Luca Lombardi holds degrees in double bass performance from the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” of Milan, Italy, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in double bass performance from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. He serves as assistant to Dr. Milton Masciadri for the UGA Study Abroad in Italy and plays with the UGA Wind Ensemble directed by Dr. John P. Lynch & Dr.Cynthia Johnston Turner. He is a music instructor at the University of North Georgia.
Dr. Lombardi regularly performs more than 120 concerts per year on regional, national, and international stages. He performs with jazz artists such as Steve Dancz, Louis Romanos, Dave D’Angelo, Rand Lines, and Jeremy Rogers. He is an active performer in Italy, France, Switzerland, Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and the United States of America.
Dr. Lombardi frequently attends Masterclasses artist such as Branford Marsalis, Massimo Moriconi (Jazz) Paolo Costa (Pop) Alberto Bocini (Conservatory of Geneve), Klaus Stoll (Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra), Francesco Siragusa (Teatro Alla Scala), Giuseppe Ettorre (Teatro Alla Scala), Thomas Martin (London Symphony Orchestra), Thierry Barbè (Opera National de Paris), Jeff Bradetich (University of North Texas College of Music),Timothy Cobb (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Davide Botto (Principal Theatre Regio of Torino).
He has performed with several ensembles and orchestras, including Ensemble ‘900, Theatre “La Scala” (cameristi), “Universita’ degli studi di Milano” Orchestra, “Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana”, “Pomeriggi Musicali”, “la Scala Accademy” Orchestra, “G. Verdi” Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra. He had the opportunity to perform in orchestras that backed up artists such as Herbie Hancock, Lang Lang, Shlomo Mintz and others and he has played under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.