conductor based in Hong Kong where he is a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Before moving to Asia, Lorenzo was a member of the London Symphony Orchestra for 7 years and of the Madrid Opera House (Teatro Real) in Spain for 3 years.
Lorenzo was born in Potenza, Italy in 1985 and studied at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence where he graduated with first-class honors.
As a clarinetist, he worked with Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Opera di Roma, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and has performed with renowned conductors including Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, André Previn, Yuri Temirkanov, Daniel Harding, Semyon Bychkov, Lorin Maazel, Jaap Van Zweden and Myung-whun Chung.
As soloist Lorenzo performed the most important repertoire for clarinet (Mozart, Weber, Rossini) several times in Europe and Asia, and made his London Wigmore Hall debut in collaboration with the London Conchord Ensemble.
He studied orchestral conducting with Maestro Piero Bellugi in Florence and recently with Maestro Donato Renzetti in Rome. He is regularly invited to conduct ensembles and orchestras in Italy, the USA, and China.
In 2019 Lorenzo conducted members of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the MISA festival in Shanghai performing Stravinsky Soldier's Tale narrated in Mandarin by world-renowned singer Warren Mok.
Lorenzo is the founder and artistic director of Ensemble Ubertini, a chamber orchestra based in Tuscany with guest musicians from Hong Kong, Europe, and the United Kingdom. The main interest of this ensemble is to rediscover some of the most important repertoire of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The Ensemble has participated in several classic festivals in Italy (Festival delle Musiche in Cortona and Castelbuono Classica). Special mention to the concerts with the Italian pianist Gilda Buttà (official pianist of Ennio Morricone) playing the first version of Rhapsody in Blue and the Friedrich Gulda Cello Concerto with Kristina Blaumane (Solo cellist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra).
Future engagements will see Lorenzo conducting the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (December 2020), Kunming Nie Er Symphony Orchestra (April 2021) and Puccini's opera "Gianni Schicchi" with Guanghzhou Symphony Orchestra (Late 2021)