Vito Imperato

Vito Imperato attained his diploma at the Istituto Musicale V. Bellini, guided by Maestro Giacomo Caruso. He took advanced studies in Palermo with Piero Marabete, with Angelo Stefanato and Arrigo Pelliccia in Rome, and at the “Accademia Chigiana” of Siena, and “Le Conservatoire de Musique” of Geneva with Henryk Szeryng. 

He followed advanced studies in the chamber music repertoire with Marie Chantal De Buchy. In 1984, he was the winner at the competitions of the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice of Venice and the Orchestra of the Opera of Rome as well as, in the following year, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, where he was assistant concertmaster. Having won the International Competitions for Leader at the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania in 1987, and the Teatro dell opera of Rome in 1989, he held this leadership role successively with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, the Mediterranean Symphony Orchestra (in Italy and abroad), the Cameristi Della Scala of Milan and the Tonhalle Symphony Orchestra of Zurich. As a soloist, he has performed with, besides the orchestra of his native city, the Solisti Aquilani at Terni, the Orchestra Cantelli in the Sala Verdi in Milan, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, and the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra. 

He has won numerous violinistic reviews and has to his credit many recordings with RAI broadcasting. He has fulfilled an intense chamber music activity both with the Nuova Orchestra da Camera of Catania and with the most varied instrumental formations, collaborating with soloists of renowned fame like  Rocco Filippini, Alirio Diaz, Sergej Girshenko, Andras Adorjan, Antony Pay, Aiman Mussakhajayeva, Boris Petrushanshj, Mikhail Kugel, Igor Oistrakh, in Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Germany, Turkey, and China. 

He is currently the leader of the orchestra of Teatro Massimo V. Bellini, Catania, and teaches violin  at the Istituto Musicale V. Bellini of Catania. He holds advanced summer seminars in different parts of Italy. In 2013 he was awarded the Prestigious prize “Domenico Danzuso” reserved, every year, for eminent world figures of music and prose. 

He plays on a “Matteo Goffriller” violin of 1732..

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