At the age of 25, Lorenzo Viotti had already won the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in 2015, the 11th Cadaqués International Conducting Competition and the MDR Conducting Competition in 2013. Born in Lausanne, he studied the piano, singing and percussion in Lyon and attended Georg Mark’s conducting class in Vienna, where he also performed as a percussionist with various orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic.
Lorenzo Viotti has already conducted major international orchestras such as the Tonkünstler Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Tokyo and Osaka Symphony Orchestras, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Bremen Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In 2016 he jumped in at short notice and conducted the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. In the same year he made his debut with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival. He also conducted La belle Hélène at the Châtelet in Paris, Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio at La Fenice in Venice, Carmen in Klagenfurt and Rigoletto at the Stuttgart Opera.