Giulia Buccarella Curriculum

Giulia Buccarella began her violin studies at the age of 4.

She grew up in a musical family where her relatives were part of I Musici, a famous Italian chamber orchestra. By the age of 7, Giulia had won the national competition in Pescara, and when she was 9 years old, she won another national competition organized by the RAI TV for young talented Italian performers. At the same time she was invited, as a young prodigy, to the Opera House in Rome where she was the recipient of the David di Donatello award, presented by the famous Italian composer, Nino Rota.

Two years later she won the Vittorio Veneto competition and also gave a performance of the Mendelssohn violin concerto with the Bari Symphony orchestra. At sixteen she graduated with full marks and the highest honors from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, under the tutelage of Claudio Buccarella, a violinist in the I Musici chamber orchestra.

More awards and prizes followed. In 1988 she was a top prize winner in the Valentino Bucchi competition in Rome.The following year, Giulia won by the first prize in the violin competition in Trieste as well as first prize in the chamber music competition in Pergolesi in Naples. Giulia won top prizes in the chamber music competition of Monfalcone and Rodolfo Lipizer by the time she was eighteen years old. She studied under some of the best known violin teachers in Europe and the United States of America. Among her teachers are Salvatore Accardo, Franco Gulli and Boris Belkin.

She also spent 5 years at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and four years with the Trio di Trieste in Duino. During this time she made appearances as solist with the European Symphony Orchestra in Belgium and orchestras in Istanbul and Ankara. Other notable performances as soloist have included the Bloomington Symphony and the German Musikfreude orchestra in Gottingen.

At the age of eighteen she was appointed an instructor at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia. She has an extensive repertoire both as soloist and chamber musician and performs frequently in many musical associations.

She is a member of I.AM.PROD , an organization promoting and producing musical events, which also showcases her instruments and talents.

She plays on a Claire Chaubard violin as well as a Jakob Stainer violin dated 1659. Her bow is made by the renowned maker, Jacques Poullot.