Diego Conti studied at the Mozarteum Academy of Salzburg under the guidance of Maestro Sandor Vegh, and started his career playing with several prestigious groups such as the Mozarteum’s Camerata Academica in Salzburg, the Solisti Veneti and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He performed as concert master with important italian orchestras, like Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, V. Bellini Theatre in Catania and the Opera House of Rome under the conduction of directors like Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, Georg Solti, Eduardo Mata, Antal Dorati etc, in the same time devoting himself to a solo career that brought him to tour in Europe, South Africa, USA, Canada, India, Middle and Far East. He worked for radio, television and cinema, and recorded for EMI, Erato, Nuova Era, Harmonia Mundi, Edipan and Warner Music.
His world premiere of P.A.Locatelli’s “L’arte del violino” was considered by the english magazine Gramophone best recording of the year, and the same was for the italian newspaper L’Unità about his recording of Zappa, Lutoslawski, Lupone and Pärt.
Very involved with contemporary music, Conti gives many premieres of works often dedicated to him.
From 2003 he devotes himself more and more to composition, writing for chamber ensembles, singers and orchestra; for the theatre and for the cinema.
He wrote text and music of three operas: La pioggia oscura, Il canto della sirena e Marlowe.
His compositions are currently played around Europe, in Australia and in the United States.
Scores are edited by Arspublica; Niudòr Label is taking care of the music, on CDs and on the web.
He is Violin Professor at the “G. Rossini” Conservatorium in Pesaro.