Luca Lombardi began his musical studies at the age of five in Cremona, Italy, beginning lessons on the violin through the Suzuki program. At the age of fourteen, he refocused his attention on playing bass. Equally comfortable in jazz, classical and pop settings, he has played for various orchestras, albums, TV shows, musicals and important events. Dr. Lombardi has regularly performed with several ensembles and orchestras, including Modular Ensemble, Ensemble ‘900, Teatro alla Scala, “Universita’ degli studi di Milano” Orchestra, “Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana”, “Pomeriggi Musicali”, “Teatro alla Scala Accademy”, “G. Verdi” Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, and Chattanooga Symphony.
In 2005 Dr. Lombardi received the Marco Manai Award as best bass player. In 2014 Dr. Lombardi received the UGA Director’s Excellence Award in recognition of exemplary scholarship, musicianship, service, and leadership.
Dr. Lombardi holds degrees in double bass performance from the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” of Milan, Italy. From 2005 to 2011 Dr. Lombardi taught at the “Giuseppe Verdi” School of Music in Castelleone, Italy, where he held the position of Director from 2007 to 2011.
In May 2016, Dr. Lombardi earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in double bass performance at The University of Georgia. During this program, he served as assistant to Dr. Milton Masciadri for the UGA Study Abroad in Italy and played with the UGA Wind Ensemble directed by Dr. Cynthia J. Turner.
He now teaches the Double Bass at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, GA.