When words
leave off
music begins.

Giovanni Andrea Zanon first picked up a violin at the age of two in a bid to emulate his older sister. He was prize winner in more than 30 national and international competitions, including the International Competition for Young Violinists K. Lipinski and H. Wieniawski in Lublin, the Premio Nazionale delle Arti in which he gained the title of Best Violinist of all Italian Conservatories and the VII International Novosibirsk Violin Competition where he also won all special jury prizes.

During his career to date, Giovanni has performed in prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Musikverein in Graz, the Smetana Hall in Prague, the Bayerisches Staatsoper in Munich, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, the Royal Opera House in Muscat, the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Roma and the Arena di Verona. He recently represented Italy by playing at the closing Ceremony of the 2022 Olympics Games in Beijing. He has worked with esteemed conductors including Fabio Luisi, Theodore Guschlbauer, Andrea Battistoni, Donato Renzetti, Omer Meir Wellber and Jader Bignamini. He has also collaborated in chamber music’s projects with such artists as Anna Netrebko, Pinchas Zukerman, Mario Brunello and Pablo Ferrandez.

He recently represented Italy by playing at the closing Ceremony of the 2022 Olympics Games in Beijing.

He has worked with esteemed conductors including Fabio Luisi, Theodore Guschlbauer, Andrea Battistoni, Donato Renzetti, Omer Meir Wellber and Jader Bignamini. He has also collaborated in chamber music’s projects with such artists as Anna Netrebko, Pinchas Zukerman, Mario Brunello and Pablo Ferrandez. Fabio LuisiTheodore GuschlbauerAndrea BattistoniDonato RenzettiOmer Meir Wellber e Jader Bignamini.

He has also collaborated in chamber music’s projects with such artists as Anna Netrebko, Pinchas Zukerman, Mario Brunello and Pablo Ferrandez.

Giovanni Andrea has received recognition and special mentions from a range of institutions, including one, aged six, from the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, the “Leone d’oro” award from the Veneto Regional Government and the Certificate of Honor “Alfiere della Repubblica” for outstanding achievements in music from the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.

At the age of 4, he became the youngest violinist in Italian history 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 conductor Zubin Mehta, he graduated from the Manhattan School of Music at the age of 16 with a Master’s Degree from the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program, where he studied with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec. He also studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Antje Weithaas and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Sonig Tchakerian.

He is currently studying composition at the A. Steffani Music Conservatory in Castelfranco Veneto.

In October 2021, Giovanni Andrea Zanon became the Artistic Director of the Teatro Petrarca (Arezzo, Tuscany) and the Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo.

Giovanni plays a marvelous violin made by Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù’, Cremona, 1730.