Salzburg hires Venezuelan concertmaster/conductor

Salzburg hires Venezuelan concertmaster/conductor


norman lebrecht

March 07, 2021

The violinist Giovanni Guzzo, 35, has been named joint concertmaster and regular conductor of the Salzburg Camarata.

His other job is professor of violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London.



  • Ramstudent says:

    Giovanni left the faculty several years ago. Keep up

  • Zandonai says:

    Good to see more and more Latinx are getting high profile jobs in classical music. But I don’t see any Persians or Hindus in orchestras. Why??

    • Ashu says:

      So far as Hindus are concerned, I see no evidence that it’s for lack of opportunity. Rather, it’s lack if interest: for complex and interesting cultural-historical reasons, Western classical music has generally failed to seize the imagination if people born into Hindu culture. This is my subjective opinion based on fifteen years of life amongst conservative Hindus in India. One of my wife’s relatives is a violinist with a deep knowledge of Western classical, and he’s an extremely rare bird around here. If he had been willing and able to completely devote himself to his passion, he would simply have had to emigrate.

    • Clarinetefeliz says:

      Not so much to of a Latin, I’d say: he is half Italian, left Venezuela when he was a child for Madrid, and in his teens moved to London.