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Mario Ferraris
Mario Ferraris Violinista

17 years graduated with highest honors from the Conservatory “Antonio Vivaldi” in Alessandria, then he went to Paris, where he attended for two years a course of higher perfection, achieving the “Licences de Consert” (diploma of concert music) under the guidance of Yvonne Astruc.
He continued his studies in Naples with Luigi D’Ambrosio, teacher, among others, by Salvatore Accardo.
At 25 he won the National Competition for the post of “Violin Shoulder” at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, playing this prestigious role for six years.
Back then in Alexandria as a professor of violin at the Conservatory, he founded and directed the complex “The Arches of Vivaldi”, first Youth Orchestra “Music Youth in Italy”, with which he performs on tour around the world.
He moved to L’Aquila as concertmaster and soloist of the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese and “I Solisti Aquilani”, there he founded the School of Archi Abruzzo Symphonic Institution, where he served for seven years Director and Capodocente.
He has participated in major international festivals, such as Stresa, Lucerne, Montreux, Helsinki, etc …
He also made a tour in the United States, playing as a soloist at Carnegie Hall.
He has worked with the Chamber Orchestra of Turin with the Philharmonic of Turin and La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has been some years a teacher at the Music Academy of Pescara today works closely with the Music Academy Ortonese.
He Is Artistic Director and member of many national and international competitions, as well as founder and promoter of numerous “Campus” music in various Italian cities.
He has recorded for the label “Arcophon” Sonatas op-2 and the Complete Works of Vivaldi’s instrumental Stradella, receiving the coveted “Award of Disco”.
About ten years ago he approached the Musical Philology, discovering the authentic charm and unique music played on ancient instruments and performance practice “vintage”.
Realizing, however, limits and the scarcity of instruments “historic”, he built at his own expense instruments that reproduce in copies faithful ones of old, working in this direction with the Luthier Salvatore Valentinetti and personally intervening on “making just” the same.
For several years he has worked with the factory ropes gut “EURO STYL GUT” Brothers bull Salle, in order to find the efficiency and the quality sound of the strings.
Intense and fruitful is also his collaboration with Bow Maker Floriano Nofri of Macerata, in order to “reconstruct” faithfully the three main models of Ancient arches: Carrelliano Baroque, Baroque Tartini, Paganini (or transition).
Simultaneously it performs many concerts for cultural and demonstration, playing often in the same concert, old songs with the baroque violin and harpsichord and romantic pieces and / or contemporary with modern violin and piano duo with Wanda Anselmi, pianist and harpsichordist nationally known.
In teaching, using many years of experience, approaching its many students at Philology from the first years of study, teaching them with equal commitment is that the Baroque violin Violin Modern
He also teaches Purple baroque and modern.
In 1994 he founded L’Aquila Youth Orchestra Philological “Arcangelo Corelli”, which he directed and composed almost exclusively of its students; with it has carried out many concerts in Italy and abroad, performing the era Baroque and Classical repertoire with instruments “historic”, built “copy” from Luthier Salvatore Valentinetti: it has an entire “Baroque Orchestra” consists of 14 violins, 4 violas, 3 cellos (one five-string) and a bass (violone) and two harpsichords (copies of two “Ruckers of Antwerp) and a Piano Forte model Walter (Vienna): the latter, all owned by Wanda Anselmi.
It is about to record a CD with “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi, as well as a series of sonatas of the first and late Baroque, with accompanying basso continuo.
All important musical experiences he has made over the past decade will be collected in a book entitled “In Search Of The Lost Sound”, who is finishing writing.
It is the “rediscovery” of the Baroque violin and its structural characteristics and sound, as well as the parallel development of the Arch in all its phases, both elements that, acting together, have enabled the great Italian violin school of 600 and 700 up Paganini to reach the pinnacle of perfection and fame throughout the world