Who's who in the orchestra

Benedetto Pollani

Joined the LPO in 2000

 

Born in Verona, Benedetto began his musical education on guitar with his father, a rock guitarist. He then began to learn the violin aged 14, converting to the viola when he was 17. Benedetto studied at the Reggio Emilia Conservatoire and in Cremona with Wim Janssen, gaining his diploma from the Mantova Conservatoire.

Prior to joining the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000, Benedetto worked as a freelance musician with the major London orchestras, as well as spending two years playing with the Balanescu Quartet. He still has diverse interests in various musical styles, dating back to his early musical education. This interest sees him frequently performing in eclectic concerts such as with the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Renga ensemble, working with musicians from outside the classical tradition.