Italian flute player Agnese Lecchi (Brescia, 1994) started playing at the age of seven with Massimiliano Pezzotti in the music school of her little city in the north of Italy.
At the age of fourteen she began her conservatory studies with Mauro Scappini, obtaining her diploma with high grades. After an annual masterclass with Claudio Montafia, she was admitted to the class of Kersten McCall (principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam for the master program, where she graduated in 2018.
While studying for her degree, Agnese won a place in the National Youth Orchestra of The Netherlands (NJO), where she was a member between 2018 and 2019, and played with various orchestras throughout the country. She is currently part of the Flute Orchestra Zephyrus, where she performs alongside principal positions of celebrated Italian orchestras, with concertmaster Marco Zoni (principal flute of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan). In her career she has won several prizes and scholarships - nationally and internationally - and has followed masterclasses with teachers such as Felix Renggli, Jacquez Zoon, Denis Bouriakov, Philippe Bernold, Marco Zoni and Andrea Oliva.