Fiorenzo Ritorto

Fiorenzo Ritorto was born in Piacenza (Italy) in 1999. Coming from a family of musicians he began his Horn studies at the "Giuseppe Nicolini" Conservatory in Piacenza, where he graduated in 2016 with full marks and honorable mention.
From a very young age he distinguished himself in many national and international competitions: in this sense, the first prize at the "Claudio Abbado Prize" National Competition (2015) and the Absolute First Prize at the International Competition "Cittá di Pesaro" (2016) deserve particular mention.
After completing his conservatory studies, in 2016 he undertook his specialization abroad at the Brass Academy in Alicante (Spain) where he studied with Prof. Nury Guarnaschelli as well as with many guest professors, including Stefan Dohr, Sarah Willis, Fergus McWilliam, Jose Sogorb and Matias Piñeira. Between 2018 and 2019 he also attended the two-year course held by the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala.
In 2019 he won the audition for the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam, with which he has actively collaborated in various productions, both in the orchestra and in chamber ensembles.
In 2020 he began his master's studies in Germany at the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" University of Music in Leipzig under the guidance of Prof. Thomas Hauschild.
Since 2021 he has held the position of First Horn of the Magdeburg Theater Orchestra as well as boasting constant collaboration with numerous orchestras, including the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, the Filarmonica della Scala Orchestra and the Concertgebouworkest.