Emanuele has shown a prodigious talent as a violinist since his childhood performances of Paganini’s First Concerto and Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. He studied at the prestigious Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, and graduated in 2006 under the guidance of Lisa Green.
His passion and dedication to the violin were evident during his student days at the University of Oxford, UK, where he received a BA in Classics in 2005. There he debuted as soloist and conductor in the Concertos for violin and orchestra of Johann Sebastian Bach. Emanuele continued his musical education under Pavel Vernikov, and was also awarded an Artist Diploma from the Accademia di Imola, where he was a student of Maurizio Sciarretta, Pavel Berman and Konstantin Bogino. At the same time he received additional lessons from Boris Kuschnir in Vienna, and performed concerts all around Europe as both a solo violinist and chamber musician, playing most notably a Romantic and Contemporary repertoire. He has been awarded prizes in both important national and international competitions.
Following his move to New York City, he completed his PhD in Classics from Roma3 University as a visiting scholar at Columbia University. Emanuele has also been awarded a Master’s in Performance from Brooklyn College, where he studied under Masao Kawasaki. From August 2012 to June 2014 he was concertmaster of the Brooklyn College Orchestra, of which he was subsequently appointed assistant conductor. Since his relocation to New York, he has been performing as a soloist, in duo (with piano or viola) and with his quartet. He has also worked with composer Whitney George, whose “The Masochist’s Tango” for solo violin he has premiered in Manhattan and subsequently recorded.
Emanuele plays a 1949 Paolo de Barbieri violin, itself a copy of Paganini’s legendary instrument the “Cannon”, and a Renzo Bechini bow.