Italian violinist, improviser, composer, and educator Ludovica Burtone has performed worldwide as both a soloist and chamber musician. Based in New York City, she ﬁnds herself in a multitude of musical settings. From premiering new works for chamber ensembles to collaborating with theaters, to performing her own composition, playing in a jazz quartet or big band, Ludovica’s ability to adapt to various creative musical scenery has led her to an eclectic and successful career.
Classically trained with a master of arts in violin performance from “Conservatorio Tomadini” in Italy, and a postgrad from Barcelona’s “Liceu”, Ludovica has worked with several European orchestras for over 9 years, including the Orchestra Mitteleuropa and the Orchestra Teatro Lirico di Trieste, before moving to the United States. In addition to her classical training, Ludovica grew up playing and improvising in different musical contexts and has immersed herself in all aspects of jazz studies completing a diploma in jazz composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Since then, she had the opportunity to perform and work with musicians like Dave Douglas, Kneebody, Susana Baca, Jon Batiste, Camila Meza, A. R. Rahman, Arijit Singh, Dream Theater, and Alejandro Sanz. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Boston Opera House, The Jazz Standard, Mezzrow Jazz Club, Café Carlyle, and National Sawdust, to mention a few.
Ludovica has extensive experience in teaching and studio recording in orchestral, chamber music, improvisational, television and ﬁlm scoring sessions, doubling also on viola. She regularly performs with her string quartet O Kwarteto, of which she is a founding member and arranger, an ensemble devoted to the performance of Brazilian music not originally written for the instrumentation; and her ensembles “Ludovica Burtone Sparks”, which consists in a string quartet and rhythm section with piano, for which she writes original music. Ludovica’s ﬁrst album is getting released in 2023.
Ludovica’s considerable teaching experience include private and group lessons for students from different ages and backgrounds, having worked with El Sistema program in Sommerville, MA, and other public schools in the NYC area. She believes that music is a universal language, an art capable of great powers.