Diego Castelli is an Italian violinist with a profound interest in musicology and historical performance practices. He is a founding member of the Tamuz Ensemble and a regular guest with some of the leading European orchestras such as Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, l’Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Les Musiciens du Prince, The Ghislieri Choir and Consort (also as concertmaster), La Barocca (leader of second violins), La Divina Armonia (as concertmaster), Cremona Antiqua, The Orchestra Sinfonica Leonore and the orchestra of Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova. He is a member of The Geneva Camerata and has been invited as leader of second violins to the orchestra of Teatro San Carlo in Naples. After graduating from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Milan, Diego studied with Pavel Vernikov, Igor Volochine and later with Alessandro Moccia at the Hogeschool of Gent (Belgium), where he obtained a post-graduate diploma in 2018. Diego is the winner of the Città di Bardolino 2016 violin competition.