Anais Drago, born in 1993, is an Italian violinist and composer. As a student of violin and classical music since childhood, Drago developed a keen sense of respect for music as a high art and profound method of expression. Her passion and her education led Drago to embrace the depth of the violin by experimenting constantly, playing into new sounds and new directions, never in the mode of cliché.
Drago graduated with a degree in jazz composition. She practices between the margins of jazz, rock and avant-garde sounds. Dedicated listening and meticulous transcription of the greatest artists’ works have delivered inspiration and history into her love of playing, and have back-boned the development of her own sound.
Certificates, prizes and acknowledgements
Violin degree, Academy of Music ''A. Steffani'' in Castelfranco Veneto, 2013. Grade 10/10.
Master degree in jazz composition and arrangement, Music Academy ''A. Vivaldi'' in Alessandria, 2017. Grade 110/110, graduated with high honours.
Scholarship for Berklee of Boston, 2014.
First Prize at Anna Lokas competition, 2017.
Winner Ghislieri prize, 2017. Winner of the AIR (Artists in Residence) competition by the association Italian Musicians of Jazz, 2018.
Pier Michelatti, RAI production ''Fabrizio de Andrè-Principe libero'', Ellade Bandini, Custodie Cautelari, Giorgio Cordini, Giovanni Tommaso, Nicola Angelucci, Alberto Mandarini, Enrico Fazio, Stjepko Gut, Gianni Coscia, Andrea Beccaro, Gabriele Ferro, Sade Mangiaracina, Cesareo, Giuseppe Scarpato, Giacomo Castellano, Luca Colombo, Maurizio Solieri, Ricky Portera, Carlo Palmas, Susanna Parigi, Gilson Silveira.