Born in Genova, Giulio Plotino started playing the violin with Joseph Levin, uniting the renowned Russian violin school with the innate qualities of Italian ‘bel canto’. After finishing his studies in his hometown he pursued his training under the guidance of Philipp Hirschhorn, Salvatore Accardo, Boris Belkin, Giuliano Carmignola, Thomas Zeethmair, Rodney Friend, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Amadeus Quartet, Quartetto Italiano and Alban Berg Quartet. In 1999 he won First Prize at the most prestigious Italian national biennial violin competition, Premio Città di Vittorio Veneto, and won Fourth Prize at the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genova in 2002.
Currently Concertmaster of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth, he was previously the Concertmaster of the Venice Opera House Orchestra in Italy. He has been guest leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Teatro alla Scala in Milano and Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, playing under the baton of conductors such as Masur, Mazel, Davis, Chung, Gardiner, Marriner, Pretre, Abbado, Gatti, Chailly, Jurowsky, Harding, Kitajenko and many others.
During his career he has worked with some of the greatest composers of our time including Luciano Berio, Fabio Vacchi, Salvatore Sciarrino and Sylvano Bussotti. At age 19 he recorded Berio's Sequenza VIII for Dynamic Records, which was enthusiastically received by the international musical press.
In 2011 Giulio Plotino had his New York debut with the acclaimed Venice Baroque Orchestra playing Vivaldi's Four Seasons on the Baroque violin; this new collaboration has provided solo engagements through Europe and the United States.
Passionate about teaching, Giulio has been Professor of violin studies at the Firenze, Mantova and Messina Conservatories in Italy.