Italian violinist GRAZIA RAIMONDI studied at the G.B. Martini Conservatory in her hometown of Bologna, graduating in violin with full marks and honors under the guidance of Giovanni Adamo. She then studied with Franco Gulli, Salvatore Accardo, Corrado Romano, and Maurice Raskin. The winner of a conveted Fullbright Scholarship, she studied with Franco Gulli and Rostislav Dubinsky at Indiana University where she graduated with an Artist Diploma. She won the first prizes at the National Review in Vittorio Veneto, and the prestigious Sibelius International Competition. She has given solo and chamber music concerts many times in prestigious theatres and concerts halls: La Scala Theatre in Milan, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall in London, Grossen Musik-vereinsaal in Vienna, Phihlarmonie in Munich, and participated in several television shots and numerous recordings including Rossini Six Sonatas in Quartet for Tactus Label. She has worked with string orchestras like I Solisti Veneti, I Virtuosi di Roma and the New European Strings orchestra.
She currently works as leader with the Chamber Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, Abruzzese Symphonic Orchestra, Marchigiana Symphonic Orchestra, Adriatic Philarmonic Orchestra. She is also solo leader of Musici Aurei and she recorded Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with them for Eloquentia. Her next CD features Kindertotenlieder and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, in solo version with Sara Mingardo and Piano Quartet in A Minor by Mahler with John Olaf Laneri, Silvio Di Rocco and Luigi Piovano. Ms. Raimondi recently performed Mendelssohn’s Concerto in D Minor at Carnegie Hall in New York. She is currently Professor of Violin at Giuseppe Verdi Music Academy in Ravenna. Ms. Raimondi made her thrilling American recital debut in 2012 at the Newport Music Festival.