Seventeen-year-old violinist Clarissa Bevilacqua performs the Andante from Bach’s Sonata no.2 on the 1669 ‘Clisbee’ Stradivari from the collection of the Museo del Violino, Cremona.

Clarissa Bevilaqua’s biography:

She started playing the violin at age five, and debuted at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago in front of ten thousand people when she was nine years old. She has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, and has given solo recitals and concerts in the United States, Italy, France and Germany. She was invited to perform as a soloist at the Chicago Mayoral Inauguration Ceremony, at the NATO Summit Chicago event and at the Italian Parliament in Rome. She is the youngest violinist chosen to perform weekly at the Auditorium Arvedi in Cremona with the precious Stradivari collection of the Violin Museum and the Friends of Stradivari. Clarissa has won prizes in several national and international competitions, and is the recipient of the ‘Breaking Ground Artist’ award by Picosa Chicago, the ‘Young Talent’ award by Sony Classical Talent Scout and the Guadagnini Scholarship by the Rotary Club. At age sixteen, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the Conservatorio Nicolini in Piacenza, where she graduated summa cum laude.