Refael Negri graduated in violin at the Conservatory "Luca Marenzio" Brescia ( Italy ) with Valerio Pappalardo and then with a great teacher Enzo Porta, of which he was an assistant in the course of “The musical aspects of the '900” at the Conservatory of Parma; he studied with Boris Belkin in Academy Chigiana of Siena, with Corrado Romano in Geneva ( Switzerland ) and Dora Schwarzberg. He has won numerous competitions, including those of Genoa, Rome, Taranto ( under the high patronage of the President of the Italian Republic ) and Biella ( Turin ). In 2006 he received the Prix Anne Marie Bollo Rambaud, in Moneglia ( Genoa ). He's a violinist of Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble and also he plays with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Barrocade of Tel Aviv, Ensemble Bet Ha Gat, Yerushalayim. Active with contemporary music, of which he is one of the main performers in Italy, he has seen him collaborate with numerous ensembles, such as Dedalo Ensemble of Brescia, Icarus of Reggio Emilia, New Made of the Contemporary Music Center of Milan of which he was President, Algoritmo of Rome. He is a member of the European String Teachers Association. He has played, like concertmaster, for over a decade with the ensemble Europa Galante and Resonance, Zephyro, Divino Sospiro of Lisbon. He participated in numerous recordings for EMI, Opus 111, RAI, Dynamic, Radio France, BBC, Nippon TV, and has performed like soloist in concert halls of the most important cities in the world, like Tokyo, Sydney ( Sidney Opera House ), Washington, London ( Barbican ), Berlin ( Philharmonie ), Paris, Vienna ( Konzerthaus ), La Scala in Milan, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Amsterdam, New York, Madrid, Moscow, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Hong Kong, Budapest, Prag, Bergen and also in Korea, China, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico. Frequently invited to give masterclasses, is professor of violin, professor of baroque violin and Responsible Department of Contemporary Music at the Conservatory "Luca Marenzio" in Brescia, Italy.
He recently made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York.