Giovanni Andrea Zanon is an Italian violinist who has performed widely across the globe in prestigious venues including: Carnegie Hall, New York; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; Philharmonie, Paris; Musikverein, Graz; Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg; Smetana Hall, Prague; Bayerisches Staatsoper, Munich; Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, Royal Opera House, Muscat; Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona; Teatro La Fenice, Venice; Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome and Arena di Verona.
In February 2022, he represented Italy in the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Olympics Games in Beijing. The event was broadcast worldwide and reached more than a billion viewers.
As a soloist, Zanon has worked with esteemed conductors including Fabio Luisi, Pinchas Zukerman, Theodore Guschlbauer, Donato Renzetti, Marco Armiliato, Andrea Battistoni, Omer Meir Wellber and Jader Bignamini.
Zanon has received various awards and recognition from Italian institutions including the “Leone d’oro” award from the Veneto Regional Government, Certificate of Honor “Alfiere della Repubblica” for outstanding achievements in music from the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and at aged six from the former President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.
Having first picked up the violin at age two, Zanon became the youngest violinist in Italian history at the age of four to attend one of the country’s state conservatories. He graduated from Venice’s Benedetto Marcello Conservatory with top marks and an honorable mention, the first time this has happened in more than forty years. Upon the advice of Zubin Mehta, he moved to New York to study at the Manhattan School of Music where he graduated age 18 with a master’s degree from the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program, after having studied with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec. Furthermore, Zanon went on to study at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Antje Weithaas and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Sonig Tchakerian Zubin Mehta Patinka Kopec
In October 2021, Giovanni Andrea Zanon became the Artistic Director of the Teatro Petrarca (Arezzo, Tuscany) and the Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo.
Giovanni plays the 1716 Antonio Stradivari “Marechal Berthier” on loan from the Fondazione Pro Canale of Milan.