At our Mozartiana concert on Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18, award-winning violinist Clarissa Bevilacqua, an extraordinary young talent, performs Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5.
Born in Milan, Clarissa grew up in Chicago and started playing the violin at age five. She debuted in Chicago at age nine in front of ten thousand people. At age fourteen, she was selected as the youngest violinist to perform regularly with the precious Stradivari violins in the collection of the Violin Museum in Cremona, Italy.
At only sixteen, Clarissa finished her college degree, receiving a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude. During the pandemic and beyond, she studied at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (Mozart's hometown!), completing a Master of Music degree in violin performance in 2021.
Since then, Clarissa has she has performed concerts all over Italy, as well as in Austria, Germany, and the UK. She’s on a short tour in America right now – Chicago, Cape Cod, Boston – and then back to Italy!
Clarissa says, "“Every time I perform, I try to communicate to my audience that music is a powerful voice which we can all understand, a language that speaks directly to our hearts and that can make a true difference in this world.”
Clarissa was the most outstanding applicant to our Cape Symphony International Violin Competition, besting over 60 applicants from around the world. We've waited since 2020 for her to join us and we're thrilled that the time is now!