Laura Gorna

  • Violin
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Born into a musical family, Laura Gorna graduated with honors from the Milan Conservatory, under the guidance of Gigino Maestri. She received further education from Salvatore Accardo. Winner of the 22nd «Città di Vittorio Veneto» Competition, she debuted at a young afe at the Sala Verdi in Milan, playing the Khachaturian Concerto with the Orchestra of the RAI. Her concert tours have seen her perform in major Italian and international venues: Sala Verdi in Milan, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro San Carlo and Settimane Musicali Internazionali in Naples, Chigi Academy in Siena, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Lincoln Center in New York, the Tokyo Opera House, and the Verbier and Menton Festivals. As guest soloist In Italy and abroad, she has performed with orchestras such as the Orchestra of Padua and the Veneto, Tuscany Regional Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, I Solisti Aquilani, the Italian Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonic Sudwestdeutsche, under the direction of Stewart Robinson, Baldur Brönniman, Christopher Franklin, Salvatore Accardo and Piero Bellugi. Her great passion for chamber music lead her to become a member of the Accardo Quartet and to play in different formations with Patrice Fontanarosa, Bruno Giuranna, Toby Hoffman, Bruno and Regis Pasquier, Rocco Filippini, Franco Petracchi, Bruno Canino, John Bellucci, Filippo Faes, Stephanie Santangelo. In 2005 she founded Estrio with cellist Cecilia Radic and pianist Laura Manzini. She has also performed and recorded the complete chamber works of Johannes Brahms (in Vicenza 2002-2004) and Robert Schumann (in Milan, Turin, Bologna, Palermo 2005-2008). Laura Gorna is one of the minds behind the Festival «Notti Trasfigurate» taking place since 2003 in Vicenza and of «Lieber Schumann», an introspective journey around the chamber music of the great composer. The main feature of these projects is the direct participation from the public, especially young people, during rehearsals. Laura Gorna records for the «Foné» label; her most recent recordings include monographic CDs of Astor Piazzolla, a recital (Ravel, Schumann, Paganini-Szimanowsky), with pianist Filippo Faes and a CD with Estrio (Schumann / Shostakovich). She has also made several recordings for television, including a music documentary for «Arte» and Bruch’s Concertos, Prokofiev 2nd, Khachaturian, for RAI TRE RADIO. Professor of violin at the Pareggiato «C. Monteverdi» Institute in Cremona, Laura Gorna plays a gorgeous Giorgio III violin by Giovanni Paolo Maggini (Brescia 1620).