“Beatrice draws out really gorgeous sounds from her violin - particularly in the mezzo-soprano register. She has a very attractive and convincing physical rapport with her instrument - supported by a solid and well-oiled technique” (Sir John Eliot Gardiner)
Beatrice Scaldini is a violinist who specialises in historical performance, exploring a wide range of repertoire spanning from the early Baroque to the late Romantic eras.
She has performed and recorded worldwide with many renowned ensembles in this field, and is a member of Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, as well as Fabio Biondi’s award-winning Europa Galante.
Increasingly in demand as a guest leader and soloist, she has performed as concertmaster with Europa Galante at the Bucarest, Warsaw, St. Florian and Valtice Festivals, as well as Concerto Italiano (R. Alessandrini) at La Scala Theatre, Milan. She features as a concertino soloist in the latest recording of Vivaldi’s “La Stravaganza” with Modo Antiquo (F.M. Sardelli). Other recent collaborations include Accademia Bizantina (Ottavio Dantone), Les Musiciens du Prince (G. Capuano), English Concert (H. Bicket), Solomon’s Knot (J. Sells), the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Hanover Band (as principal second violin), among others.
Beatrice's concert tours have brought her to the most prestigious venues worldwide, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall (New York), Disney Hall (Los Angeles), NCPA (Beijing), Royal Albert Hall, Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Barbican, Wigmore Hall (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Philharmonie (Berlin), Philharmonie, Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau (Paris), Musikverein, Konzerthaus, Theater an der Wien (Vienna), to name a few.
2023 highlights include tours with Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Europe and the US featuring Mozart, Haydn, Handel and Bach's B Minor Mass, as well as opera productions of Monteverdi's 'Ulisse' and Moniuszko's 'Paria' with Europa Galante.
Beatrice was educated at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Lydia Mordkovich, Mateja Marinkovic and Walter Reiter. Further guidance from Enrico Onofri and Amandine Beyer has been influential in her search for a style which integrates various European traditions.