Violinist Gennaro Cardaropoli was recognized by winning the Arthur Grumiaux Competition 1st Grand Prize, the only Italian in history of the competition to win the first prize. He also won first prize in the following: National Arts Award as the best Italian violinist, organized by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research; on RAI 1's show "Uno Mattina in famiglia", "Conservatori a confront"; and in the prestigious "Abbado Prize".
He has performed in several continents: Europe (Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Russia's "Eurasia Festival" and in Lithuania's Kaunas and Vilnius Festivals). Africa (Tunis,Tunisia), in Israel (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem), USA (Philadelphia, New York, Washington).
Gennaro Cardaropoli has also performed as soloist with various orchestras: Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and the Ligeti concerto for violin and orchestra conducted by Arturo Tamayo.
Other concerts in which he has performed includes Belfast, Northern Ireland at Queen's University in Paris, León, Lugano, Berlin and in Italy (Tchaikovsky Concerto for violin and orchestra with "La Verdi" conducted by Zhang Xian.
He has also performed as soloist in Brahms' Double Concerto and Paganini Violin Concerto No.1 with "I Pomeriggi Musicali" in Milan.
He currently plays as leader in Germany with Mannheimer Philharmoniker. He was also an overall winner of the "Giorgetti" Filarmonica della Scala in Milan violin competition, interviewed on "Suonare" by "La Meglio Giovent?".
In 2016 he was awarded the OSSCA prize dedicated to young talent and he has played on several of the World's most important stages including Huberman Festival in Tel Aviv, "Festival Strad" in Berlin, New York's Carnegie Hall and Metallener Saal Musikverein in Vienna on September 22nd, 2016. In June 2017 he performed at Casa dei Mezzo Chamber Music Festival in Crete.
Gennaro plays on a violin made by G.B.Guadagnini, Torino 1783 and use a W.E. Hill bow that belonged to Franco Gulli, both courtesy of the "Fondazione Pro-canale" of Milano.
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