violín, Federico Guglielmo
An expert in baroque repertoire, Federico Guglielmo has imposed himself to the international attention as violinist and later as an orchestra conductor. Founder of L'Arte dell'Arco, a group specialized in seventeenth century Venetian music , he has recorded more than 150 CDs with Decca, Harmonia Mundi, Sony/BMG, Chandos, ASV Gaudeamus, CPO, Brilliant, Stradivarius, Pavane, Denon, Nippon Columbia, Altus, Velut Luna, Musicaimmagine, Tactus, Dynamic and Rai Trade labels, achieving Venice's Antonio Vivaldi International Award twice.
Born in Padua in 1968, Federico Guglielmo graduated from the Conservatory Benedetto Marcello in Venice and then attended violin masterclasses with S. Accardo, V. Spivakov, I. Stern, of chamber music with Beaux Arts Trio, Trio di Trieste, Amadeus, Italian and La Salle quartets and orchestra conducting with G. Gelmetti. While still very young he was invited for a decade as first violin by the major Italian symphonic orchestras; today he still enjoys this role with Padua's and Veneto's Orchestra. He also won numerous prizes in national and international competitions (Vittorio Veneto, Paris, London), as well as in Canada. Since then he has regularly performed in major theatres such as the Grosses Musikverein in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London, the Society of the Quartet in Milan, the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Isaac Stern Auditorium at the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Suntory Hall, Opera City and Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Izumi and Symphony Hall in Osaka, the Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires and the City Recital Hall in Sydney. As principal violin of the strings group I Solisti Filarmonici Italiani, every two years since 1990 he has been touring extensively in Japan and in the United States; he has recorded more than thirty-five pieces for Denon Nippon Columbia. At the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza he conducted the world premiere of The Turkish fake by N. Piccinni (transmitted live on Euroradio by Rai Radio3) and the Italian premiere in modern times by Ottone in the villa of A. Vivaldi (recorded by the Brilliant Classics label); for MiTo/September Musica he curated the re-enactment of D. Scarlatti's Dirindina. Händel's Water Music CD, headed by him, has been awarded the First Choice prize (BBC Radio 3/Building a Library) and was "recommended" by "Gramophone" for "the wonderful, engaging and vibrant performance".