Associate Concertmaster of the SPCO, Ruggero Allifranchini was born into a musical household in Milan, Italy, and was raised on a diverse musical diet ranging from Beethoven to John Coltrane. As a chamber musician of diverse repertoire and styles, he is a member of Accordo, a founding member of the Borromeo Quartet and Nobilis piano trio with whom he toured around the world. He has been a guest artist of the Chamber Music Societies of Boston and Lincoln Center, as well as chamber music festivals in Seattle, Vancouver and El Paso. He is the Concertmaster of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in New York. Allifranchini graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Szymon Goldberg. He performs on a Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin made in 2012 in Brooklyn. His favorite activity/hobby/love besides music is cooking.
Allifranchini says that classical music is important to him because “since a very young age it has been the best way for me to express and communicate the deepest emotions and ideas I felt inside. Having over 400 years of music at our disposal, I’ve always found it hard to label it as ‘classical’ music.”