Davide Monti is a violinist who combines his infectious energy with an exceptional talent of being a completely natural performer. A much sought after director, soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician his playing has been described as “phenomenal”, with “incredible freshness”, where “all appears extraordinarily spontaneous and organic”. His prize-winning recordings include his version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons which has been reviewed as “definitely one of the best versions of the decade”.
With degrees from the Conservatory of Parma and Verona, Davide has been leader/soloist with the European Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), Il Tempio Armonico, Accademia Arcadia Australia, and Ensemble Elyma, and performs regularly as Arparla with harpist Maria Cleary.
Davide focuses on the art of improvising, where the experience of extemporaneous communication parallels other art-forms such as jazz, theatre, dance and fencing. He considers the score to be a canvas, in which each performance is different and vital.
Davide has taught improvisation within historical informed practices. in Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia.