Biography

Antonio Aiello graduated at the Conservatorium "Luigi Cherubini" of Florence. Then he completed his musical studies with Giuliano Carmignola at the Musikhochschule in Luzern (CH), where he obtained with honor the Konzertdiplom and the Solistendiplom. At the same time, he also followed the classes of «Trio di Trieste» at the International Academy of Chamber Music of Duino.

Antonio began to study music and the violin at the age of four, winning at just six year the 1st prize in the National Competition «Vincenzo Galilei» of Florence. Since then, he has collected more than a dozen awards in national and international competitions, including, of special importance, the 1st prize at the «Mario Benvenuti» contest in Vittorio Veneto and the first two absolute prizes at the «A.M.A. Calabria» competition in the chamber and contemporary music sections.

After his debute at the age of 11 as soloist at the Nuovo Teatro Verdi of Montecatini Terme, he has played in many theatres and concert halls in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, Romania and USA. Since his youth he was invited to play in prestigious musical institutions, among which include the Association Amici della Musica di Firenze and the Regia Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna. Always as a soloist, he recorded live for RAI (the national public broadcasting company of Italy), for the German radio Mitteldeutsche Rudfunk and for the labels Modus and Edizioni Plus (see Discography >).

In addition to his career as a soloist, he is a permanent member of I Virtuosi Italiani and he regularly collaborates with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and Festival Strings Lucerne, but he can mention several contracts with other important symphony and chamber orchestras, such as Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, Orchestra Arena di Verona, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Teatro Massimo di Palermo. These have given him the opportunity to work with internationally renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado, John Eliot Gardiner, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Metha, Riccardo Muti e Trevor Pinnock, including recordings for prestigious labels, as Deutsche Grammophone and Sony Music.

Since 2004 he has devoted himself to the philological study of ancient music; on the baroque violin he recorded «Diavolo & Follia» with Sonatori Fiorentini for the OnClassical label and, as concertmaster of Ensemble Alraune, the music drama «Le Fate» by Giovanni Alberto Ristori for the label NovAntiqua Records, after the extraordinary success achieved at the Ekhof Festival in Gotha.

Since 2018 he is a member of Trio Operacento, engaged since 2008 in an intense international concert activity. He plays a George Chanot (Paris 1830), Giuseppe Guarneri (Cremona 1717) model. As a baroque violin, he plays an Eduardo Gorr (Cremona2008), Antonio Stradivari (Cremona 1709) model.

 

Antonio Aiello 6 years old ready for a concert.

  • Arrangements

    In addition to his concert career, Antonio can boast a large catalog of arrangements with the most disparate instrumentation regularly performed all over the world.

  • Trio Operacento

    Thanks to the fortunate meeting and the deep artistic partnership with the pianist Francesca Sperandeo and the cellist Antonino Puliafito, the Trio Operacento has an intense concert activity.

  • Projects for you

    A musical Voyage, Listening to the cinema, Diabolus in musica, The concerts of Nature and The Eight Seasons are just some of the brilliant programs for solo violin and chamber orchestra invented, arranged, performed and directed by Antonio Aiello.

  • Repertoire