Rebecca Raimondi

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Rebecca Raimondi is an Italian violinist, born in 1996. She is now attending a Master in baroque violin and historical performance praxis with Mechthild Karkow at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst of Frankfurt am Main. In 2018, she has completed a Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Jacqueline Ross, where she also obtained the Master (CRD) with David Takeno and studied baroque violin with Pavlo Beznosiuk . She previously studied with Salvatore Accardo (Accademia W. Stauffer of Cremona, Accademia Chigiana) and Marco Fiorini (Music School of Fiesole) and with Roberto Gonzalez-Monjas (Accademia Praeneste). She graduated at the Conservatorio "O. Respighi" in Latina, under the guidance of Antonio De Secondi and obtaining the highest degree cum laude and honors . She has partecipated in masterclasses with: Dora Schwarzberg, Sergey Girshenko, George Mönch, Harald Herzl and Lorenzo Fabiani.

As a soloist she has performed Brahms Concerto with the International Orchestra of Rome, Mozart Concerto no. 4 with the Symphonic Orchestra of Latina, Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 with the Guildhall Baroque Ensemble in Milton Court Concert Hall in London and the Double Concerto with "I Solisti Aquilani" and the violinist Gaia Trionfera under the baton of Amaury Du Closel. In 2016 she performed as a soloist "The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi with Rest Ensemble in London and in Rome on period instruments.

She has founded the Ardorè Duo, devoted to Contemporary Music succesfully performing at the Accademia Chigiana of Siena, the Museo del violino in Cremona - playing on the Nicolò Amati ex-Collin 1669 -, the Macro Museum in Rome and the Milton Court Concert Hall in London.

She is also member of the Avant Piano Trio (Urska Horvat, cello and Alessandro Viale, piano), which is specialized in Romantic and Contemporary repertoire, successfully performing in UK and Italy.

Since 2014 she has been invited to play in the Orchestra da Camera Italiana. In her numerous orchestral experiences, she performed in the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment , in the Dresden Festival Orchestra and in the Leonore Orchestra, and worked with conductor such as Simon Rattle, Ivor Bolton, Alexander Lonquich and Mikhail Jurowski.

Particularly devoted to contemporary music, she has been invited by the Mantova Chamber Music Festival to play with the Imago Sonora Ensemble in a concert dedicated to American contemporary composers. In 2017 she held a contemporary music recital for violin solo at the Filarmonica Romana in the season "Assoli II", performing premières by Marco Quagliarini and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. With Duo Ardorè she performed the première of "Ricercare II" by Marco Quagliarini who subsequently dedicated "Ricercare III" for solo violin to her. She was then invited to perform again in 2019 for "Assoli IV".

She is also member of Il Quadro Animato Il Quadro Animato - an Historically Informed ensemble that performs Late-Baroque and Early-Classical Music-, Rest Ensemble - which performed at the Festival Pontino, at the conservatory of Latina, and in London at the Guidhall School and at St. Stephen Walbrook - of the Entropy Ensemble and the Metapraxis Ensemble. She recorded the music of Michele Paradiso for violin and piano and violin and orchestra in two CDs, a monographic CD of David Collins violin sonatas and violin solo pieces and Robin Holloway chamber music for Sheva Contemporary.

She won many National and International competitions such as Anemos, Clivis, Città di Giussano, Marco Dall'Aquila and Riviera Etrusca. She has been awarded the "Excellentissimus" Prize, released by appointment of the President of the Italian Republic, the "Monte dei Paschi di Siena" Scholarship for the best students of Salvatore Accardo's class of the Chigiana International Summer Academy, and the "Scuola di Musica di Fiesole" Scholarship. In 2016 she has been selected for "Chamber Music Festival 2016", and in the same year she has been awarded a Scholarship by the "Guildhall School of Music and Drama". In 2018 she has been invited to take part in the East Neuk Festival retreat. With duo Ardorè she won in 2017 the Scotese festival, as best young ensemble of Nuova Consonanza Festival. She has been selected for Lucerne Festival Academy 2018.

She plays a 1907 Riccardo Antoniazzi and a Klotz-school violin from late 18th Century.

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