GuestRai National Symphony Orchestra
Luca Ranieri graduated with full marks in Viola at the “G. Verdi Conservatorium” in Milan under Emilio Poggioni. He then perfected his studies with Bruno Giuranna at the Accademia W.Stauffer in Cremona. First viola in RAI National Symphonic Orchestra, he has played with all top conductors including R. Muti, M.W. Chung, D. Barenboim, D. Gatti, R. Chailly, D. Harding, C. Abbado, V. Gergiev, playing in all the most prestigious theatres in the world. From 1993 to 1999, since he won the international viola selection, he has been a member of the Teatro Alla Scala Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti. In 1999 Luca Ranieri won the selection for first viola at RAI National Symphonic Orchestra. As a soloist he has played with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, the Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, the Brescia and Bergamo Festival Orchestra, the Moscow Soloists, the Hessisches Orchestra in Wiesbaden, working with Riccardo Muti, Daniele Gatti, John Axelrod, Christian Arming and Pietari Inkinen. He has been repeatedly invited by Riccardo Muti, Daniel Baremboim and Riccardo Chailly as guest first viola with both the Teatro Alla Scala Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra. He has numerous performances of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with soloists such as G. Carmignola, D. Schwarzberg. With the RAI Orchestra, he has played Bartok’s viola Concerto (a live recording of his performance for Stradivarius, is considered by critics one of the best recordings of this Concerto), the Hindemith “Der Schwanendreher” conducted by J. Axelrod and Berlioz’s “Harold en Italie!” conducted by A. Lazarev. With Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists he played the first performance of De Fidium Natura, by L. Curtoni for two solo violas and orchestra dedicated to Yuri Bashmet and Luca Ranieri. In 2013 he was invited to Sochi (Russia) for a concert with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists for the presentation of 2014 winter Olympic Games. In chamber music Luca Ranieri collaborates with prestigious musicians such as Victor Tretyakov, often playing in duo, Y. Bashmet, L. Hagen, M. Brunello, G. Sollima, E. Dindo, A. Meneses. He is Artistic Director of Garda Lake Music Master www.gardalakemusicmaster.com held on the banks of Lake Garda, Italy, and considered one of the most important master classes and festival in Italy.