Marco Rizzi

Marco Rizzi


Dates of the masterclass

17th - 31st July


Application fee
CHF 250.00
Participation fee
CHF 575.00 (for active participants)
CHF 50.00 (for listeners)
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  • 25% early bird discount - 28 February 2019
  • 20% early bird discount - 31 March 2019
  • 10% early bird discount - 30 April 2019

“…a first-rate violinist with a rich tonal palette, fine technique and a lovely singing vibrato…. a musician of surprising honesty and maturity” (The STRAD)

A prize-winner at three of the most prestigious international violin competitions – the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Queen Elizabeth in Brussels and the Indianapolis – Marco Rizzi is particularly appreciated for the quality, strength and insight of his interpretations. Studying with such pedagogues as G. Magnani, S. Accardo and W. Liberman and graduating from the Milan and Utrechts Conservatories, he has been recognised as one of the most interesting young violinists, and was awarded the Europäischen Musikförderpreis on the recommendation of Claudio Abbado.

Marco Rizzi is regarded as one of the most appreciated musicians from Italy. He regularly appears in leading concert halls such as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Salle Gaveau and Salle Pleyel in Paris, Lincoln Center in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonic Society of Brussels, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Hamburger Musikhalle, the Berlin Konzerthaus and the Tivoli of Copenhagen. He works with such notable conductors as Riccardo Chailly, Aldo Ceccato, Peter Eötvös, V. Jurowski and Hans Vonk. He has also been soloist with orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestre de Concerts Lamoureux, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orquesta RTVE of Madrid, BBC Scottish, Netherlands Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano ‘G.Verdi’, Radio Chamber Orchestra Holland, and many others.

Violinist in continuous evolution, Marco Rizzi continuosly enlarges his repertory presenting to his public unusual masterpieces like the B. Walter Sonata or the Adams Violin Concerto; in this context Marco Rizzi also made some recordings of Italian 20th century Sonatas that were particularly appreciated in the musical world and by the critic.

In addition to his solo career, Marco Rizzi is passionately active in chamber music, and plays with partners like A. Lucchesini, M. Brunello, L. Zylberstein, G. Hoffman, N. Imai, etc. in prestigious chamber music festivals, as for example at the Lockenhaus Festival with G. Kremer.

From April 1999 Marco Rizzi lead an international class at the Hochschule für Musik -Detmold (Germany), and from October 2008 he teaches at the Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim. Since September 2007 he is also professor at the renomated Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. His students have been prize-winners in important international competitions. He is also regularly serving as juror in some of the most prestigious violin competitions, such as the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Bruxelles), the Joachim Violin Competition (Hannover) or the Paganini Violin Competition (Genova).

Marco Rizzi plays on a violin by Pietro Guarneri dating 1743, owed by the foundation Il Canale ONLUS.

Accompanist for the Violin course: Ricardo Ali Alvarez

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