Katia Ghigi, after classical studies, graduated with full marks in Violin at Conservatory inPerugia.
She specialized at “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole” with the famous “Trio di Trieste”, Milan Skampa, Piero Farulli ,Roberto Michelucci , Angelo Faja and with M° Prencipe .
She has taken part for two years of Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, playing the role of “prima parte”, cooperating with great musicians such as Riccardo Muti, Salvatore Accardo, Carlo Maria Giulini, G.G. Rath, Maria Tipo, Michele Campanella.
Then she specialized with Pavel Vernikov , Ilya Grubert , and M° Felice Cusano.
Extremely young she started her concert activities, performing as soloist and in chamber formation for important festivals and concert society: “Amici della Musica” in Perugia , “Amici della Musica” in Florence, “Amici della Musica” in Taranto, “Amici della Musica” in Vicenza, “Amici della Musica” in Latina, “Sagra Musicale Umbra”, “Todi Festival”, “Festival delle Nazioni” in Città di Castello, “Società del Quartetto” in Vercelli, “Gubbio Festival”, “Segni Barocchi” in Foligno, “Settimane Musicali” in Lugano (Switzerland), “Festival International des Artes” (France), “Festival Internazionale” in Kusatsu (Japan), “Concerti d’estate” in Pesaro, “Ravello Festival”, “Est-Ost Festival” (Austria) , San Carlo Theatre in Naples, Scala Theatre in Milan, Regio Theatre in Parma, Sala Verdi of Conservatory in Milan, Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome, Parco della Musica in Rome, “Schauspielelhaus” in Berlin (Germany), “Staatsoper” in Dresda, “Alte Oper” in Frankfurt, “Sala Grande dell’ Opera” in Cairo (Egypt), Sala “ F. Chopin” in Warsaw (Poland), “Sura Salons” in Ankara (Turkey), “Suntory Hall” in Tokyo (Japan), “Festival Internazionale di Musica” in Ischia, “Suoni e Colori in Toscana”, “Amici della Musica di Floridia”, “I festival Internacional de Musica de Otono” Murcia ( Spain), Musei Civici Veneziani, “ Concerti in Altamarca”, “Suoni e colori in Toscana”,” Festival Internazionale della Musica da Camera” Iglesias, ”East-West Musicfestival” ( Austria), “Amici della Musica di Floridia”, “Piano Echos”( Piemonte) ,” Musica nei Chiostri “ in Teramo, “Settimane Musicali al Teatro Olimpico” in Vicenza, “ Rassegna internazionale Musica in Irpinia “; she has taken part in many tourneé in France, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, ex Iugoslavia, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia Republic, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Hungary, Japan and Austria.
She has always played as “prima parte” and soloist with several chamber and symphony orchestra, bringing to maturity significant experiences due to the collaboration with famous musicians such as Felix Ajo, Pina Carmirelli, Rocco Filippini, Franco Petracchi, Marco Rizzi, Thomas Indermule, Claudio Brizi, Werner Hink (first violin of Wiener Philarmoniker), Keiko Toyama, Enrico Dindo, Sascha Gavrilov, Pierre Amojal, Wolfgang Meyer, Milan Turkovic, Fabrizio Meloni, Stefan Milenkovic, Bruno Canino, Federico Mondelci, Roland Dyens,Massimo Quarta, Francesco Manara, Sonig Tchakerian, Mario Brunello.
She has recorded several CD for the record companies : Dynamic, Quadrivium, Bongiovanni, Camerata Tokyo (some of them reviewed with full marks by the magazine Amadeus) , Tactus and Capstone Records (U.S.A.).
She is the Artistic Director of Gubbio Summer Festival since 2007 edition.
She plays an Eugenio Degani violin dating back to 1895.