Born in Genova, Giulio Plotino started playing the violin with Joseph Levin. He graduated from the conservatories of Genova and Utrecht. He pursued his training under the guidance of Philipp Hirschhorn, Salvatore Accardo, Boris Belkin, Giuliano Carmignola, Thomas Zeethmair and the Quartetto Italiano, Amadeus Quartet and Alban Berg Quartet.
In 1999 he won First Prize at the biennial national violin competition “Premio Città di Vittorio Veneto”.
During his career he has worked with some of the greatest composers of our time including Luciano Berio, Fabio Vacchi, Salvatore Sciarrino and Sylvano Bussotti. At age 19 he recorded Berio’s Sequenza VIII for Dynamic Records, which was enthusiastically received by the international musical press.
Currently Concertmaster of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth, he was previously the Concertmaster of the Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia. He has been guest leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Teatro alla Scala in Milano and Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, playing under the baton of conductors such as Kurt Masur, Lorin Mazel, Sir Colin Davis, Daniel Harding, Myung Wun Chung, John Eliot Gardiner, Neville Marriner, George Pretre, Daniele Gatti, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Jurowsky, Dimitri Kitajenko and many others.
In 2011 he began performing baroque music with the Venice Baroque Orchestra with which he embarked on an extensive international tour as a soloist.
With them, under the baton of Andrea Marcon, he debuted in New York at Lehman Center in front of an enthusiastic audience, receiving highly positive reviews.
He also performed at Citè de la Musique and Museè d’Orsay in Paris, Stiryarte Festspiele in Graz, Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia and Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Unione Musicale di Torino, Istituzione Concertistica di Roma, Società del Quartetto di Vicenza and in Padova, Firenze, Palermo and Perugia.
Passionate about teaching, Giulio Plotino has been Professor of violin studies at the Firenze, Mantova and Messina Conservatories in Italy and is currently Violin Professor at UWA – University of Western Australia and visiting Violin Professor at WAAPA – Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in Perth.
Giulio Plotino plays an instrument made in Cremona in 2004 by Alessandro Tossani