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Melina Mandozzi


“...the big intensive sound that fills the whole concert hall and reaches straight through to the listener’s heart…" - Wiener Zeitung

Melina Mandozzi was born in Locarno in Switzerland and started playing the violin at the age of four. At ten she was accepted in the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in London. Further intense studies were with Prof. Zachar Bron in Lübeck, and Prof.Boris Kushnir at the University of Graz. Since her debut at the age of 12 in the Royal Festival Hall, Melina has won numerous competitions, and has been performing throughout Europe, the USA, South America and Japan. Since 2003 where she became concertmaster of the Vienna and the Netherlands Radio Symphony orchestras, she has been in constant demand as a leader, in the London Symphony Orchestra, the London BBC, the London Philharmonia and the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zürich. From 2007 she has been also guest leading the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway, where she now works and lives. Mandozzi plays on a violin by G. B. Guadagnini, made in Piacenza in 1742.