She brings a wealth of experience from her career as a violinist, musical leader and ensemble director.

Borrani has been Leader of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 2008 and is a co-founder of the renowned collaborative ensemble Spira mirabilis. As a soloist, Borrani has worked with conductors including Claudio Abbado, Trevor Pinnock, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Bernard Haitink. This year she took up a position as Artist-in-Residence with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.

In October 2019, leader Borrani played alongside the Academy Chamber Orchestra and members of Spira mirabilis in a captivating performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No 8 and Haydn’s Overture to L’isola disabitata. A Facebook live stream of the concert was broadcast to Academy supporters worldwide and has so far been watched by over 34,000 people.

Academy Principal Jonathan Freeman-Attwood said: “I am thrilled that Lorenza is becoming part of our distinguished family of Visiting Professors. She’s a unique and dynamic musical force. Students feel a deep appreciation for how she instils, in each player, truly ambitious expectations of creative collaboration. We can’t wait for her next visit in January!”

The distinguished Academy Visiting Professors provide key musical enrichment for students, from performing concerts to teaching masterclasses and workshops. As a specialist in creative programming and leading ensembles, Borrani joins our eminent list of visiting soloists, directors and conductors. A full list can be found on our website.