Clarissa Bevilacqua

CB_Clarissa is fifteen years old and has a true passion for music. She started playing the violin at age five, and debuted at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago in front of ten thousand people when she was 9 years old. She has given solo recitals in Chicago, Paris, Milan, Florence, Piacenza, Varese, Genoa, Terni and Cremona. Later this year, she will be performing in New York at Carnegie Hall. She was invited to perform as a soloist at the Chicago Mayoral Inauguration Ceremony, at the NATO Summit Chicago event and at the Italian Parliament in Rome.
Clarissa is the recipient of the ‘Breaking Ground Artist’ award by Picosa Chicago, the ‘Young Talent’ award by Sony Classical Talent Scout and the Guadagnini Scholarship by the Rotary Club. She has won prizes in several national and international competitions.
Clarissa is currently completing her Bachelor Degree in Violin Performance with Maria Luisa Ugoni at the Conservatorio Nicolini in Piacenza, Italy. She studies violin with Daniele Gay, and her previous teachers include Olga Kaler, Professor at DePaul University School of Music, and David Taylor, New Music School Violin Faculty and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Assistant.