William Chiquito was born thirty years ago in a slum of Medellín in Colombia. Had not it been for the music, he could have fallen prey to a tragic fate as many of his childhood friends. Instead, at the age of 11, William joined the Red de Escuelas de Musica of Medellín and soon stood out as one of the most promising Colombian talents of his generation.
In 2006, he received a scholarship offered by the great painter Fernando Botero and moved to Italy in order to study at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Fiesole School of Music), where he later also started to teach.Today, he is a violinist of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and he has played worldwide with the greatest conductors of our times.
The sound of William’s violin is compact, warm and flawless which makes it definitely unique and easily to be identified.