“It is a great honor to be stepping into the role of Executive Director at Early Music Seattle. EMS has a long and distinguished history of excellence and the unique ability to reflect the rich artistic community of Seattle through its music. I look forward to working with the board, staff, and musicians to build an even brighter future for the organization.”
Ludovica (Ludo) Punzi is a versatile and experienced arts leader, having worked in many different roles in Italy and the United States. She is Founder and Executive Director of Vivace Music Foundation, an international organization dedicated to equitable music education opportunities for the world’s most talented youth, and also serves as Program Manager of the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford University.
Equally at home in concert halls and community spaces, Ludo has worked with The Concert Truck, a non-profit organization which strengthens communities by redefining the concert experience through a mobile concert hall. She has also worked with the Florence and Milan conservatories, where she has led hundreds of chamber music, opera, orchestra and jazz productions and tours in Europe, Dubai and the US.
Ludo earned an academic diploma in piano performance at Mantua Conservatory. She loves podcasts and radio shows and has an uncontrollable passion for rockabilly jive music and dance. She speaks 4 languages and has an identical twin sister. A tattoo on her left wrist says “vero”, which in Italian stands for “true” and is also her twin sister’s nickname.
Home for her is wherever her husband John and doggy Ted are.