Student of Piero Farulli (violist of the legendary Quartetto Italiano) Antonello Farulli is one of the most active Italian violists both in the concert and the teaching fields. Former member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), since 1994 Farulli has served as first solo violist of Claudio Scimone’s Solisti Veneti, with whom he has performed in the most important concert halls worldwide. He is active both as the soloist with orchestra and in chamber music ensembles collaborating with notable musicians. He has recorded for Dynamic, Stradivarius and Tactus. He has taught in Europe, Switzerland and the United States. Guest teacher of the Sommerakademie International at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and of Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, of whose Artistic Committee he is a member. He has often served as tutor at the Mahler Jugend Orchestra Akademie, and at the Accademia dell’Orchestra Mozart in Bologna. After teaching string quartet for a decade at the prestigious Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia he is currently head of the viola department at the “G.B. Martini” Conservatory in Bologna. Member of the artistic committee of the Mahler Foundation in Bolzano, of the Centro Studi Boccherini of Lucca and of the prestigious V. Gui International Competition. Farulli authored a text entitled La viola del Pensiero. Farulli is founder and artistic director of Sesto Rocchi Festival, the first of its kind in Italy dedicated to amateur and professional musicians of all ages.