Lorenzo Antonio Iosco, clarinettist and conductor. Based in Hong Kong where he is a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Before moving to Asia, Lorenzo was a member of the London Symphony Orchestra for 7 years and of the Madrid Opera House (Teatro Real) in Spain for 3 years.
Lorenzo was born in Potenza, Italy in 1985 and studied at the Luigi Cherubini conservatory in Florence where he graduated with first class honours.
As clarinet player he worked with Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Opera di Roma, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and has performed with renowned conductors including Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, André Previn, Yuri Temirkanov, Daniel Harding, Semyon Bychkov, Lorin Maazel and John Adams.
As soloist Lorenzo performed Mozart’s clarinet concerto several times in Europe and in Hong Kong, and made his London Wigmore Hall debut in collaboration with the London Conchord Ensemble.
He studied orchestral conducting with Maestro Piero Bellugi in Florence and recently with Maestro Donato Renzetti. He is regularly invited to work with ensembles at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Orchestra Society and Oxford University.
Lorenzo is founder and artistic director of Ensemble Ubertini, a chamber orchestra based in Tuscany with guest musicians from Hong Kong, Europe and United Kingdom.
Ha studiato direzione d’orchestra con il M° Piero Bellugi e recentemente anche con il M° Donato Renzetti. In questi anni è stato regolarmente invitato a prepare e dirigere le orchestre della Royal Orchestra Society, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall School e l’Orchestra della Oxford University.
Future engagements will see Lorenzo conducting Arezzo Youth Orchestra and Castelbuono Symphony Orchestra in Sicily.