Winner of the 2015 Respighi Prize 2015, Irene has made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, performing the NY première of the violin concerto by Dirk Brossé “Black, White and in Between”. In 2016 she also performs in Brazil the south America première of the Respighi’s Violin Concerto No.1 and she had her debut with the West Czech Symphony Orchestra in Prague, with the Mozart Violin Concerto No.5. Today she’s regular guest in music festivals and concert series all over Europe, performing with artists such as Corina Belcea, Umberto Clerici, Jürg Dähler, Thomas Demenga, Alexander Janiczek, Ulrich Koella, Antoine Lederlin, Diego Mingolla, Roberto Gonzáles-Monjas, Felix Renggli, Dénes Várjon and Izabella Simon. She had premiered several pieces included the “Infal’s Songs” for solo violin by Antonmario Semolini (dedicated to her), and chamber music works by Richard Dubugnon.

Italian violinist, Irene Abrigo started playing the violin at the age of 4 at the Aosta Suzuki School.
She continued her education with Marie-Annick Nicolas, Pierre Amoyal and Corina Belcea and took part in masterclasses with Samuel Ashkenazi, Zakar Bron, Thomas Füri, Ivry Gitlis, Viktor Pikayzen, Itzhak Rashkovsky and Benjamin Schmid.

Italian violinist, Irene Abrigo started playing the violin at the age of 4 at the Aosta Suzuki School.
She continued her education with Marie-Annick Nicolas, Pierre Amoyal and Corina Belcea and took part in masterclasses with Samuel Ashkenazi, Zakar Bron, Thomas Füri, Ivry Gitlis, Viktor Pikayzen, Itzhak Rashkovsky and Benjamin Schmid.

Deeply convinced about the social responsibility of art, Irene founded in 2014 POURQUOIPAS, a cultural association organising concerts, masterclasses and projects with social commitments. Graduated at Liceo Classico “XXIV February” in Aosta, in 2015 she had her Degree in Art, Litterature and Performance (DAMS) at the University of Turin with a thesis about Niccolò Paganini. In 2018 she obtained the Pedagogy Master at the HKB, Bern University of Art.

She’s currently playing a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milano 1757, generously on loan to her from a private collector.

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