NICOLA BRUZZO violin
Born in Ferrara, Italy, Nicola Bruzzo began his studies of the violin under the tutelage of Andrea Zerbin. He graduated in 2010 from the Conservatorio “G.B. Martini” in Bologna, and went on to study at the Franz Liszt Hoschule für Musik in Weiar, Germany with Friedemann Eichhorn, where he earned a Master’s in Music with honors and “special mention” in 2013 presenting a thesis on Berg's violin concerto. Bruzzo then furthered his training with Natalia Prischepenko (of Quartetto Artemis) in Berlin, while contemporaneously attending numerous masterclasses held by some of Europe’s foremost pedagogues and performers.
In the 2011 and 2012 edition of the “Weimarer Meisterkurse”, he was selected by Thomas Brandis to perform the Berg and Brahms violin concerti as a soloist with the Jenaer Philharmonic. After participating as a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in the 2011-12 season, he was the first Italian to take part in Akademie dei Rundfunk Sinfonieorchesters Berlin from 2013 to 2015. Nicola later joined the orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, remaining a member until 2018. He regularly performs with noted chamber orchestras throughout Europe, including the Kammerakademie Potsdam, Berlin’s Deutsches Kammerorchester, Orchestra of Europe and Deutsche Russische Akademie, where he works with some of today’s most renowned conductors.
Since 2013, Bruzzo has regularly collaborated with the Spira Mirabilis project, which has profoundly influenced his approach to music.
He is currently interested in exploring innovative methods in classical music for reaching new, broader audiences and increasing familiarity with and appreciation for chamber music.
Bruzzo plays a Lorenzo Storioni violin made in Cremona in 1789.