Leonardo Muzii's strength lies in inspiring his musicians through the constant search for new ways and new repertoires, involving the orchestra in the creative process, challenges and visions.

Leonardo Muzii has a rich experience in conducting and can count on an excellent education under the direction of great personalities from the music world.


It is striking how authentic and relaxed he is, as well as his high level of commitment and professionalism in the implementation of his projects.


This unique blend is the key to the success of his musical work.

Leonardo Muzii ... a very talented conductor, who is able not only to perform the score text extremely precisely, but also to fill it through his own soul...
Sofia Gubaidulina
Artistic direction 
 

Leonardo Muzii (*1965) grew up in Naples where he received his first musical education on cello, piano and recorder. After high school he studied recorder at the Conservatory of Rotterdam (NL) obtaining a diploma as a soloist and has received several awards in international competitions including the Yamaha Foundation of Europe/Utrecht, van Wassenaer Prize/Amsterdam, Bourse aux jeunes interprètes/Losanna. A Dutch scholarship allowed him to deepen his knowledge of the practice of baroque music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In addition, Leonardo Muzii has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at numerous international music festivals throughout Europe including Utrecht, Urbino, Innsbruck, Brezice and, repeatedly, in Japan. He has also taught at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe (D) and at the conservatories of Bern and Biel (CH).

 

His interest in the orchestral repertoire and, in particular, in the classical-romantic repertoire, also seen from the point of view of historically informed performance practice (HIP), led him to study conducting. In addition to graduating in conducting from the Lucerne Academy of Music in the class of Prof. Thüring Bräm, he has participated in numerous master classes with internationally renowned masters including Thomas Koutnik, Jonathan Nott and Jorma Panula.

 

His activity as a conductor takes place in Switzerland and abroad with programs of ancient, classical and contemporary music, collaborating with renowned soloists such as, among others, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Julia Schröder, Alexander Dubach, Sergio Azzolini and Maria Cristina Kiehr. In recent years he has been repeatedly invited to talk about musical themes at Bocconi University in Milan as well as at the University of Verona.

Leonardo Muzii recently received Swiss citizenship and lives in Basel where he founded and conducts the Camerata Rousseau.