Born in 1973, he began to play violin at the age of 10, getting the diploma with the modern instrument in1994 at the Milan’s Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi”. Few years later, in 1998, he has decided to take on the challange of baroque music, choosing for a strong personality as Lucy van Dael as a point of reference, at that time teacher at the “Sweelinck Conservatorium” in Amsterdam.
There he graduated “cum laude”, joining in the mean time the inspiring classes given by musicians such as Alfredo Bernardini, Bob van Asperen and Stanley Hoogland.
He started to collaborate with orchestras and ensembles such as Musica ad Rhenum, Zefiro, Cappella della Pietá dei Turchini, Al Ayre Espanol and Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra among the others. Certainly, the strongest experience he had until 2012 was with Accademia Bizantina. He became member of the orchestra as first of the second violins, also leading the group in some occasions.
Stefano Rossi is currently concertmaster of Les Ambassadeurs and Concerto d’Amsterdam, and he has constant collaborations with Il Pomo d’oro, B’rock and Holland Baroque, being invited also as leader. Thanks to this activity, he could meet musicians like Alexis Kossenko, Riccardo Minasi, Milos Valent, Ottavio Dantone, Sergio Azzolini, Stefano Montanari, Hidemi Suzuki and Jed Wentz among the others.
Many are the recordings made for labels such as Naive, Stradivarius, Decca, Ambroyse, Virgin Classic, Archive, Bongiovanni and the main European radios.
Recently he started to increase also the interest for workshops and master classes, which he has given in Lithuania, and together with Caecilia Consort in Norway and Germany.
The violin he plays is made by Hendrick Jacobs, in the 1694, and the bows are copies made by Antonino Airenti.