Lamberto Curtoni was born on 27th September 1987 in Piacenza in a family of musicians.
In 2006 He graduated from the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi”, Turin (his adopted town) with the highest grades as a cellist, and afterwards he studied with Giovanni Sollima in order to improve his talent.
As both a composer and a soloist, he collaborated with institutions such as the Philharmonic Orchestra “Arturo Toscanini” of Parma, the Chamber Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, with several chamber ensembles of the Italian National Radio Symphonic Orchestra (RAI), the Orchestra “Pomeriggi Musicali” in Milan, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Turin and the World Youth Orchestra.
Among the best performers and patrons of his music include: Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists, Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, Graduale Nobili, Diego Fasolis, Julius Berger, Lyda Chen Argerich, Luca Ranieri, Enrico Fagone, Michael Gutmann, Carlo Guaitoli, Andrea Dindo, Gabriele Baldocci and other many prestigious ensembles.
He has performed in many prestigious locations, including Rome (at the Auditorium Parco della musica, Teatro Valle, Teatro Sistina, Casa del Jazz, Teatro Vittoria) Milan (at the Teatro Dal Verme, Piccolo Teatro, Serate Musicali, Blue Note, Castello Sforzesco), Turin (at the Unione musicale, Teatro Colosseo, Teatro Regio, Teatro Vittoria, Polincontri), Napoli (at the Teatro San Carlo, Teatro Augusteo, Teatro Cilea, Teatro Palapartenope).
He has also performed at the Ravello Festival (2010 and 2013), Cervo Festival, Wired Festival, Festival “La Milanesiana” of Milan, the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, the Teatro Grande in Brescia, Bastia Municipal Theatre (Corsica), the National Theatre of Algeria, Teatro El Circulo in Rosario, “Martha Argerich Present Project” in Buenos Aires, the Miami Festival, Sochi Winter Festival (Russia), ISB Convention in Rochester (NY), Liela Gilde in Riga (Latvia) and the Klaipeda Theatre in Klaipeda (Lithuania).
His multi-faceted as a composer and performer, in addition to classical music, led him to investigate different musical styles and genres (such as electronic music, jazz, folk music, pop and rock) collaborating with great musicians such as: Enrico Rava, Ezio Bosso, Edmar Castaneda, Eduardo De Crescenzo, Alessandro Mannarino.
In 2010 he composed and played on stage the music for the Ballet “Echi e Follie” performed in Italy and Spain with the Balletto Teatro di Torino, with choreography by Matteo Levaggi.
Yuri Bashmet, Luca Ranieri and the Moscow Soloist commissioned him to write a piece for two violas and string orchestra, De Fidium Natura, which premiered in March 2011 at the Teatro Grande in Brescia, and afterwards went on tour all over Italy and Russia.
In 2012 Gidon Kremer invited him on tour in the Baltic countries, with his orchestra Kremerata Baltica in order to perform Isolario, his work for string orchestra and electronics. In the same year he participated in the Gran Gala of Dance “Eleonora Abbagnato et ses amis” in Como and Padua, composing and performing the music for a framework dedicated to Luchino Visconti’s movie, “Bellissima”.
In 2013 Mario Brunello invited him to take part in the artistic production of the music for a video dedicated to works designed by the Swiss architect Aurelio Galfetti in the city of Padua.
In July 2014 he opened all the concerts of Franco Battiato’s tour with the Philharmonic Orchestra “Arturo Toscanini” of Parma: the program included the world premiere of Rinnovato Mistero double concerto for cello, santur (an Iranian classical instrument) and string orchestra.
In the same year he participated as “composer in residence” in the Festival de Musique de Conques (France), with the debut of him Daseia for solo cello, composed for Julius Berger and a Mass (Conquensis Messe) for cello, choir (SATB) and organ, inspired by the tradition of Occitan Music, ancient musical sources of Conques, a composition which he performed also on an instrument built by luthier Antonio Sallustio by the illustrations in the capital’s Romanesque abbey.
In October, the New York Choreographic Institute commissioned him to write an original piece, Sensorium with choreography by Matteo Levaggi and the members of the New York City Ballet to be performed at the Lincoln Center.
In 2016 he made his debut together with Piergiorgio Odifreddi with “Il discorso delle comete”, his work for cello and electronics inspired by Galileo Galilei.
For the season 2015/16 the orchestra of “I Pomeriggi musicali” of Milan has commissioned him Bersabea a work inspired by the “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino performed under the direction of Diego Fasolis. That piece has achieved great success of audiences and critics,
Lamberto Curtoni together the collaboration with the Curve Digital Studio and the Architect Marco Palma has developed a work material derived from the musical themes of his score. That’s work is developed further in the creation of a video set to 360 ° (also available on youtube platform) first job ever in the genre; this work allows the listener to enter the interior of the city derived from the musical themes, entering in the score.
Lamberto in the summer of 2016 has achieved many successes in festivals, to remember the one on stage at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan accompanied by his ensemble Curtain's string ensemble in an evening that saw succession on stage together with he Ferruccio De Bortoli, Claudio Magris and Toni Servillo during the Festival "La Milanesiana" expertly led by Elisabetta Sgarbi.
Future engagements will see him busy with Icelandic female choir Graduale Nobili and toured with pianist Carlo Guaitoli in a recital that includes the performance in the world premiere of his Sonata for cello and piano accompanied the great pages of the classical repertoire of the cello.
He is the composer of the soundtrack of the film "The broken Key" by Louis Nero starring, among others, by Geraldine Chaplin, Rutger Hauer, William Baldwin, Michael Madsen, Franco Nero and Christopher Lambert.
His compositions are published by Casa Musicale Sonzogno in Milan.