Gennaro Cardaropoli participated in the prestigious Review for Strings Competition of Vittorio Veneto (Treviso), where he won a scholarship, also performing in the final concert at the Theatre "Da Ponte" in the same city. He was awarded the first ever 100/100 in the solo category "Violin and Orchestra" at the 2nd International Competition "EurOrchestra New Talents" and many other national and international competitions. He graduated with a score of 10/10 more honors and special mention at the age of 15.
Gennaro’s Performed for the Pope
He made his debut as a soloist at the age of 10 with the G. Martucci Orchestra, performing the Concerto in A Minor by Vivaldi in Rome at the Church of the Artists and at the Pontifical Basilica in the Vatican City in the presence of Papa Benedetto XVI.
Performances on Four Continents
He has given concerts in four different continents: Europe, Russia, Africa (Tunisia), and the USA (Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Washington).
As a soloist
Gennaro performed with I Musici di Parma (Mozart A major Concerto), “Juvenilia Corda” Orchestra (Tartini – Sonata “Trillo del Diavolo”), Vivaldi – The Seasons - Spring and Summer), Orchestra Mediterranea ICOM di Monopoli ( Wieniawski D minor Violin Concerto).
As 1st Violinist with:
Mannheimer Philharmoniker (current orchestra), “Progetto Orchestra” (Vicenza, Leon Spierer’s Project), Auditorium “Parco della Musica” (Rome, January 2012), Suzzara Auditorium (Mantova, December 2011), Young orchestra of “Teatro dell’Opera di Roma”, advanced orchestra of “Accademia di Santa Cecilia” and “Archi di Roma” (Acireale – Catania, Rome).
Gennaro has participated in Masterclasses with the following teachers: Salvatore Accardo, Zakhar Bron, Leonidas Kavakos, Pavel Vernikov, Alexander Markov, Dejan Bogdanovic, Vadim Brodsky, Sergej Krylov, Victor Tretyakov, Pavel Berman and Shlomo Mintz.
He won many national competitions in Italy, including the prestigious “Premio Abbado” and the "Premio Nazionale delle Arti", organized by the Ministry of University and Scientific Research of Italy as the best violinist of Italian conservatories.He participated in International competitions and won in France, Slovenia, Malta, Stockholm, Belgium, New York, where he also played at the Carnegie Hall (April 5th 2015).
He composed also "24 Caprices" for solo violin, “Sogno” and “Sonata n. 1” for violin and piano, “Trio n. 1” for violin, cello and piano.. He is playing with his younger sister Raffella (cellist) in the "Duo Ausonia", in the "Campania String Quartet" and in the "Italian Soloist Quintet".
Gennaro currently plays in Germany in the Mannheimer Philharmoniker. Starting in September 2015 he will start to study with Pavel Berman at the Lugano Conservatory Switzerland.