The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Violetta Suvini

Italian-Irish violinist Violetta Suvini graduated from a Masters in Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2023 with Distinction and a Concert Recital Diploma. She held the Yfrah Neaman Memorial Scholarship and studied with Stephanie Gonley.
Prior to this, Violetta studied French and Italian literature at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, graduating in 2021 with First Class Honours and the Marjorie Countess of Warwick Prize, the Mrs Claude Beddington Prize and the Junior Paget Toynbee Prize for highest marks.
An avid chamber musician, Violetta’s piano trio, Trio Casella, won the 2024 Piano Trio Society Intercollegiate Competition, the 2023 Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Competition, and the 2023 St James’s Chamber Music Competition in London. They have broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and performed at venues such as St Johns Smith Square and City Music Foundation.
Violetta is a member of Komuna Collective, a group of DJs, visual artists and string quartet supported by Arts Council England and TORCH Oxford. Violetta lead contemporary music ensemble ‘UBU’ for BBC Radio 3’s Frank Zappa ‘Total Immersion’ broadcast, whose performance The Guardian called ‘the highlight of the day’.
Violetta has benefitted from masterclasses with world-renowned musicians such as Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Ralf Gothoni, Ensemble Intercontemporain and The Takács Quartet.
She is extremely grateful to the Harrison Frank Family Foundation for the loan of an Italian Lavazza violin.