Born in Assisi, Gaia Trionfera began violin and piano studies at age three. She continued with Lorenzo Fabiani and Pavel Vernikov and in Vienna with Dora Schwarzberg. She has won more than twenty competitions, recently the Grumiaux International Violin Competition and the 2017 Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso. She returns to the RCMF for the third time and will appear in the 2018–19 series of the Associazione Musica con le Ali and in the Società Italiana dei Concerti di Milano. She plays a Federico Goldnagl violin (1948) generously loaned by the University of Graz, where she studies with Silvia Marcovici.