Roberto Cani - biography

Acclaimed throughout the music world as not just a performer, but an “artiste,” Italian violinist Roberto Cani has been hailed by critics as “…a violinist of high caliber following the great Italian tradition of the virtuoso violinist, Paganini.”

Roberto Cani launched his concert career when he won the prestigious Paganini International Competition in Genoa at the age of 21. In the same year, he won the Courcillon International Competition in France, and the Jeunesses Musicales International Competition in Belgrade, where he also captured a special prize for the best performance of a contemporary work. He also won the national Minetti Prize in Italy, and top honors at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow.

In addition to his native Italy, Roberto Cani concertizes throughout the United States as well as Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Russia, Croatia, Poland, Serbia, France, Taiwan, Japan, and South Africa. He is a frequent soloist with orchestras and has performed, most notably, with the Moscow Philharmonic, La Scala Orchestra, RAI Symphony (Italy), Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano, Orchestra Cantelli, Belgrade Orchestra, Zagreb Orchestra, and Missouri Chamber Orchestra.

Roberto Cani has performed in major music halls worldwide including Los Angeles’ Royce Hall, Belgrade’s Lisinski Hall, Milan’s La Scala, Paris’ Gaveau Hall, Tokyo’s Suntori Hall, and Moscow’s Bolshoi Zal and Tchaikovsky Zal.