Federica Severini began playing the violin at the age of six, she was fascinated by Opera because her parents used to make her listen to quite a few classical music at home and in theaters all around Italy. So she especially fascinated with the strong correlation of the human voice and the sound of the violin. She lives in Salerno, Southern Italy.
WHAT EDUCATION HAVE YOU COMPLETED?
In January I completed my MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) at the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland in Lugano, with Maestro Klaidi Sahatci, Concertmaster of Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Before I completed my studies at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, both violin and chamber music and I studied at the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona with Salvatore Accardo.
WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU? WHAT HAS BEEN THE EVOLUTION TO YOUR SOUND?
For me music means my way of expression and helps me to free all my feelings. I think the sound of the violin grows with you in a certain way. A really important moment in my musical life was the change of my violin. Now I have the possibility to play a wonderful Italian instrument of 1912 made by R. Antoniazzi. It has a sound that expresses a lot of colours, from darker shades to the brighter ones. I think that the power of a musician is to use all the dynamic possibilities of his instrument.
WHAT OBSTACLES HAVE YOU OVERCOME TO GET WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
Surely there are a lot of obstacles in the life of a young musician nowadays. I think that the most difficult aspect of our profession is the economic side of our work. Sometimes people think that the
musician is not a profession, but they don’t know how much study and pain there is behind every concert. It’s also difficult to find a manager that follows you in every step of your career, so it’s
sometimes a question of luck.
WHAT CAREER SUCCESSES ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF HAVING ACCOMPLISHED? WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT GOALS?
There are a lot of important moments in my musical career. Surely I remember when I won the Internation Competition American Protègè in New York in 2015, and I won a concert at Weill Hall of the Carnegie Hall playing Ysäye Solo Sonata n.4 in E minor. I also remember when I played as a soloist different times: Mozart Concerto n. 5 with Fondi Chamber Orchestra, Mozart n.4 with I
Musici di Parma and Four Seasons with Orchestra Filarmonica Campana. My next goals are to develop my career in the international field both as a soloist and as a chamber music player. I
will also start my own musical Association named Fine Strings, which unites young artists.
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