Tourte bow ex Iona-Brown

October 2021

Irene will play now on the François Xavier Tourte bow, ex-Iona Brown, generously supported by a private mecenat.

Schumann, Borodin and Dvorak with Angela Hewitt at Trasimeno Music Festival 2021

July 2021

Irene will perform the Three Romances by Clara Schumann op.22 with Angela Hewitt at the Basilica di San Pietro, Perugia, and they will be joined by MaryEllen Woodside, Jürg Dähler, Enrico Bronzi and Rafael Rosenfeld to perform the Borodin String Quintet and the Dvorak Piano Quartet.


Beethoven, Schnyder and Mozart at Festival Paganiniano 2021

July 2021

Irene will perform a recital in trio with Jürg Dähler and Enrico Bronzi for the Festival Paganiniano di Carro, featuring the Beethoven String Trio in C minor op.9 n.3, Daniel Schnyder String Trio and Mozart Divertimento KV563

Lucignano Music Festival: 1st edition!

May 2021

Irene has been appointed Artistic Director of Cultural Association "Quinta Stagione" and launches the first edition of the Lucignano Music Festival, Tuscany 23- 25 July 2021! Festival Artists for this first edition: Irene Abrigo, Jürg Dähler, Enrico Bronzi, Rafael Rosenfeld, MaryEllen Woodside, Hyperion Ensemble

POURQUOIPAS x Corinne Chapelle

February 2021

Irene's no profit POURQUOIPAS launched an International crowdfunding supporting the violinist Corinne Chapelle, in urgent need of medical treatments. Please donate now!

More info here.

Ospite di Andrea Favaretto per la rubrica #UnconventionalPeople 

27th December 2020 - 9h30

Domenica alle 9h30 Irene sarà in diretta con il life coach Andrea Favaretto sul suo gruppo ‘Successo Senza Sforzo’.

More info here.


December 2020

Four years after the first collaboration, Irene's no profit POURQUOIPAS launched a new crowdfunding in support of Indian kids and families, hardly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. A Christmas concert involving professional musicians and young students is organized in Lausanne!

More info here.

Back to the Carnegie Hall in November 2019

July 2019

After her debut in 2016, Irene will perform again at the Carnegie Hall in NY during the season 19-20 with the Chamber Orchestra of New York and music director Salvatore Di Vittorio.

More info here.

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Member of the SMPV

June 2019

Irene is member of the Schweizerischer Musikpädagogischer Verband SMPV 

Visit her page here.


Dedication and world première on a Stradivarius in Brunegg

June 8, 2019

"Two fragments of an Ancient Legend" for solo violin, written by Antonmario Semolini and dedicated to Irene, will be premiered by her at the Pfingstfestival Schloss Brunegg on a violin by Antonio Stradivari.


Review by Enzo Restagno on Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

December 2019

"A rare perfection in phrasing, a dialogue that goes beyond words, an excellent intonation (...) gave me a moment of unforgettable joy".

Read the full review (in Italian) here.


Mozart Sinfonia Concertante at the Turin Cathedral for Christmas

December 22, 2018

Irene plays the W.A.Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with violist Jürg Dähler at the Cathedral of Turin, with i Vituosi dell'Academia di San Giovanni directed by M ° Antonmario Semolini


World premiere and CD recording with Swiss Chamber Soloists

October 2018

Irene creates "De Umbris" for flute and string trio of the Swiss composer X.Dayer with Felix Renggli, Jürg Dähler and Daniel Haefliger in Geneva, Zurich, Basel and Lugano, and they record it on the Geneva Radio. The CD, dedicated to the works of Dayer, will be released at the end of 2019 for CLAVES.


A Guadagnini for Irene!

June 2018

Irene received a magnificent violin from G.B.Guadagnini, made in Milan in 1758, at her disposal from a generous investor.


Recital at the Festival Paganiniano

July 30, 2017

Due to health problems of pianist Ulrich Koella, Irene will perform her recital at the Festival Paganiniano in Carro with pianist Diego Mingolla. Music by Mozart, Brahms, Paganini and Beethoven.


Reportage RTS -  Irene Abrigo - "Nomade" - Radio Télévision Suisse

Episode of July 3, 2017 

Yves Bron proposes a meeting in Pully with the violinist Irene Abrigo, a big fan of Nicolo Pagagnini. She immersed herself in the biography of the Italian violinist and designed a mystery course, a collective inquiry game that was proposed ten days ago at the Pully Sound Sound Festival.


Début in Czech Republic - soloist with orchestra

July 2016

Irene Abrigo performs as a soloist with the West Czech Symphony Orchestra at Casinò Bellevue Marienbad, Marianske Lazne. On the program, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5


Début au Carnegie Hall - soloist with orchestra + NY première

February 11, 2016

The violinist Irene Abrigo, based in Lausanne, performs as New York premiere Dirk Brossé's "Black, White and in Between" Violin Concerto at Carnegie Hall, with the Chamber Orchestra of New York under the direction of Salvatore Di Vittorio.


Support for the CIAOKIDS Foundation with POURQUOIPAS

30-31 January 2016

Irene and her partner Madeleine Murray-Robertson fly to India to support the work of the CIAOKIDS Foundation with their music.



Debut in Brazil with a South-American premiere - soloist with orchestra

16 January 2016

Irene debuts as a soloist at the Festival de Musica Nas Montana in Poco de Caldas, Brazil, with the Festival orchestra conducted by M ° Jean Reis. They interpret the first violin concerto by Ottorino Respighi (rev. S. Di Vittorio) as a South American première execution.


Irene wins the 2015 Respighi Award!

9 July 2015

Irene wins the Respighi Award 2015!

She will be invited to perform as a soloist with the New York Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall during the 2015-16 season.


Interview RTS - Irene Abrigo - "Magma"  - Radio Télévision Suisse

Episode of 29 April 2015

The first concert of the musical Saison de Caux is a carte blanche to Irene Abrigo (...) The Italian violinist compares Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons with the Cuatro Estaciones by Astor Piazzolla. Irene plays live on "Magma" and answers Yves Bron's questions.


Finalist at the Violin Competition  "Città di Vittorio Veneto"!

October 2014

She will perform the Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor by F. Mendelssohn with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto under the direction of Maestro Massimo Donatello.

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