Laura Marzadori (Bologna 1989) is a young violinist from Bologna who over the last few years has come to the attention of both the general public and Italian music critics alike, receiving highest recognition at numerous competitions such as Cremona’s National Festival “Andrea Amati” (jury president Salvatore Accardo), Rome’s National Arts Award (jury president Uto Ughi) and winning in 2005 the most important national violin competition the “City of Vittorio Veneto” Award. Laura Marzadori, who on this occasion was also awarded the Gulli Award for the best execution of Mozart, is the contest’s youngest winner. She has held many concerts in Italy and abroad (the United States, Spain, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Germany, Switzerland) and has played with many important orchestras such as the Symphonic Orchestra of Brasov, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Ukraine, the Philharmonic Toscanini, the Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, and the Regional Orchestra of Tuscany. Recently she has performed as a soloist at the Auditorium Music Park of Rome at the Concert of Solidarity organized by Italy’s Ministry of Culture and filmed by the RAI. In 2007 she was awarded the coveted Golden Neptune Award in it’s 36th edition, by the Lions Club Bologna as Bologna’s Artist of the Year. Laura Marzadori graduated with honors and special mention from Bologna’s Martini Conservatory and is presently completing her studies with such prestigious teachers as Marco Fornaciari, and Salvatore Accardo at the Stauffer Academy in Cremona and the Chigiana in Siena where she was also awarded the Diploma of Honor which is reserved for only the best students, and Pavel Berman at Imola’s Accademy ‘Incontri col Maestro’. The violin she plays is an 1830 Giovanni Pressenda (owned by the Pro Canale Foundation).