Federica Severini, born in 1996, graduated in violin from the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory in Naples with top marks and honours. She pursued master classes with maestro Salvatore Accardo at the Accademia W. Stauffer in Cremona and earned a higher diploma both in violin and chamber music at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. She then went on to study at the Swiss Italian Conservatory in Lugano under the guidance of maestro Klaidi Sahatci. She has taken master classes with maestros F. Manara and Carlo Maria Parazzoli. She won first prize in the “American Protègè – International Concerto Competition” in New York, playing in the Weill Hall of the Carnegie Hall and she also won top prize in the "Dinu Lipatti" international competition in Rome. She is a member of the Academy Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, sometimes playing lead violin. She has played with the Italian Chamber Orchestra at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro Verdi in Salerno, with the Solisti Aquilani and the Camerata Ducale. She has played with conductors of the calibre of R. Muti, Z. Mehta, T. Gushlbauer, D. Coleman, J.Valçuha, P. Steinberg, I. Fisher, P. Rundel and P. Sorokin. She currently plays with the Divertimento Ensemble in Milan with which she appeared at the Huddersfield International Contemporary Music Festival. She plays a 1912 Romeo Antoniazzi violin.