Conductor and violinist, Carlo Grandi grew up in Trieste (Italy) in a family of musicians. His
first violin teacher was his father Rodolfo, who studied with Georg Kulenkampff.
He later graduated at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Music in Venice under the
guidance of Giuliano Carmignola.
Awarded at a very young age in many festivals and violin competitions such as the
“Rassegna Nazionale di Vittorio Veneto” and the “International Competition for Young
Violinists” in Gorizia, he has also been awarded as a violinist of the Joyce Quartet the first
prize at the National Competition “City of Genova” for chamber music.
After attending music masterclasses with Franco Gulli, and Michael Frischenschlager at
Vienna Musilhochschule, he graduated in Orchestral Conducting with Francesco Mander.
As a conductor Carlo Grandi he appears regularly in Italy, Austria, Hungary and Russia,
where the music critic of an authoritative newspaper of St. Petersburg has stated: “The first
of Beethoven performed by Carlo Grandi has been a pillar of life to the fullest, reminescent
He has collaborated with worldknown soloists such as Giuliano Carmignola, Beatrice
Antonioni, Bruno Cavallo, Maurizio Baglini and Romina Basso.
He has held several master classes in Europe and many of his students have won
prestigious prices at national and international competitions.
Just within the last edition of International Masterclasses in Cividale del Friuli, where he
teaches a master class for violin and chamber music for several years, he founded the
“Thomas Schippers” Orchestra, with which he has given several concerts in various towns in
During his career as a conductor he conducted, in addition to the Chamber Music Orchestra
“City of Gorizia” that he founded, other chamber and symphonic orchestras, executing both
symphonic and lyrical symphonic works. Of particular note was a production of Mozart with
the orchestra “Accademia del Teatro La Fenice in Venice.”
He is regularly invited in the juries of international music competitions .