Gian Paolo Peloso

Italy
Violin

Gian Paolo Peloso is regarded as one of the finest Italian violinists. He has studied with some of the greatest pedagogues of the 20th century, including the legendary Ruggiero Ricci, Ivry Gitlis, Igor Ozim, Gérard Poulet and Viktor Pikaisen. He made his debut at age ten under the direction of composer Luciano Berio, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras, in recitals and chamber music concerts extensively throughout Europe, most notably at Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, Martha Argerich Festival in Switzerland, Music Concert Society of Milano, House of Music in Moscow, Sun Festival in Singapore, Archipel Festival in Geneva and Festival of Cannes in France.

Peloso has recorded sonatas by Saint-Saëns and Poulenc for the National Suisse Radio, toured extensively with the Camerata de Lausanne, and performed chamber music with Sofia Gubaidulina, Mark Lubotsky, Pierre Amoyal and Bruno Canino. He was appointed Violin Professor at the Conservatory of Music (University) of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and has given master classes in Italy and Hong Kong.

Peloso is presently a violin teacher at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and plays a prestigious Landolfi violin of 1755.

The legendary violinist Ivry Gitlis says of him: “… I respect and love (Peloso): a true musician, of the highest quality as a soloist and chamber music performer, and a top class violin teacher, honor of our profession and its future.”