Nicola Lolli

Nicola Lolli was born in Castelfranco Veneto (Italy) in 1980. He studied at the Music University of Vienna under Alfred Staar and later Gerhard Schulz and graduated with honours in 2004. His present teacher is Samuel Ashkenasi, the leader of the Vermeer Quartet.
Nicola Lolli's debut with orchestra was at the Teatro Chiabrera in Savona in 1990. After beeing prizewinner in national and international competitions (such as Postacchini, Vittorio Veneto, Alpe Adria) he gave concerts both with orchestra and with piano in Italy, Austria (Musikverein in Vienna) and Slovenia (The Big Philharmonic Hall in Ljubljana).
As a permanent substitute in the orchestra of Wiener Philharmoniker (since 1999) as well as in the Orchestra of Vienna State Opera he has played under the most outstanding conductors of the present (Valéry Gergiev, Riccardo Muti, Seji Ozawa, Daniel Baremboim, Mariss Jansons, Pierre Boulez, Christian Thielemann, Lorin Maazel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Mehta, Georges Prêtre, Sir Simon Rattle, Giuseppe Sinopoli and many others.)