Curriculum vitae (english version)

Antonio Aiello graduated at the Conservatorium "Luigi Cherubini" of Florence. Then he completed his musical studies at the Musikhochschule of Luzern 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 (Teatro della Pergola e Teatro Verdi in Florence, Teatro Manzoni in Pistoia, Teatro Petrarca in Arezzo, Teatro Municipale in Reggio Emilia, Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna and Teatro Metastasio in Prato), Svizzera (Konzertsaal KKL in Luzern and Tonhalle in Zürich), Spain (Teatre Adrià̀ Gual in Barcelona), France (Strasbourg), Germany (Weimar), Romania (Timișoara) and USA, even in duo with piano. 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.
In addition to his career as a soloist, he is a permanent member of Virtuosi Italiani and he regularly collaborates with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai 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 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 C.Abbado, J.E.Gardiner, T.Pinnock, R.Muti, Z.Metha e L.Maazel, including recordings for prestigious labels, as Deutsche Grammophone and Sony Music.
From 2002 to 2007 he was leader of the chamber orchestra GAMS Ensemble of Florence, with which he often performed as soloist and conductor, and from 2004 to 2009 he was the leader of Orchestra dell'Università degli Studi di Milano. In 2008, finally, has been nominated leader of Tuscan Chamber Orchestra.
For over ten years he has devoted himself to the philological study of Baroque music, playing on original instruments with the Sonatori Fiorentini, founded by him in 2004 and of which he is leader and conductor. In this role he was invited by major festivals dedicated to early music, performing in prestigious locations in Italy and abroad.
He recorded live as soloist for RAI (italian equivalent to the BBC) and for various private broadcasters, in duo with piano for the German radio Mitteldeutsche Rudfunk. He also recorded for the labels OnClassical, Modus and Edizioni Plus. 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.

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Curiosities

Apart from his violin, from 2002 to 2007 he worked as Artistic Director of the Gruppo Amici della Musica di Scandicci and since 2008 he holds the same role at the Associazione EtruriaMusica. In addition, having undertaken the study of the composition, may rely on a small catalog of own compositions, as well as dozens of arrangements, regularly performed in Italy and Switzerland.
In his spare time he enjoys reading essays by predominantly ancient history and philosophy, he trains with his racing bike or in the event of bad weather, on spinning bikes, he travels to the discovery of lost ruined castles, ancient monasteries or uncontaminated natural landscapes, but he also loves to indulge in a few days of thoughtlessness at a fun theme park!

  • Diavolo & Follia

    «This is what we can define a demoniac performance even without taking any reference to the subject of the disc. The Sonatori Fiorentini are certainly at their ease between pulses and dynamic variety while always keeping faith with the text and the tradition of baroque repertoire. Lead violinist Antonio Aiello is a very gifted and refined musician...» Onclassical.com

  • Programmi proposti

    A musical Voyage, Ascoltando il cinema, Diabolus in musica, I concerti della Natura e The Eight Seasons sono solo alcuni dei brillanti programmi per violino solista e orchestra da camera ideati, arrangiati, eseguiti e diretti da Antonio Aiello.

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