Profile:Lorenzo Salvagni

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About Lorenzo Salvagni

Lorenzo Salvagni is a native of Rome, Italy, where he received degrees from the Conservatorio O. Respighi in piano and St. Cecilia in Chamber Music. He has also studied with Rosalyn Turek, Charles Rosen, Robert Levine, Sergio Fiorentino and Benedetto Lupo. He has done special studies in organ and composition and has a D. Litt. Arts Degree from the University of Rome.

Salvagni worked for one year as a press agent for the School of Music of Fiesole, in Florence, then moved to Milan, where he pursued a one-year Master in Communication at the Catholic University there. Immediately after receiving this degree, he was hired for one year of internship by Suonare, one of the premier classical music magazines in Italy. While there, he published many articles for the magazine.

Lorenzo has also earned a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Anita Pontremoli. In Cleveland, he is coordinator of the Contemporary Ensemble at Holy Rosary Church, Associate Music Director at the Church of the Assumption in Broadview Heights and an accompanist at the Cleveland Music School Settlement.

He has also been working as an Italian Lecturer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland for the past two years.

As a translator and language consultant, Lorenzo has collaborated with the Cleveland Orchestra in the production of Verdi’s Falstaff (2006) and Grieg’s Peer Gynt (2007). In august 2007 Lorenzo has given a lecture on Italian folk music at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, part of the anthropology of music series.

Lorenzo’s piece for flute and piano Gigallegro! was selected by the Greater Cleveland Flute Society to be performed in a concert dedicated to local composers.

Lorenzo Salvagni recorded his debut CD performing with flutist Maurizio Bignardelli on Italy’s Inedita label.