Born in Parma in 1971, Ivan Rabaglia graduated with the highest honours and, later on, attended master classes with Franco Gulli, Stefan Gheorghiu, Pavel Vernikov, Ilya Grubert, Zinaida Gilels, Trio di Trieste (Dario De Rosa, Renato Zanettovich, Amedeo Baldovino) and Isaac Stern at the Chamber Music Workshop in New York.
In 1990, with the pianist Alberto Miodini and the cellist Enrico Bronzi, he founded the Trio di Parma that won prizes in the Vittorio Gui International Competition in Florence in 1992 (1st prize), the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 1995 (2nd prize), the ARD Internationaler Musikwettbewerb in Munich in 1998 (2nd prize) and the Concours International de Musique de Chambre in Lyon in 2004 (1st prize) and was granted the Abbiati Prize as the best chamber music ensemble by the Italian Critics Association.
The Trio is regularly invited by prominent istitutions including Societa’ del Quartetto (Milan), Amici della Musica (Florence), S. Cecilia (Rome), La Fenice (Venice), Unione Musicale (Turin), Musica Insieme (Bologna), Amici della Musica (Palermo) and has performed at Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus (Wien), Wigmore Hall (London), Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (New York), Philharmonie (St. Petersburg), Salle Molière (Lyon), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), as well as at international festivals such as Lockenhaus, Lucerne, Melbourne, Sligo (Ireland), Lake District (UK), Orta, Portogruaro, Bad Kissingen.
In addition to a number of radio recordings in Italy, Germany, USA and Australia, Ivan Rabaglia’s discography includes the complete Brahms and Beethoven Trios, Ravel Trio and Sonatas, De Fossa Quartets op.19, Piazzolla violin and guitar music, Giuliani Sonata and Trio with guitar, Schostakovich Trios and Romances (prize-winner as the best chamber music recording of the year 2008 from the magazine Classic Voice) as well as Pizzetti, Liszt, Schumann and Dvorak Complete Trios for Concerto and Schubert for Decca.
After teaching at the International Academy of Duino and at the “Scuola di Fiesole”, Ivan Rabaglia has joined at the “Conservatorio Guido Cantelli” in Novara and holds a Master di Alto Perfezionamento in chamber music at the “Conservatorio Arrigo Boito” in Parma.
He plays a violin Santo Serafino made in Venezia in 1740, kind concession of the Fondazione Pro Canale Onlus.