First violin soloist of the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Carlo Maria Parazzoli

Carlo Maria Parazzoli

Since 1999, Mr. Parazzoli has been the Concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, with which he has played in the most prestigious halls and under the greatest conductors.

He was born in Milan and graduated from the Conservatory in his hometown. He later won the "Premier Prix de Virtuositè" from the Conservatory in Geneva.

He was the Concertmaster of the Stradivari Orchestra founded and conducted by Daniele Gatti. He has been concertmaster in all the major Italian orchestras. He was Concertmaster of the "Guido Chigi" Quartet, the official group of the Accademia Chigiana of Siena.

In 2006, he performed Brahms' Double Concerto with the Orchestra Santa Cecilia conducted by Nagano. As a chamber musician, he has played with such great artists as Sawallisch, Lonquich, Chung, Pappano, Kavakos and Lang Lang.

In 2012, he performed Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante conducted by Antonio Pappano, Beethoven's Triple Concerto under Lonquich and Schumann's Quintet under Martha Argerich.