😎💪 Learning a musical instrument really teaches you discipline and resilience.... discipline and resilience are the two main components that let you build success. 😎💪 That’s in my opinion one of the most important factors every parent should at least consider, when thinking about having their kids starting to learn music. ❤️
I firmly believe each student is a unique individual and needs a personalized and unique teaching approach.
Music is one of the greatest gifts to the humankind, and because of this everyone should have the possibility to familiarize with a musical instrument.
I don't believe in teachers who make their students live in constant need of them for decades..... an excellent teacher, teaches how to learn and how to become an independent artist.
Lorenzo Mazzamuto, violinist
Born in Italy, Lorenzo Mazzamuto graduated in 2005 from the Vincenzo Bellini Musical Institute of Catania with the highest scores and honors as a student of Maestro Vito Imperato. In June 2013 he graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory "P. I.Tchaikovsky" with the highest scores in the class of the Russian “ Artist of the People” Sergey Girshenko. He has played in White Hall, Conference Hall, Rachmaninov Hall, Small Hall and Big Hall of the Moscow “P.I.Tchaikovsky” Conservatory. In 2020 Lorenzo got his second Master’s degree in String Pedagogy in the studio of Maestro E. Schmieder at Temple University, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
He had his solo debut with an orchestra at the age of 9 performing a Vivaldi Concerto. The violinist has already taken part in over 30 national and international musical competitions, obtaining in all, either first prize or absolute first prize.
International competitions include: "Bernardo Santaniello" (Salerno), "Rovere D'Oro" (Imperia), "Vincenzo Scaramuzza" (Cosenza), "Aretusae" (Syracuse), "Valle del Barocco" (Ragusa), “Mario Fillioley” Siracusa finalist at the TIM International Music Tournament (Roma), and 3rd prize at the "Andrea Postacchini" (Ascoli Piceno).
National competitions include: "A.M.A. Calabria" (Cosenza), "Luca Campochiaro" (Catania), "Vanna Spadafora" (Messina), and "Benedetto Albanese" (Palermo) where he was awarded absolute first prize and the bursary in all categories and divisions, and it also is noteworthy one of the four finalists at the All-Italian Conservatory Competition in Rome. In December 2018 Lorenzo won the string section for "Concerto Competition" at Temple University, and most recently in April 2019, was awarded first prize for the adult division and was a recipient of all the special prizes at the International "Global Music Partnership Competition" (New Jersey).
Lorenzo was also winner of the bursary assigned to the best violinist of the Senior Specialization Course, held by Maestro Corrado Romano in Sermoneta. In 2000, he was awarded first place, with special mention of merit, in the prestigious "Vittorio Veneto Violin Season." patronized by the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and in the early 2000s he further distinguished himself (at the age of 14) by passing with special merit the admission audition for the Senior Specialization Course of the Walter Stauffer Academy of Music. This honor was normally only available to students who were already possessing a performance degree (at that time Lorenzo was still working on his Bachelor), but violinists who were deemed by the great violinist Maestro Salvatore Accardo to possess exceptional talent could be admitted, regardless of qualifications held.
Lorenzo has played for some of the most important theatres and concert associations in Italy (V. Bellini Theater, Sicily), Europe (Guarneri Association, Belgrade), Russia (Moscow Conservatory, Big hall) and U.S.A (Carnegie hall). He has performed as a soloist with the Ploesti Symphony Orchestra, the Kiev's Camerata, the Russian Chamber Orchestra, the Youth Symphony Orchestra and others. Lorenzo’s orchestral experience includes: "I Palpiti" chamber orchestra Los Angeles, “V. Bellini” Teatro Massimo Catania, “G. Garibaldi” Teatro Politeama Palermo, “Vox Amadeus” Philadelphia, "Temple University Symphony Orchestra" Philadelphia, "Moscow State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra" Moscow. Since October 2004, he has been the first violinist with the 20th/contemporary music group "L'offerta Musicale Ensemble”, under the guidance of Riccardo Insolia.
Lorenzo and his brother Alessandro (pianist) have performed all over the world as the celebrated duo “Duo Mazzamuto”, since childhood. The exceptional talent of Lorenzo Mazzamuto has on many occasions been encouraged by famous international musicians, such as Igor Oistrach, Glenn Dicterow, Michail Kugel, Rocco Filippini, Raffaele Vinci, Katia Ricciarelli, Giuliano Camignola, Franco Petracchi, Donald Weilerstein, Edoardo Hubert, Bruno Canino, Vladimir Skanavi, Irina Bochkova, Alexander Rudin. He recorded world premieres under the label “BAM records”. He plays a Claude Lebet Violin of 2010.
The best part of my work is seeing the results and the happines of my students, when they get everyday a step closer to their goals.
I’m not the prototypical student - an older adult with no musical experience - driven to finally play the instrument I love. I wanted (and needed) a superb instructor, and in Maestro Mazzamuto, I found him. A rare teacher whose traits include; humor, adaptiveness, curiosity, patience, imagination, and problem solving. My progress in 3 months has been impressive. Lorenzo is a highly capable teacher, and an immensely talented artist with an obvious passion for the violin. I strive for perfection and wanted an instructor who does too. If you’re serious about learning to play the violin, you’d be making a mistake by not contacting Lorenzo.
Maestro Mazzamuto is so kind and patient with my 4 year old beginner. He has so many tricks for making learning to read music fun. My little guys loves playing with his teacher. Even with COVID keeping them masked and outside for lessons Maestro keeps his attention and focus for the lesson. He is great with kids and we are very happy to have found him.
I appreciate his patience and talent to increase the all student capabilities. There are no limits with him
A pleasure to work with! Extremely talented player but also a great teacher. Very professional. He also helped me to find a better instrument to use and improve my playing more quickly. Highly recommend!
Setting our goals together.
I studied with the best violin teachers in the world and I graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory (MMD in violin performance) and Temple University (MMD string pedagogy).
How much I charge it depends on what the level of the student is and on what we need to work on.
I started teaching really young (16 y.o.) I was an enfant prodige and many musicians (even much older than me, always asked for lessons).
From beginners to Doctoral students.
My Carnegie hall debut in February 2020. It's especially important to me this concert because it was my last one before COVID 19
There are great performers who are terrible teachers and terrible performers who are terrible teachers and performers. What you cannot make with your own hands, there's no way you'll be able to help someone else to make it with their own hands. The first and most important quality of a good teacher is to be a good player. A suggestion to all of students who are interested in learning music.... Listen to your teachers... if they have never been able to play decently, it means they will never be able to teach you anything decently
just a short funny story.... Today my student: “Maestro, it’s not fair that you can just pick up the violin and play any super difficult passage impeccably at first try. How many hours do I need to practice to play like you?”..... I answered: “around 30000 hours, do you think that’s fair enough to play impeccably any difficult passage?”......lol