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Daria Nechaeva

Daria was born in Surgut, Siberia, where she started studying violin at the age of 5 with E. Melmont.

Daria established herself as a soloist from the age of 7 performing with the Surgut Symphony Orchestra. Graduated at the Special Music School of St. Petersburg, with A. Kazarina, then she continued her studies at the Russian Academy “A.S.Znamenskiy” with A.Reva, and at the Conservatory of Florence. Daria also had the opportunity to study with Anatoly Melnikov, Irina Bochkova, R. Zamuruev, Liana Isakadze, Dejan Bogdanovich, Alexander Trostyanskiy, Bruno Canino, Igor Volochine, Pavel Vernikov, Sergey Girshenko.

She improved her musical abilities following the tradition of a school of undisputed value that is not limited to a more or less defined and/or valid “Russian” violin school, but to a universal school of violin technique. Since 1997 she has been a member of the “New Names” foundation.

She won many international competitions, including the “Regional Russian Competition of Violin” in 1997, “Hope” competition of Krasnoyarsk (1998), the “Interregional Competition of Khanty-Mansijsk”, first prize at the “International Art Competition and Modern Education” in Moscow (2007) “Anemos Competition” in Rome (2008), the “Grand Prix” at competition of Tyumen, Russia (2011) - “Riviera Versilia” international competition in Viareggio and the “Leonardo da Vinci Prize”, Italy (2014), “Humanitarian Society” in Milan (2014), “Premio Crescendo” Italy, the “Special Prize Carlotta Nobile” for violinists and the “Rotary Symphony” competition in Rome (2016).

Her performances as soloist includes concerts in Russia and in Europe, in Greece, Austria, Germany, Italy, Florence, Finland, Spain, and UAE, in Abu Dhabi, Fujairah. She regularly plays as soloist, collaborating with numerous ensembles such as Cherubini Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Toscana Classica, Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, the NSO Symphony in Abu Dhabi, Russian Symphony Orchestra in Surgut, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Festival dei Due Mondi. Her interest for the chamber music allowed to collaborate with many musicians and artists as Giovanni Gnocchi, Ilana Vered, Johnatan Ferrucci, Irina Akhrin, Margarita Bakurina.

Daria is part of the prestigious “Music Fest Perugia”, where she teaches to young talented violinists from all around the world. She regularly holds masterclasses and lessons in many academies in Europe and other countries. Daria plays a violin by Dario Vettori, violin maker in Florence.

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