Costanza Zappala


Costanza Zappalà (2004) is a violinist hailing from Rome, Italy. She began studying the violin at the age of 7 at the Gioachino Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro, where she attended the pre-college program and earned her first-level academic diploma (bachelor's degree) in 2022 under the guidance of Maestro Giovanni Angeleri and Roberto Noferini, ten days after graduating from high school. In 2019, a meeting with I-Hao Lee (Juilliard School, DePaul University) led to Costanza beginning studies with his student, Diana Kim. Simultaneously, Costanza also began studying with Maestro Stefano Pagliani, attending a two-year program at the Bruno Maderna Conservatory in Cesena, then at the Giuseppe Martucci Conservatory in Salerno, where she will graduate with a master's degree in October 2024. 

Costanza holds vast performance experience in a wide variety of settings. At the age of 11, she joined the Gioachino Orchestra as a section member, and has performed at the Italian Quirinal Palace as a representative of the Marche Region. Costanza has also featured in concerts with the New Hong Kong Philharmonia, the Goldoni Theater Orchestra, the Maderna Orchestra, the Orchestra Senza Spine, the F. Fenaroli Symphony Orchestra, the Scuola Italiana d'Archi Orchestra, the Filarmonica Campana Orchestra, and I cameristi di Montefeltro. She has performed operatic, symphonic, chamber and baroque repertoire. Notable conductors she has worked with include Milan Turkovic, Marco Zuccarini, Marco Boni, Beatrice Venezi, and Alessandro Bonato. Costanza has performed in masterclasses for Ilya Grubert, Stefan Milenkovich, Roman Simovic, Gordan Nikolic, Florin Paul, Enrico Onofri, Andres Catalayud, Pablo Ziegler. Outside of music, Costanza loves reading and writing, and she is attending a bachelor's degree in politics and international relations at LUISS University in Rome.