Graduated with top marks and honors at the age of sixteen under her father’s guidance, Francesco Antonioni, soon after accomplished her Post Graduate Degree both in violin and chamber music at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia-Roma.She continued her Postgraduate studies with Nathan Milstein, Remy Principe in Italy and Henryk Szering in Paris and Switzerland.Since a very early age Beatrice started her successful solo career debuting with the Ludwig Van Beethoven violin concerto under Conductor Lorin Maazel and with Johannes Brahms violin concerto under Conductor Paul Van Kempen. Her London debut at Queen Elizabeth Hall was well acclaimed with a full audience. Concorso Internazionale Paganini-Genoa 4th prize winner and first prize winner at Francesco Geminiani-LuccaVittorio Veneto-Citta’ di Venezia, Became worldwide known as a soloist, having performed with the most prestigious National and International Music Festivals, recording for Radio and Television in Italy and abroad. She performed in several countries as a solist, invited to play in the most prestigious venues in Italy, USA, South America, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Algeria, Holland, Poland, Israel, Belgium, Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Russia and Turkey. has been soloist with I Solisti Aquilani Orchestra for over ten years, recording the complete works of Antonio Vivaldi Violin Concertos. She further recorded several other works for CM and PDU and the live-recording of Karol Szymanowsky Second Violin Concerto for Edizioni Paoline as well as Giuseppe Tartini Violin Concertos for Don Giovanni Editions. Beside her solo career Beatrice Antonioni has been a dedicated and successful pedagogue, inspiring a number of young musicians through her valuable violin and chamber music knowledge, having a particular dedication and predisposition in communicating with young violinists. In 1975 she was appointed as a Permanent Professor at Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia-Roma where she worked till 1993, and from 1994 she has been Honorary Professor at Fondazione Santa Cecilia Music Academy-Rome and ARTS Academy-Rome. She was also invited as Professor at Accademia Pescarese in 1990 and gave several Materclasses and Workshops in Italy and abroad. style=”font-size: small;”>She has been a Jury member at the most prestigious National and International Competitions as such as Niccolò Paganini-Italy, Rodolf Lipizier-Italy, Postacchini-Italy, George Enescu-Rumania and many others. Massimo Quarta, first prize winner at the Niccolò Paganini International Competition-1991, was one of her former students and several other pupils have been awarded national and international prizes. She plays a 1741 Montagnana, a favorite violin used for long time by the famous Gioconda De Vito and a 1680 Stradivari named D’Annunzio-Baccara.
I had the privilege to study with Beatrice Antonioni at Accademia Musicale Pescarese- Scuola Superiore di Musica.
Beatrice Antonioni, one of the finest Italian woman pedagogue, has had an enormous impact on my violin playing. Her Bach and Paganini teaching has inspired me to dedicate more time to this repertoire than I would have done. Already a child prodigy playing Brahms concerto at the age of 16 under Lorin Maazel, Beatrice was 4th Prize Winner at Paganini Competition at the age of 22. Her father Francesco Antonioni was her first teacher. A pupil of Henrich Szeryng, Nathan Milstain and Remy Principe, Beatrice particular teaching artistic side, has always been the beautiful expressive sound accompanied by a natural playing. Very attentive and caring at all times she was capable to inspire young students, eachone with his own potential. One of her best student has been Massimo Quarta, Paganini 1st. Prize winner. She played a violin Montagnana-1741 and a 1680 -Stradivari “D’Annunzio-Baccarà”. Beatrice Antonioni was member of National and International Violin Competitions such as Paganini, Enescu, Lipizer amongst others, has been Professor at Accademia di Santa Cecilia and at present teaches at Arts Academy in Rome and at Accademia Jacopo Napoli International Summer Courses were I am so praud to be her assistant.
By Angela Amato