Paolo Ghidoni

Paolo Ghidoni was born in Mantua (Italy) where he obtained his violin diploma with special merits at the age of seventeen, under the guidance of Maestro Ferruccio Sangiorgi.
Ghidoni is well known as soloist and chamber music performer, especially famous for ability of communicating and sensitivity towards the audience. Ghidoni followed chamber music courses with members of the Trieste Trio at the Fiesole Music School and at the Accademia Chigiana, where he obtained three diplomas with merits under the guidance of Franco Gulli.
He has also given concerts with Mario Brunello, Enrico Dindo, Giuliano Carmignola, Franco Petracchi and the Trio d'Archi of La Scala.
He usually plays with the pianist Marino Nicolini and is also member of the Trio Matisse.
Ghidoni is presently responsible for the chamber music department at the Conservatory of Mantua.
The following is a list of Ghidoni's awards:

First prize at the National Competition for Italian Laureates in Cesena
First prize at the International Competition in Stresa for Piano Duo
First prize at the International Competition in Stresa for Piano Trio
Second prize at the International Competition "Abbado" in Sondrio for violin
First prize at the International Competition"Vittorio Gui" in Florence for Chamber Music
Second prize at the International Competition "Johannes Brahms" in Portschach (Austria) for Chamber Music
He plays a wonderful violin by Luigi Lanaro and a violin of G. Pedrazzini.