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Giovanni Guzzo, the young violinist from South-America, is rapidly becoming one of the leading performers of his generation. He was born in Venezuela, to parents of Italian and Venezuelan heritage. He began to study the piano at the age of five and had his first violin lesson at six. As a student of Emil Friedman and Luis Miguel González, he was twelve when he became the youngest person ever to win Venezuela’s Juan Bautista Plaza Violin Competition.

Giovanni Guzzo is a keen sonata recitalist and chamber musician, who has performed with the likes of Maxim Vengerov, Martha Argerich, Joshua Bell, Daniel Hope, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Gábor Takács-Nagy and numerous other world-renowned artists. His talent has been recognised through a number of first prizes at international competitions.

He has performed on various occasions for the British Royal Family and his concerts are regularly recorded for television and radio. He is a regular guest at several significant international music festivals. Giovanni Guzzo was leader of the Manchester Camerata and now  he is principal guest leader of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.