Arturo Delmoni, Violin

Arturo Delmoni is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. His remarkably distinct playing embodies the romantic warmth that is the special province of the great virtuosi of the golden age of violin playing. Yo-Yo Ma describes Delmoni as “an enormously gifted musician and an impeccable violinist. His playing style is unique, and his gorgeous sound is reminiscent of that of great violinists from a bygone era.” Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, says “Delmoni’s playing always goes right to the heart and his charisma is irresistible.” Delmoni’s stylish, elegant interpretations of classical masterpieces have earned him critical acclaim in the United States and abroad.

During the 2002-2003 concert season, Delmoni celebrated the 40th anniversary of his Carnegie Hall debut (age 14) where he played the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Little Orchestra Society under Thomas Scherman. He has appeared as soloist with the St. Louis, Dallas, Spokane, Jupiter, El Paso, Glendale, and Tucson Symphonies; the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston; the California Chamber Society; the New York City Ballet Orchestra; the Rhode Island, Brooklyn, Boston, Omaha, and Kansas City Philharmonics; and the Boston Pops. He has appeared as a recitalist throughout the United States and in Europe, the Middle East, Japan, and Hong Kong. As a chamber musician, Delmoni has performed with illustrious colleagues such as Pinchas Zukerman, Elmar Oliveira, Emanuel Ax, Nathaniel Rose, Jon Kimura Parker, Jeffrey Kahane, and Dudley Moore. He regularly appears at chamber music festivals during the summer throughout the country.

Arturo Delmoni served on the jury of the first and fifth International Henryk Szeryng Competitions in Toluca, Mexico, and has played numerous concerts all over Mexico. Songs My Mother Taught Me, Delmoni’s recording of romantic miniatures, received extraordinary reviews from prominent critics. Audiophiles and audio critics generally regard his recording of unaccompanied violin music of Ysa├┐e, Kreisler, and Bach as a reference for the sound of a solo violin. Delmoni’s duo recital recording with cellist Nathaniel Rosen, entitled Music for a Glass Bead Game, was nominated for a 1998 AFIM Indie Award, received a Golden Ear award, and was on Fanfare’s “Best of 1998” list.

Arturo Delmoni plays a J.B. Guadagnini, 1780.