Christian Ciaccio was born in Venice in 1978 and began studying the double bass at the age of 12 with M. Pitzianti, graduating under M. Ricciuti in 1997 with full marks at the Francesco Venezze Conservatory of Music in Rovigo. In 2002, he enrolled at the Milan School of Music, where he studied with Giuseppe Ettorre for four years. He played in various youth orchestras and was successful in auditions for the Italian Youth Orchestra, the UBS Verbier Festival Youth Orchestra, and the Gustav Mahler International Academy in 2005.

Throughout his career he has worked with numerous orchestras including the Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestra of the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Orchestra del gran teatro Sociale di Rovigo, and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma. Christian has had frequent engagements, including as as a soloist with chamber ensembles including Interensemble di Padova, I Virtuosi di Aquileia, I Virtuosi dell’ensemble di Venezia, Gli Archi Ensemble, Accademia Musicale di San Giorgio, orchestra da camera Lorenzo da Ponte, and Interpreti Veneziani.

Christian was selected directly by Riccardo Muti from among the 14 Italian symphonic foundations, and played in 2017 as the principal double bass under his baton in the historic concert that took place in Tehran, later repeated in Ravenna for the Vie dell’Amicizia Ravenna Festival.

Since 2005 he has been the principal double bass of the Orchestra della Fondazione Teatro Massimo di Palermo. 

Christian plays a double bass made by Biagio Caruana Marsigliese in 1952.

Double Bass