Corrado Stocchi was born in Rome in 1964, he brilliantly graduated from the Conservatory of S. Cecilia and subsequently specialized with A.Salvatore, G.Franzetti and G.Guglielmo. He has to his credit a long series of concerts as principal violin to chamber and symphonic orchestras, held in various Italian cities including Rome (Accademia Filarmonica, University Institution), Naples (Villa Pignatelli, Palazzo Reale), Florence, Bologna, Turin, Venice (church of Vivaldi), Perugia, L’Aquila (inst. B. Barattelli), Matera, Lecce, and in various foreign countries including the United States, Austria (Mozarteum Salzburg), France, Spain, Belgium, Great Britain (Cadogan hall of London), Greece, Switzerland, Russia (Glazunov S.Petersburg hall), Tunisia, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro municipal theater). Awarded at the competitions “F. Schubert” 1990, “City of Genoa” 1991 and “City of Alassio” 1993. He has recorded for Rai and Vatican Radio (“La troota” quintet by F. Schubert), made CDs of contemporary music with harpsichord and another live as a soloist with the ensemble “Metamorfosi”, at the Verdi theater in Terni the “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi and Piazzolla. He has collaborated as a principal violin with the Marche philharmonic orchestra, the RAI rhythm-symphony, the Rome symphony, the Nova Amadeus and the Newoperafestival in Rome. Since 2007 he collaborates with the Tusciaoperafestival of Viterbo, where he holds the role principal violin, orchestra trainer and first violin of the baroque chamber “C. Monteverdi” (born within the parallel “baroque festival”) and was, in the context of aforementioned festival, one of the teachers of the advanced training course for young instrumentalists called “Orchestra rehearsals”: with this team he recently made a tour in California for the first edition of the “Italian American operafestival”. Finally he is the first solo violin and one of the founders of the newly formed Civitavecchia Philharmonic (Rome). His activity in the field of Baroque music is also intense: he has been collaborating for years with the “Romabarocca ensemble”, a group with original instruments coordinated by the musicologist L.Tozzi devoted mainly to the rediscovery of the ancient Italian and more specifically Roman repertoire; with this ensemble he has toured in Italy and abroad.