FRANCESCA BONAITA

Violinist

BIO

Born in Milan, Italy, in June 1997, graduated with honours at 17 years old at Conservatoire G. Verdi in Milan, obtaining the Pina Carmirelli Prize as best violinist in the academic year, she currently studies with Sergej Krylov, graduating cum laude in Master of Arts in Music Performance (2018) and cum laude in Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance for soloists (2020), playing Prokofiev violin concerto n.2 with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

After her debut with Bacau Philarmonic Orchestra in Romania with Tchaikovsky violin concerto, she started to pursue an intense professional career, in recitals, chamber music and soloist with orchestra performances, interested in a wide repertoire till XX century and contemporary music.

She has been invited to play for prestigious Artistic Associations and Foundations and important Theatres, in Italy, among which Ponchielli Theatre in Cremona, Sala Verdi, Auditorium Fondazione Cariplo, Arcimboldi Theatre, Filodrammatici Theatre, Gerolamo Theatre and Società del Giardino per Serate Musicali in Milan, Palazzo Barolo and Teatro Vittoria for Unione Musicale in Torino, Teatro Grande in Brescia, Philarmonic Theatre in Verona, Sala dei Giganti in Palazzo Liviano for Amici della Musica di Padova, Palazzo Pisani in Venice, Teatro Bibiena in Mantova, Palazzo Chigi Saracini in Siena, Palazzo della Carovana in Pisa, Cappella Palatina in
Caserta’s Reggia and abroad in Germany, Austria – Musikverein in Vienna – in Switzerland, France, Belgium, Spain, Great Britain, Norway, Greece, Romania and USA.

Among the recent prestigious collaborations, she played with the pianist Itamar Golan, the double bassist and conductor Enrico Fagone playing the Bottesini Gran Duo Concertante with Savaria Symphony Orchestra and she debuted with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana at LAC Lugano, performing Bernd Alois Zimmermann violin concerto conducted by Arturo Tamayo.
She has collaborated with renowned musicians as Rocco Filippini, Franco Petracchi and Roberto Paruzzo, with Robert Kowalsky, Andrea Rebaudengo, Sandro Laffranchini and soloists of Teatro La Scala Philarmonic Orchestra, with Emanuele Torquati and Alfredo Zamarra for
Accademia dei Cameristi di Bari and for the contemporary repertoire, with Sentieri Selvaggi
ensemble, conducted by Carlo Boccadoro and 900Presente, Festival in Lugano, Switzerland.

She won several First and overall prizes in international competitions, the most recent include Soloist Vienna, Grand Prize Virtuoso Vienna, International Music Competition Rhodes, Loutraki
International Competition, Premio Rovere d’Oro 2018, Premio Francesco Geminiani, Valsesia Musica Juniores, European Music Competition Moncalieri, Comunità Europea Fondazione Pescetto, Premio Crescendo Firenze, Premio Marco Allegri and audience prize at Rassegna Migliori Diplomati d’Italia Castrocaro, VI Concorso Fondazione Milano “C. Abbado”, Premio Internazionale di musica da Camera E. Cremonesi, International Valtidone Competition, Concorso Città di Cremona, Solista e Orchestra
Senzaspine in Bologna with Tchaikovsky violin concerto.

She attended solo and chamber music masterclasses with Salvatore Accardo at W. Stauffer Academy in Cremona and Chigiana Academy.

She studies with Itamar Golan, Francesca Dego, Natalia Prishepenko, Aleksey Semenenko, Andrey Baranov, Dmitri Chichlov, Atos Trio, Trio di Parma, Piercarlo Sacco.

After High School Diploma in classical studies with top marks, winning the prize Exploit your talent at the “Università degli Studi” in Milan, she has been given the Premio Italia Giovane 2016 for music in Rome and Premio Grandi Guglie della Grande Milano 2019 for artistic merits.

She published her first essay, La Musica, Orfeo, Euridice. Il mitema e l’adeguamento al contemporaneo (2020), Virginio Cremona Editore, Milano.