Violinist Lorenza Borrani made a lasting impression on both audiences and the Orchestra during her last visit to Australia in 2016. She returns next month with her energy and passion to lead a tour of emotionally-charged music by Beethoven and Prokofiev. We can't wait for her to arrive.
“I am waiting to be back in Australia like a kid waiting for Christmas! The ACO are a group of such committed, wonderful musicians, with whom I shared one of the happiest and fulfilling music experiences I've ever had."
- Lorenza Borrani
The musicians of the ACO are equally excited about the return of one of their favourite guest directors. Lorenza last joined the Orchestra in 2016 for Beethoven's Favourite and the Orchestra thrived in the passion she brought to rehearsals and the stage, while audiences were enamored with the violinist's energy and panache.
“We had a special connection with Lorenza last time she was here as she brings an incredible dose of vivacity and a searching quality to every rehearsal and concert.”
- Ike See, violin
This year Lorenza leads the second tour of our 2019 Season, Beethoven & Prokofiev. The program opens with Prokofiev's dark and brooding masterpiece Violin Sonata No. 1, arranged for violin and strings by Borrani herself. Alongside this is Beethoven's last String Quartet, OP. 135, a deeply moving piece written only a few months before the composer's death.
“I can’t wait to have Lorenza Borrani back as our guest leader for a program of Beethoven and Prokofiev. She’s an incredible musician and brings such a positive vibrancy to the ACO’s touring life - it’s a great fit."
- Julian Thompson, Cello
Beethoven & Prokofiev tours from 7 - 19 March with stops in Newcastle, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. For full details and tickets click below.