Italian violinist Giulio Plotino has been appointed concertmaster of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Plotino joins the Perth-based orchestra after leaving the concertmaster position at the La Fenice opera house orchestra in Venice. He has previously served as guest concertmaster of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra.

The Genoa-born Plotino began learning the violin under Joseph Levin. He also studied with Salvatore Accardo, Boris Belkin, Thomas Zehetmair, Giuliano Carmignola, the Amadeus Quartet and the Alban Berg Quartet.