Emmanuele Baldini was born in Trieste, Italy, into a musical family. After studies in his hometown with Bruno Polli, he furthered his violin training in Geneva, Salzburg and Berlin, most recently studying conducting with Isaac Karabtchevsky and Frank Shipway. From an early age, Baldini garnered prizes from countless international competitions, and has performed as a soloist or recitalist across the globe.
Following a highly successful career as a violinist, Baldini has embarked on new musical ventures as a conductor. He founded the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP) Quartet, and has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Maria João Pires, Jean-Philippe Collard and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet among others. Baldini has been concertmaster of the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano and the Orchestra del Teatro ‘Giuseppe Verdi’ di Trieste, and since 2005 has been concertmaster of the OSESP. He has also acted as guest concertmaster of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galícia. His conducting highlights include concerts at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Teatro del Sodre in Montevideo. As of 2017, he is the musical director of the Orquesta de Cámara de Valdivia in Chile.