Federico Pivato was born in 1983 into a family of musicians. His father, a professor at the Conservatory “Benedetto Marcello” of Venice and his mother pianists guide him towards piano studies. At age 11, he finally devoted to the violin and brilliantly finished his studies with honors in 2003.
He distinguished by winning several national competitions including “Vittorio Veneto”, “Stresa” Astor Piazzolla and “Visconti” in Rome for which he also recorded a CD, interpreting “Moses Variations on” Paganini.
In 2004, he won a scholarship from the New York Juilliard School, and studied during a master class in Korea with Masters Hyo Kang and Joel Smirnoff. He then obtained a scholarship and he was admitted in the class of Sergiu Schwartz at Lynn University in Boca Raton (Florida) where he obtained an “Artist Diploma”. His meeting with Sergiu Schwartz allowed him to perfect the chamber music repertoire and solo repertoire.
He studied with Nina Beilina, Kolya Blacher, Salvatore Accardo, Eugene Sarbu, Zakhar Bron, Stefan Gheorghiu, John William, and Stephen Pagliani Salvatore Greco.
In February 2008, he was invited at the “Avery Fisher Hall” in New York Lincoln Center to play the Sibelius Concerto.
He was appointed concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra invited in Rome for the 2009 – 2010 season and the same year recorded with the orchestra, for Naxos and Sony, the complete Brandenburg concertos and suites by J.S. Bach at the Auditorium ” Conciliazione “in Rome after being chosen by Maestro Lior Shambadal, conductor of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
During his career Pivato Federico played in prestigious venues including the Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center in New York), the Vienna Musikverein and the Mozarteum and he has collaborated with internationally renowned conductors including Giancarlo Andretta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Myron Michailidis, Gustav Kuhn, Lior Shambadal, Francesco La Vecchia Dobrzelewski J., H.Klopfenstein, Matteo Pagliari, Xu Zhong, Fernando Malheiro Tan Dun and Hans Michael Beuerle.
Federico Pivato worked with the Chamber Orchestra of Padua and Veneto as guest artist for the 2010-2011 season.
In 2010, he recorded the concerto for two solo violins by J.S. Bach for Kicco label and the same year he was invited to play for Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini.
In 2012, he was invited as co-soloist at the International Festival “Les Journées Internationales de la Guitare” in Sion where he recorded a CD and DVD in Ikana (Denmark), GV Records (Switzerland) and Kadima Collective (Israel).
In 2013 Federico Pivato was invited to play in the concert organized for the Memorial Day of the Milan Jewish community and the city of Gallarate and in 2014 he performed as a soloist in the Mendelssohn Concerto in Italy and Bulgaria.
Federico Pivato is assistant professor of Maestro Sergiu Schwartz at Lausanne High music School.