Giuliano Carmignola

Giuliano Carmignola was an Italian violinist

Giuliano Carmignola was an Italian violinist born in Treviso in 1951. Beginning his career as a soloist where in the past he used to study with his father, and then with Venice Conservatory followed with Franco Guilt at the Academia Chiglana in Siena, Italy. Born into a music family, and started playing violin at the age of five, taught by his father, Antonio Carmignola. Giuliano was also awarded a prize in the International Paganini Competition in Genoa.

Carmignola began his performing career by successfully competing in various international competitions. In the early phase of his career he had a break when he took over from his teacher Ferro en route with his ensemble, the Virtuosi di Roma heading over to big concert halls of Europe and the United States. Thereafter from Ferro he inculcated a strong desire in the Baroque music of the early eighteenth century especially of the Venetian school, which included Antonio Vivaldi.

After beginning his career as a soloist under the direction of mentors namely Claudio Abbado, Peter Maag, Ellahu Inbal and Giuseppe Sinopoli. Afterwards, he collaborated with Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Daniele Gatti, Andrea Marcon and Ottavio Dantone. The esteemed work of Carmignola led him to collaborate with labels like Erato, Divox Antiqua, and having an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. He has also taught courses at Siena’s Accademia Musicale Chigiana and Lucerne‚Äôs Hochschule. He was also awarded the title of “Academician of the Royal Philharmonic Academy of Bologna” and “Academician of Santa Cecilia.”

Camignola became the concertmaster of Venice’s leading opera theatre orchestra, the Teatro La Fenice, in 1978. He remained in that position till 1985. He had also played Classical and Romantic chamber music with leading soloists and appeared with major orchestras. He also introduced violin concertos. In the year 2013 he recorded more late Vivaldi concertos, this time with Dantone and Bizantia.

Apart from participating in leading Baroque music festivals throughout Europe, he also participated in Brugesm, Vienna, Brussels, Barcelona.