Acclaimed throughout the music world as not just a performer, but an "artiste", violinistRoberto Cani has continued to bring his art to the highest of levels, captivating anddelighting audiences in the United States and abroad, since his solo debut at the GaveauHall in Paris. 

Beginning his studies at the age of seven, Mr. Cani has been a first and grand prize winnerof numerous competitions, including the Paganini International Competition in Genoa, theCourcillon International Competition, and the Jeunesses Musicales InternationalCompetition in Belgrade, where he also captured a special award for the best performanceof a contemporary work. In addition, he has been the winner of the Minetti Prize andreceived honors at the Tchaikovsky Competition.

Throughout his successful career as soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster, he hasestablished himself as a versatile and respected artist worldwide.

Mr. Cani has performed throughout the United States as well as in Italy, Spain, Austria,Germany, Russia, Croatia, Belgium, Poland, Serbia, France, Taiwan, Japan and South Africa.He has appeared as soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic, the RAI Symphony (Italy), theBelgrade Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists, Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano, the American YouthSymphony, the Oregon Symphony, the Missouri Chamber Orchestra and Symphony of the Americas.

His performances have been televised nationally for PBS, RAI in Italy, RB in Yugoslavia,NHK in Japan, ZDF in Germany and in Taiwan. He has been featured on several occasions inradio broadcasts on both KMZT and KKGO in Los Angeles. Other notable appearancesinclude his widely acclaimed performance of the first concerti of Paganini and Szymanowskiin Italy and his premiere of a piece by Polish composer, Gorecki, for violin and piano.

Mr. Cani has performed as guest concertmaster for the La Scala Philharmonic in Milan underthe baton of Riccardo Muti. He was also invited by Vladimir Jurowski to be a guestconcertmaster for the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Cani has been appointed Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra in May2011. As concertmaster of Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Mr. Cani is closely working withPlacido Domingo and James Conlon among others.

Actively involved in chamber music, Mr. Cani has had the pleasure of touring with conductorand pianist Justus Frantz. He has also performed alongside Lynn Harrell, Jeffrey Swann,Jason Vieaux. Presently, he is the first violinist of the New Hollywood String Quartet andhas an active presence in many west coast chamber music series. He has also participatedin Chamber Music Festivals in Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, and the Canary Islands.

Mr. Cani has given master classes at many California Universities, among them those at theUniversity of Southern California (USC), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),sas well as playing and teaching at Summer Music Festivals in Positano, Italy and Hvar,Croatia, Music Festival in Prague.

Mr. Cani has recorded the Vivaldi "Four Seasons", sonatas by Respighi and Busoni withpianist Jeffrey Swann, and the solo sonatas of Bartok, Ysaye, Bloch, and Prokofiev underthe Arkadia and Agora labels. His other recordings include the Tchaikovsky violin concerto,and a CD of favorite encores.

Mr. Cani is a graduate of the Milan Conservatory, the Gnessin Institute in Moscow, and theUniversity of Southern California. He has studied with world-renowned violinists Viktor Tretiakov and Abrahm Shtern.