Markus Placci (violin) has been heard throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Asia in venues such as the Great Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, the Kursaal in Baden-Baden, the Teatro Monumental in Madrid, the Auditori in Barcelona, the Teatro Comunale and Mozart Hall in Bologna, the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton. Since his solo debut at age 13 with the Bologna Symphony, Placci has been soloist with symphony orchestras including Barcelona Symphony, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, the Baden-Baden Philarmonie, Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra Milan, Teatro San Carlo of Napoli Symphony, the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic, and the Annapolis Symphony, among others. He has been broadcast live on BBC Radio, Bartok Radio Hungary, RaiRadio, RTV Espana, and is the winner of the “Brahms Preis” in Germany, the “Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize” at Tanglewood, and of the prestigious “XXVI Vittorio Veneto Competition” in Italy. In 2005 Placci premiered the Violin Concerto by Spanish composer J. Cervelló in Madrid, and in 2008 he was appointed to the faculty at The Boston Conservatory. He plays on an 1871 J.B. Vuillaume violin, copy of the “Alard” Stradivari.