Elena Abbati


Elena Abbati plays in different chamber music groups devoted to the research of historical praxis and performing mostly in Switzertland, Italy and France. After obtaining a Bachelor (2015) with full marks at the Musikhochschule Freiburg under the guidance of Julia Schröder and Gottfried Von der Goltz, her fascination for ancient music led her to Basel where she could attend both modern violin class with Raphaël Oleg at the Hochschule and baroque class at the Schola Cantorum with Leila Schayegh, also exploring late classical and romantic repertoire with new perspectives. She obtains there two master’s degrees in performance (2017) and Pedagogy (2019). The will to deepen styles and repertoires leads her to meet great musician as Chiara Banchini, Amandine Beyer, Giorgio Fava, David Plantier, Alessandro Moccia, Christian Bezuidenhout, Dora Schwarzberg, Ferenc Rados, Mark Gothoni and Carlo Chiarappa. Elena obtains scholarships from Associazione DeSono Torino, Adelhausen Stiftung, Hirschmann Stiftung and ZontaClub Stifung. She plays with baroque ensembles and modern orchestras as Kammerorchester Basel (under conductors and soloists as Giovanni Antonini, Heinz Holliger, Sol Gabetta, Christian Bezuidenhout, Julia Lezhneva, Nuria Rial…), Il Pomo D’Oro (Zefira Valova, Stefano Barneschi, Francesco Corti, Federico Guglielmo…), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, Teatro Regio di Torino, Academia Montis Regalis, L’Onda Armonica (Sergio Azzolini), Il Capriccio, Bach Akademie Lucerne, Bremer Barockorchester (as guest first violin), Les Passions de l’Ame… With those ensembles she recorded for labels such Naïve, Sony Classical and Pentatone. Her interest in music education and in getting in touch with new social realities leads her to Bolivia 2014, where she plays contemporary works written by local composers, and to Kosovo 2016 where she teaches Violin and Orchestra, preparing young talented musicians for concerts.