Corrado Bolsi, violin
He was born in Rome, where he started studying violin at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory. Afterwards he kept on studying violin with P. Vernikoy and chamber music with F. Rossi and P. Farulli, members of the Quartetto Italiano.
Due to his great interest in performing with original instruments, he travels to Paris, where he played with C. Coin’s Ensemble Mosaïque. Later on he developed a close collaboration with C. Hogwood, F. Biondi and J. Savall and they gave numerous concerts throughout Europe and recorded many pieces.
He had a very intense concert activity as a soloist, as a chamber performer, as a first violin and as a concert leader, as well as a wide repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary composers, as he played at the main institutions, concert halls and festivals in Europe (Theatre des Champes Elysee, Musikverein in Viena, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Palais des Meaux Art Bruxelles, the Salzburg Festival, Aix en Provence, Spoleto...), in Japan (Bunka Kankan and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Symphony Hall in Osaka...) and Australia (Melba Hall in Melbourne and$ the Sydney Opera House).
As a soloist, he played conducted by R. Alessandrini, J. Cayers, H. Christopher, C. Hogwood, R. King, E. Martínez Izquierdo, J. Pons, H. Schellenberger and G. Van Waas.
He was invited to play as the first violin with renowned orchestras such as the Beethoven Akademie from Antwerp, the Ciudad de Granada Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, the Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona, the National Orchestra of Catalonia, the Belgium Radio Orchestra, the Flanders Opera Orchestra, the Barcelona Opera House Orchestra and the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Germany. These last years he has collaborated with the P. Sarasate Orchestra from Pamplona and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia.
With regard to the educational area, besides giving master classes in Europe and Japan, he teaches at the Belgium Royal Conservatory and, since 2002, he is the Head of the String Department at the Superior Music Conservatory of the Lyceum of Barcelona.
Corrado Bolsi plays an A. Guarneri violin crafted in 1650.