Born in Assisi, Gaia Trionfera began studying violin at age three with Eloise Hellyer. She continued with Lorenzo Fabiani and Pavel Vernikov, and now studies in Vienna with Dora Schwarzberg. She has taken master classes in italy, Austria, and Switzerland with Salvatore Accardo and Marco Fiorini, and others. Ms. Trionfera has won national and international competitions, both as a soloist and as chamber musician. She has performed with many orchestras, including the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and the Solisti Aquilani. She plays a Romeo Antoniazzi violin (1901), graciously lent by the Fondazione Pro Canale di Milano.