Italian violinist Stefano Mengoli learned with professor Remus Azoitei at the Royal Academy of Music where in 2016 he obtained Masters Degree with Distinction and DipRAM. He previously studied in Ferrara, Italy, at the Conservatorio "G.Frescobaldi" with professors Alessandro Perpich and Marco Fornaciari, and in Imola at the "Accademia Internazionale Pianistica" with professor Oleksandr Semchuk. Stefano was invited to participate to masterclasses given by Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Hope, Levon Chilingirian and Alina Ibragimova, and worked on historical performance with Elizabeth Wallfisch and Rachel Podger.
At the RAM, Stefano performed with the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras under Semyon Bychkov, Trevor Pinnock, Marin Alsop, Christian Thielemann and Sir Mark Elder. He has toured France, Germany, Poland, China, Korea and Italy, where in 2013 he performed as soloist in Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1 at the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara.
Stefano has performed with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra working with conductors including Edward Gardner, Ludovic Morlot and Thomas Ades.
With his string quartet, the Fitzroy Quartet, Stefano won the Cavatina Intercollegiate String Quartet Competition and was awarded the Poznanski Scheme for two years in a row while studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Garfield Jackson and Christoph Richter. The quartet are winners of the Beethoven Prize at the 2nd International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition, the St Peter's Eaton Square Prize and the Wolfe Wolfinssohn Prize at the RAM, where they were 2016/2017 Chamber Music Fellows. The Fitzroy Quartet is gaining an international reputation and 2017 saw them perform across the UK (Wigmore Hall, St.Martin in the Fields, St.James Piccadilly) and the world in Germany, Spain, France, Poland and South Africa where they were visiting quartet at the University of the Free State. They are currently Associate Ensemble at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where they are studying with oliver Wille and since 2017 they were invited to become artists on the Belcea Quartet Charitable Trust, receiving tuition from members of the Belcea Quartet. The quartet is looking forward to an exciting March 2020 Scotland tour as part of the Tunnell Trust Award, as well as appearing in the 2018-2019 concert seasons of different concert societies in the UK.
Stefano plays on a Roberto Regazzi violin made in Bologna in 1992.