Born in Chicago and raised in Italy, Arianna Dotto gave her first solo recital at age 12.
She has since performed as a soloist in prestigious venues in Europe and the USA, including Carnegie “Weill” Recital Hall, with the SOAI Orchestra of Japan at the Sala Verdi (Milan) and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne at the BCV Concert Hall (Lausanne).
An avid chamber musician, she pursued her studies with the Artemis Quartett at the UDK in Berlin and won several international awards as a founding member of the Lyskamm Quartett. She was subsequently a member of the Four Corners Ensemble, and of the zArt quartet.
A passionate pedagogue, she is currently the doctoral assistant of David Halen at the University of Michigan school of music, theater, and dance.
Arianna recorded the original solo violin soundtrack for the movie “I Cento Chiodi” by Ermanno Olmi, and has performed on RadioClassica and the Swiss radio RTS on several occasions.
Interviews with her have appeared on Amadeus Magazine, La Repubblica, and Wall Street International Magazine. Her interview for WSI appears in the book “Milano è Donna”, a collection celebrating noteworthy contemporary women of Milanese origins.
She was awarded first prizes at the LMM Young Artist Award for Strings, the “Vittorio Veneto” competition, the "Luigi Nono", the "Guido Papini", the "Rosetum" international competitions, and was a laureate and prize winner of the "Bruno Zanella", "Kloster Schöntal Wettbewerb", "Concours international de Violin d’Avignon", “Vittorio Gui”, and "Città di Pinerolo” competitions. She also took part in the prestigious ARD Competition (Munich), Bartok World Competition (Budapest), and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
During her Praktikum at the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zürich, she worked under the baton of Charles Dutoit, M. Sanderling, K. Nagano, K. Penderecki among others. Arianna also regularly performes as a guest member of the St. Louis Symphony.
Arianna studied at the HEMU Lausanne with Pavel Vernikov, at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Maestro Jaime Laredo, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, in the studio of Maestro David Halen.
International summer courses include Keshet Eilon, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Verbier Festival Masterclasses, and others. She has participated in masterclasses with renowned artists such as S. Mintz, K. Wegrzyn, E. Grach, I. Handel, S. Accardo, G. Pauk, J. Rachlin, M. Sirbu, I. Rashkovsky, Mirò Quartet, Juilliard Quartet, G. Schulz.
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