Audience Choice Award Competitor
OLIVIA & MATTEO GIRALDI 🎻 violin duo
As a sister/brother violin duo, Olivia and Matteo are ambitious, dedicated young musicians. From Ontario, Canada, they are French immersion students and have both been studying violin from a young age. Olivia was recently voted “most likely to be remembered for her kindness” by her peers, and is keen to pursue a career helping others. Matteo is both gregarious and sensitive, and although he’s not sure what he wants to do when he grows up, he thinks he might be a good lawyer! The pair has won numerous awards for their musical endeavours, both as a duet and as soloists. including the Toronto Kiwanis Festival and also the North York Music Festival in 2021 (first prize for Olivia, and second for Matteo; and first prize for their duet at both festivals), and the OMFA Provincial Finals (first prize and “Best in Class” for Matteo, and second for Olivia; and first prize for their duet).