In 1990 when he was still quite young, Mauro Tortorelli made his début with his teacher Georg Mönch, at La Scala, Milan, in a piece for two violins by Luigi Nono. In the same year he embarked on studies in composition and conducting with Eduardo Ogando. Winner of the first prize, with honourable mention, at the international Isola di Capri Competition and a finalist at the International Violin Competition ‘Giovanni Battista Viotti’, he began a career that has included engagements with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the former European Community Youth Orchestra (ECYO) and the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra, and at the Oratorio del Gonfalone, Rome, the Auditorium RAI, Naples, the Alghero Festival, the Festival Pontino, the Bologna Accademia Filarmonica, the Ravello Festival, the Salzburg Castle Concerts, the Kennedy Center, Washington, the Moscow Conservatory Hall, the Vienna Schoenberg Centre and elsewhere. In 2001 and 2004 he was invited to give masterclasses at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and more recently a lecture-concert on the music of Camillo Sivori at the Emirates International Festival in Dubai. He is a professor of violin at the Potenza Music Conservatory.