Federico Agostini, renowned as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher, was born in Trieste, Italy. He has performed throughout the world as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and as leader of the acclaimed Italian ensemble I Musici, in important concert venues like the Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Seoul’s Lotte Concert Hall and many others.
Agostini has also appeared in various international music festivals in Europe, the United States and Japan. He has performed chamber music with many distinguished artists, including legendary violinists Jaime Laredo, Joseph Silverstein, violists Bruno Giuranna, cellists Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Sadao Harada and Antonio Meneses, as well as with members of the American, Emerson, Fine Arts, Tokyo and Guarneri quartets. Together with violinist Yosuke Kawasaki (currently concertmaster of National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa), James Creitz (former violist of the Academica Quartet) and Sadao Harada (former cellist and founder of the Tokyo String Quartet), Federico Agostini founded the D’Amici String Quartet.
Agostini’s Philips recordings with I Musici comprise Bach's and many Vivaldi’s violin concertos, including the Four Seasons, also filmed on location in Venice and available on DVD. Other recordings include Fauré’s Piano Quartets (Claves) and an Hommage à Nathan Milstein, a selection of favorite virtuoso violin pieces (Live Notes, Japan) partnered by pianist Yasuo Watanabe. In 2017 he recorded the three Brahms Sonatas for violin and piano, with pianist Derek Han, published by Centaur.
Mr. Agostini maintains a very busy schedule as a teacher. A Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY (USA) until 2019, he was earlier on faculty at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, (USA) and previously of the Conservatories of Venice and Trieste (Italy) and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen (Germany).
During the academic year 2016-17, Mr. Agostini was a Guest Professor at the Tokyo Geidai University of Arts and Music. In 2019 he has been appointed Visiting Professor at the Aichi Prefectural University of Arts in the city of Nagoya, Japan, where he currently resides.
His teaching activities include master classes at music universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, as well as in Japan, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Australia.