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Luca Russo

Director / Flutist / Composer

Born in Milan in 1971, it was in his hometown that he studied at the conservatory of music, where he graduated in flute, conducting and composing (highest grade); he also graduated in music didactics (once more highest grade).

There then follow postgraduate courses for flute in Nice under Raymond Guiot, and in Sermoneta and Biella under Peter-Lukas Graf (maximum marks once again); he also participated in several competitions (among which a noteworthy first place in the International Competition of Ispra in 1994 and a second place in the International Composing Competition “Città di Varese” in 2004).

His collaboration with the Albatros Ensemble led his compositions being performed in major concerts halls around the globe, from South America to Russia, up to China.

In 2007 he published “Six Studies on circular breathing” and “Sonatina” for flute and piano (ed. Sinfonica), and he cooperated with Silvia Tuja e Mariateresa Lietti in “Read and Improvise” (series Siem – ed. Carish).

The encounter with the guitarist Livio Gianola served as an introduction into the world of flamenco, subsequently leading to performances in some of the world’s most prestigious theatres from Spain to Japan, in partnership with leading dancers in the field (Antonio Canales, Juan de Juan, Oscar de Los Rejes, Rafael Amargo, Lola Greco).

He is permanent conductor of the Cantù Youth Orchestra, besides having conducted the Bacau Filarmonic Orchestra, the Sinfolario Orchestra and the Lario Sinfonic Orchestra.

For several years he is studying bansuri and Indian music, also attending courses in “extraeuropean musical traditions – indological branch”, at Vicenza’s conservatory, and travelling to India, at Hariprasad Chaurasia’s Gurukul in Mumbai and Bhubaneswar.