OVIDIO DE FERRARI
His father, son of an Italian emigrant, was a music artisan. His mother was a respectable piano-teacher. She witnessed Ovidio’s beginnings as a natural player, improvising melodies at an early age to later becoming a music composer. Ovidio was born in Iquique in Chile, Latin America. - Ovidio, second son of three brothers, started improvising music before he was able to play properly at the age of 5. As he says, “the natural way of approaching the instrument and growing among musicians helped me to develop the talent of making music from the very beginning” (almost all his parents and relatives played the piano).
“I thought the whole world played the piano…” says Ovidio.
He started giving concerts at the age of 10 as a singer and piano-accompanier of The Choir of the University of Chile, in 1965 in Arica, Chile.- At the age of 15 he got his high school diploma and came first out of 390 hopefuls. He also gained a scholarship to study music and composition in the Conservatory of Music at the University of Chile, Faculty of Arts, Santiago. - During his career he has been travelling, playing and singing in 25 countries around the world.- He has performed, produced, conducted and organized hundreds of different music events. 7 years ago, he founded and established his own music school in Dubai, UAE. The ‘Ovidio Music Institute™’ prepares and teaches more than 300 students every year for exams and general interest. Ovidio De Ferrari was appointed as conductor of the Dubai Chamber Orchestra in June 2005 till May 2006. Currently he continues working and performing with his own chamber orchestra which comprises 25 professional musicians of different nationalities.
He became an official Blüthner Artist in August 2016.