Biography

“technical command of the instrument, awareness of the interpretative choices, ability to maintain the control of the emotional tension” (Deutsch Sudkurier) excellent quality and perfection […], leaving the audience speechless, skilled in the approach to different musical themes” (Schwabischezeitung)

Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, Mariarosaria D’Aprile is a talented violinist, active in the national and international concert scene. She performs in important music festivals as soloist and chamber musician: Festival “Monte San Savino”, Festival Piceno, “Settimane musicale” (Isola d’Elba), Festival delle Nazioni e Festival Pontino (Sermoneta), Accent08 (Stati Uniti); with the orchestra at the European Youth Festival (Berlino, Germania), Charleston Manor Festival (Regno Unito) and with famous orchestras, such as Filarmonici di Roma, Gli Archi della Vallisa, i Solisti di Pavia, i Virtuosi del Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, la World Youth Orchestra, under the direction of famous conductors, as Pierluigi Urbini, Uto Ughi, Enrico Dindo, George Pretre, Lu Ja, Giorgio Bernasconi, Robert Cohen, Damiano Giuranna, Neal Gittleman.

Her remarkable musical skills, the versatility and the power of the sound have deserved the recognition and the praise of important composers and conductors. She has won many competitions: as soloist, “Cittˆ di Agropoli” (1995), “Giovani Promesse” (Taranto, 1996), “Concorso Perosi” (Biella, 1997), “Concorso Internazionale Postacchini” (Fermo, 1998); as chamber musician, “G. Rospigliosi” (Lamporecchio) e Accent08 (Cincinnati, Stati Uniti). She has won the first prize during the competition “C.Vitale” in Fasano and at the violinist exhibition “Premio Vittorio Veneto”. She has produced some records as soloist with music by Vivaldi and the ensemble “La Corte Sveva” and music by Piazzolla, as member of the duet “Doble A”.

She has recorded for the Swiss Italian Radio. She graduated with honors very young at the Conservatorio “Duni” in Matera under the direction of Alessandro Perpich. Then she moved to Lugano where she attended the “Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana”.

She graduated cum laude in “Specialization” and “Soloist” under the direction of Massimo Quarta.

She specialized also with Corrado Romano, Ivry Gitlis, Marco Rizzi e Anna Chumachenko. She studied with Igor Ozim at the Mozarteum. She has won different scholarships from the foundations: “Lyra Stiftung”, “Geza Anda” and “A. Sprecher”.

In 2003, after graduating in “Pedagogy”, she got the role of teacher at the Scuola di Musica del Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. She is violin and chamber music teacher at the Forum Musikae (Madrid) and “Andalucía Música” Academy in Seville. She holds a PhD in Art Education by the University of Seville.