Laura Bortolotto – Violino

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LAURA BORTOLOTTO, born in 1995, is a rising star of the new Italian violin firmament.

Graduated at 14 in Violin performance in the “G. Tartini” Conservatory of Trieste “cum laude” and special mention of honour, she started her violin studies at 4 under Domenico Mason. She continued her studies with Pavel Vernikov and she attended masterclasses of Fucks, Semchuk, Accardo, Rachlin, Volochine, Martin, Mazor, Pogorelova, Makarova, Montanari and others. At now, she is studying in the class of Marco Rizzi in the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst of Mannheim.

In 2012 she won the third prize , the audience prize , of the price Palazzetto Bru Zane at the International competition of Mirecourt (France).
In 2011 she has been awarded with the First Prize at the International Hindemith Competition in Berlin. In 2010, only 15 years old, she won the 29° Vittorio Veneto National Violin Competition, the most important Italian national violin competition, becoming the youngest among the winners in the competition’s history (from 1962). Previously, she won numerous first prizes and awards in national and international competitions, among them “Il Piccolo Violino Magico” in Portogruaro, Concorso internazionale Postacchini di Fermo, Concorso Europeo Marcosig di Gorizia; in 2010 she was among the 3 winners of the XIV Rassegna Musicale Migliori Diplomati d’Italia of Castrocaro Terme.

Laura Bortolotto has already performed with various important orchestras, among them: Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Deutsche Kammerorchester Berlin, Ukrainan National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Nuova Orchestra Busoni di Trieste, Orchestra dell’Accademia Naonis di Pordenone, Orchestra Giovanile della Valle d’Aosta, orchestra San Marco di Pordenone, Mitteleuropa Orchestra. She has played with various pianists, among them Leonora Armellini and Massimo Somenzi, with the violinist Daniele Pascoletti and the oboist Luca Vignali, and with her usual partner Matteo Andri.

She has performed in prestigious halls, among them Salzburg Mozarteum, Kiev Philharmonia, Sale Apollinee del Teatro la Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Comunale di Firenze and Sala Santa Cecilia dell’Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma. She has played for important festivals and series, among them Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, festival “Assisi nel mondo”, festival “Fantasie 2008″ e “Il Doppio” 2010 di Portogruaro (VE), Stagione Sinfonica della Valle d’Aosta, Festival Pianistico di Spoleto and in the cities of Cosenza, Padova, Venezia, Duino, Trieste, Pordenone, Milano, Aosta, Gressoney, Sirmione, Firenze, Vicenza, Sulmona, Roma, Salisburgo, Berlino, Kiev.

In 2013 she recorded the Concerto for Violin and Piano of Mendelssohn for Rainbow Amadeus and in 2014 , again for Amadeus , the Concerto and Symphony Concertanti of Federigo Fiorillo .

In 2010 the President of Italian State Giorgio Napolitano has awarded her with the Attestato di Onore di Alfiere della Repubblica “for her refined quality of young violinist “.

Laura Bortolotto plays a Giovanni Battista Ceruti violin of 1815, on generous loan of Fondazione Pro Canale.