Giovanna Sevi was born in 1999 in Foggia, Southern Italy.
In July 2020 she got the Master degree of Violin at the “U. Giordano” Music Conservatory with full grades and honours, after having spent one year in Erasmus at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Gent in Belgium, as a pupil of Alessandro Moccia. In September 2022 she moved in Aix-en-Provence as a pupil of Olivier Charlier at the Institut d’Enseignement Superieur de Musique.
At sixteen years old Giovanna debuts as soloist playing Bruch Violin Concerto op.26. Afterwards, she also plays Mendelssohn Violin Concerto op.64 for the International Festival of Jewish Art, Culture and Literature in 2017, Mozart Serenade K239 for the concert season 2023/24 of the Auditorium des Arlucs in Cannes and Wieniawsky’s “Fantasie Brillante sur les themes du Faust” op.20.
Still as soloist she performs at the “Festival de Pâques” in Aix, the “Festival des Écrivains du Sud” and the Festival Messiaen au Pays de la Meije, playing respectively Vivaldi “Spring” Concerto, the “Nocturne” (1994) for Solo Violin by Kaija Saariaho and “En mille éclats” by Edith Canat de Chizy.
Particularly devoted to chamber music, in July 2022 Giovanna gets the “Diploma of Specialized Course in Chamber Music” at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and few months later the Master in Chamber Music with full marks. As violinist of the Trio Manfredi (violin, clarinet and piano), Giovanna recorded and published under Da Vinci Classics Publishing the CD “Musique au bord de la rivière” with music for this trio by Stravinsky, Milhaud, Khachaturian and Menotti.
Since 2020 to 2022 she has been member of the Orchestra of Teatro Olimpico in Vicence. She successfully passed the auditions for the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Mantova Chamber Orchestra.
Very interested in contemporary music, Giovanna worked with composers as Eric Tanguy, Michel Petrossian, Malika Kishino, Etienne Kippelen e Dieter Mack. In 2023 she has been chosen to participate in the Academies of the Ensemble L’Itinéraire in Briançon, the Ensemble Studio Musikfabrik in Köln and the Ensemble Musiques Présentes in Aix-en-Provence. She also played in the Contemporary Music Season of the Salle Musicatreize in Marseille, directed by Roland Hayrabedian, and in the Festival “Zett Emm_20_23 Jugendfestival für Zeitgenössische Musik” in Köln, organised by the Rheinische Musikschule.
In September 2023 she participates in the European concert tour of the Peace Orchestra Project with the soloists Martha Argerich, Francesco Piemontesi and Marc-André Hamelin. In December 2023 she has been chosen to join the Deutsches Orchester Berlin as Leader of the second violins for a series of concerts in China.
Giovanna also played with the Orchestre Nationale d’Avignon, the Peace Orchestra Project, the Ensemble NED of Verona, the Orchestre Nationale de Cannes and the ensemble Les Archets du Roy René, with important soloists and conductors like Arie van Beek, Alexander Lonquich, Barnabas Kelemen, Ricardo Castro, Mathieu Romano, Bernard Cazauran. Thanks to her chamber music and orchestra experiences she had the possibility to play in prestigious halls as the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, the Philarmonie de Paris, the Golden Hall of Beijing, the Qiantan Performing Arts Center of Shanghai, the Teatro Galli in Rimini, the Auditorium Manzoni in Bologna, the Palazzo Te in Mantova, the Opéra du Grand Avignon, the Auditorium de la Cité des Arts in Montepellier, the Théâtre Claude Debussy du Palais du Festival in Cannes, the Palazzo Chiericati in Vicenza, the Reale Accademia di Spagna in Roma, the Association Le Cercle Musical in Cannes, the Saline Royale Academy of Arc-et-Senans, the Academie voor Nederlandse in Gent, the Teatro Sociale in Biella, the Teatro Cristallo in Bolzano and the Camerata Salentina in Lecce.
Giovanna plays on a “Gand et Bernardel” Violin made in 1876, kindly loaned by the Foundation Talents & Violoncelles of Paris.