Aldo Ferraresi (May 14, 1902 - June 29, 1978) was a celebrated Italian violinist.
Ferraresi was born Ferrara, the son of Augusto Ferraresi, an artillery marshal and mandolin player, and Marcella Jesi. At the age of five he began his studies at the Frescobaldi Institute of Music in Ferrara with Federico Barera and Umberto Supino. When he was 12, he was admitted to the Parma Conservatory. His teacher there, Mario Corti, also accompanied him to Rome where he received a degree in violin from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia three years later. Upon suggestions from Jan Kubelik, he went to Eugène Ysaÿe, who considered him one of his best pupils.
He went on to perform in concert halls throughout Europe and the United States including La Scala in Milan, the Royal Festival Hall in London. In addition to his solo concert work, he was also first violin in the Quartet of San Remo and the Symphonic Orchestra of San Remo, as well as the concert master at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples.
Aldo Ferraresi died in San Remo on June 29, 1978. In May 2002, the 100th anniversary of his birth was marked by an exhibition and seminars in Ferrara and concerts in his honour in Ferrara at the Teatro Comunale.
Aldo Ferraresi - The Great Italian Radio Recordings, CD box by RAI Trade, 2006, with Elgar, Mozart, Kachaturian, Walton, Paganini, Guarino, Shostakovich, and Ysaye violin concertos.
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Ferraresi was a celebrated Jewish Italian violinist.