A new website

After I reached retirement age, I naturally asked myself what I want to do in life now and how I want to deal with music in the future. The answer was the idea to set up a blog, because this way I don’t have to do any consistent work, but can simply publish my experiences and opinions without time constraints and openly put them up for discussion. After a long working life one has experienced and learned a lot and it would be a pity if all this would be lost; therefore I feel the need to publish these experiences. Whether they are also of interest is another matter…

For this I need a website with a different structure than my old one. This new web presence consists of a front page with information about me as well as two pages with audio samples and the contributions which will be posted in blog form.

I hope to be able to convey my love for music and my belief that the musical experience has to be a unity of emotions and intellect.

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About me

The luck of being in the right place at the right moment has shaped my life so far: the luck to grow up in Sassari (Sardinia) in the 1960s-1970s; the luck to have a family that was able to finance my studies and was willing to do so without any restrictions; the luck of meeting at the age of 10 a wonderful person like Armando Marrosu, the best guitar teacher one can imagine.

But also the good fortune to make decisions that later turned out to be right: to decide at the age of 20 on a career as a musician instead of (like my father) as a physician; to move to Basel after graduating in musicology in Bologna and to be admitted to study and work at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with influential personalities such as Hopkinson Smith, Jordi Savall, Michel Piguet, Jesper Bøje Christensen and Markus Jans among others. Also very important for the development of my musical personality was the constant exchange of ideas and playing with fellow students in Basel, especially with my unforgettable friend Karl-Ernst (Charlie) Schröder.

Subsequently, I began a successful career as a concert artist during which, alongside radio and television recordings, I participated in numerous recordings for various record companies as a chamber musician and soloist, and my CDs with works by A. Piccinini and G. Zamboni were praised by international critics as outstanding recordings.

1986, soon after completing my studies in Basel, I decided to move to Vienna, where I began to teach at the MDW in 1988 and since 1997 also at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna (today MUK), until my retirement in 2023.


“During the years of his study L.C. has particularly distinguished himself…he is a musician with considerable knowledge and a strong charisma.”

Dr. P. REIDEMEISTER, former Director of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

“L.C. is an intelligent and original musician…Zamboni’s CD is truly beautiful: full of life, imagination, clarity, great sound…enchanting from start to finish.”

H. SMITH, former professor for lute at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

“L.C. is a poetical, concentrated, soft and precise player with a clear notion on interpretation and a remarkable sense of tone… a brilliant technique”.


“…L.C. played realy virtuosically…He allowed the complete range of palying that is possible to come out…”


“The outstanding lutenist L.C. plays with a virtuosic technique and selected musicality. The effect is enchanting.”


“…L.C. displays to the listener a musical world full of coulor and imagination. His playing sounds unbelievably precise and clean…dinamyc and full of fantasy and intelligent…clear and yet effectively phrased.”


“…From the very first note on one falls under the charming spell of a soft but decisive playing, which is, in an intelligent way, a critical look at contrapuntal structures and virtuosic passages…a wonderful recording”.


“…Vitality and his exeptional taste are charateristic for L.C.’s interpretation. His especially clear and aristocratical phrasing allows the voices to be heard even in the polyphonical context of the Toccata. In his fine differentiatin of melodic line; C.’s playing bestows a transparence and infectious flourish…The fugal passages are mastered with great virtuosity…a first class soloist.”


“….in order to complete the rediscovery of Piccinini, the recording from L.C. would be the one most recommended…”


“L.C. amazes us with the transparence of his interpretation. The poliphony is of incredible clarity, the execution of the toccatas is spellbinding. Piccinini’s music can be heard in its entir freshness and makes us yearn for more.”