Born in Genoa in 1980, Paolo Andreoli began studying the violin at the age of seven, spurred on by his father who captured his musical sensitivity. The meeting with Joseph Levin, Russian violinist from the school of David Ojstrach is fundamental for his training: with Levin Paolo Andreoli he continues to study until he graduates in 2000 with full marks and honors at the "Nicoló Paganini" Conservatory. "in Genoa, in the class of Maestro Alessandro Ghè.
Even before graduating, Paolo Andreoli participated in advanced courses (in 1999 with Zoria Chikhmourzaeva of the Moscow Conservatory) and competitions for solo violin, in which he always ranks among the first classified, up to obtaining admission to the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala. As a shoulder violin, he takes part in the many musical activities of the Orchestra of the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala, directed by important masters.
In addition to deepening his studies in the solo field with masters such as Anthony Flint and Giulio Franzetti, Paolo Andreoli has always dedicated himself to chamber music, following courses and masterclasses of instrumentalists such as Danilo Rossi and Massimiliano Damerini, and at the age of 22 he was invited to join at the Quartet of Cremona with the role of second violin.
With the Quartetto di Cremona, currently considered the best Italian quartet at an international level, Paolo Andreoli has attended masterclasses held by world-renowned instrumentalists, such as Hatto Bayerle, Rainer Schmidt, Anner Bylsma, Piero Farulli, Norbert Brainin.
As second violin of the Quartetto di Cremona, Paolo Andreoli has performed in the most prestigious concert halls in the world, often alongside other international level musicians, such as Larry Dutton (Emerson Quartet), Ivo Pogorelich, Lilya Zilberstein, Andrea Lucchesini, Massimo Quarta, Antonio Meneses, Enrico Bronzi. The concerts of the Quartet of Cremona are regularly broadcast by the most important Italian and foreign radio stations and the recording of the complete Beethoven quartets for the German record company Audite will soon be completed.
Parallel to the intense concert activity with the Quartet of Cremona, Paolo Andreoli continued to deepen and play the solo repertoire for violin, dedicating himself in particular to one of his favorite authors, Ludwig van Beethoven. By Beethoven, for example, he has already performed the complete sonatas for violin and piano in the past, which he will interpret again shortly in a series of concerts in Italy, accompanied by pianist Cesare Pezzi.
Paolo Andreoli is also dedicated to the rediscovery of less popular solo and chamber repertoires (he recently performed as a soloist the Concerto in D major for violin, piano and string quartet by Ernest Chausson) and contemporary music (in 2013 in Hong Kong was the protagonist of the world premiere of a piece by the American composer Roger Zare).
Paolo Andreoli also carries out an intense didactic activity: he teaches (together with his colleagues from the Quartet of Cremona) at the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona (High Specialization Course for String Quartet) and teaches violin at the winter and summer courses of Master4Strings (Bogliasco).
After playing a Guadagnini violin from 1750 for a long time (Lam Foundation of New York, Friends of Stradivari), since 2013 Paolo Andreoli has been playing a P.A. Testore of 1758 entrusted to him by the P.E. Eckes Kultur Fond.