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Roberto Noferini was born in 1973. He graduated in violin with honours from the Milan Conservatory "Verdi" under Gabriele Baffero. Later, he was able to perfect his skills with Arthur Grumiaux, Salvatore Accardo, Corrado Romano, Dora Schwartzberg, and Pavel Vernikov; he also studied chamber music with Dario De Rosa. He won several first prizes and special awards at important international competitions ("A. Postacchini" in Fermo, Viterbo, Portogruaro, "R. Lipizer" Competition in Gorizia, "L. Perosi" in Biella).

Since his début at the age of 12 at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, he has carried out a very intense concert activity at prestigious festivals and for important Italian concert associations (Società dei Concerti of Milan, Amici della Musica of Florence, Vicenza and Pescara, Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, Accademia Chigiana, Rossini Opera Festival, Città di Castello and Ravello Festivals, Università Cattolica in Rome). He also performed in the most important European capitals, in South America, Japan, and Egypt.

In 2000 he founded the SchuberTrio. Since then, he has performed in several chamber concerts, always getting remarkable appreciation of public and criticism. Described by many critics as one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation, he has played as soloist in some of the most renowned violin concerts (Bach, Locatelli, Vivaldi, Paganini, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn) and has played in chamber ensembles together with Bruno Canino, Alessandro Specchi, Denis Zardi, Salvatore Accardo, Domenico Nordio, Massimo Quarta, Isabelle Faust, Cristiano Rossi, Bruno Giuranna, Sylvie Gazeau, Anthony Pay, Emanuele Segre, and Giampaolo Bandini.

He forms a duo with harpsichordist and fortepianist Chiara Cattani performing Baroque and Classical repertory with violin and Baroque bow. Together with his sister Anna (violinist of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and viola player) and his brother Andrea (first cello of the Rome Opera House), he plays in a string trio as an homage to their father Giordano Noferini, who was composer, conductor and director from 1974 to 1977 at the Bologna Conservatory "Giovan Battista Martini".

Roberto Noferini concentrates on contemporary repertory and has collaborated with Luciano Berio, Salvatore Sciarrino, Goffredo Petrassi, Niccolò Castiglioni, Giacomo Manzoni, and Bruno Bettinelli. Thanks to his versatility, he also played solo violin in various poetry readings with Paola Gassman, Arnoldo Foà, Ugo Pagliai, Giancarlo Giannini, and Ottavia Piccolo. Among his recordings are two CDs for the Bongiovanni label together with the pianist Bruno Canino (Sonatas by Busoni and Morceaux by Bazzini), a CD for Atopos with the Quatuor pour la fin du temps by Messiaen, and several CDs for Tactus (the 24 Caprices by Paganini, Trio Sonatas by Sammartini with Bruno Canino, Trios by Bossi with the SchuberTrio, the complete Violin Sonatas by Giuseppe Sarti with Chiara Cattani at the harpsichord).

He currently teaches violin at the Institute of Advanced Music Studies "Claudio Monteverdi" of Cremona and at the Municipal Music School "Giuseppe Sarti" of Faenza and gives master classes in Castrocaro ("Corso di Perfezionamento Violinistico estivo").

Roberto Noferini was honoured as Knight of the Order of Saint Agatha by the Republic of San Marino for high artistic and cultural achievements.

He plays on a 1865 Giuseppe Scarampella ex-Bazzini or on a Don Nicola Amati dated 1732.

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A wonderful violinist,

who also has great communication capacity.

Bruno Canino