The violinist Carlo Dumont is the artistic and administrative coordinator of the programme MUS-E® in Naples, Italy.
His musical education began in Naples, and continued in Rome, where he got his Violin Diploma with Aldo Redditi. He has continued studying in depth the main solo repertoire under the guidance of Franco Gulli. Furthermore he has specialized with Norbert Brainin (1st violin of the Amadeus Quartet) attending the “Special Three-Year Violin Course” at the School of Music of Fiesole. He has worked there with Giulio Franzetti (concertmaster at the Scala in Milan), attending the Special Course for Concertmaster in the Orchestra, studying in depth the related specific repertoire.
Along with his teaching activity, he performs solo violin recitals and in addition he plays in various chamber music ensembles, with which he has participated to many international tournees and festivals, both in Italy and in Europe, has played in the main Capital Cities and has collaborated with soloists such as: Bruno Giuranna, Antony Pay, Ursula Hollinger, Peter-Lukas Graf, Alessandro Carbonare, Jean-Francois Tollier, Luca Signorini, Bruno Mezzena, Luigi Piovano, Luis Bacalov, Francesco Manara and the Scala Quartet. He has been invited to play as concertmaster or as soloist by a large number of Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras, recording for the Italian Radio and Television.
In 1987, he met the Gabrieli String Quartet of London in Sermoneta during the “Courses of Instrumental Specialization and Musical Interpretation”. Thanks to their encouragement, he has concentrated on the string quartet and in such ensemble has played for the main associations, interpreter of the most meaningful quartet repertoire, from Bach to Berio. In 1995, after having listened to his performance, the Alban Berg Quartet invited him to study with them at the Musikhochschule of Lübeck (Germany). In 1997, the Amadeus Scholarship Fund awarded him a scholarship that allowed him to study with the Amadeus Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
He plays a 1848 Raffaele e Antonio Gagliano violin.
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