Claudio Rado was born in 1990 in Treviso, near Venice, and started studying violin at the age of five. In 2007 he graduated at the conservatory “A. Steffani” in Castelfranco Veneto in Giorgio Fava’s class and was awarded a scholarship named to the professor Davide Zambon.
He studied afterwards with Sonig Tchakerian at the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome. He was invited to performe Ysaye's "Ballade" solo sonata during the concert of the Accademia’s best pupils. The concert was held at the “Parco della Musica” hall.
In summer 2010 he attended a master class led by Giuliano Carmignola at the “Accademia Chigiana di Siena”, obtaining a full scholarship and a special certificate of merit. Since 2012 he has played with the Russian pianist Eugenia Nalivkina. Price-Winner of many national competitions and scholarships, the Duo studied at the “Accademia Trio di Trieste” in Duino under the guidance of Trio di Parma.
Claudio has always expressed a particular interest in baroque music.
In 2016 he was selected as a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra, where he performed also as first violin’s assistant and leader of the second violins. With them he toured in England, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Belgium, Croatia etc.
Since 2016 he has being exclusively focusing on ancient music played on period instruments. Quite active as soloist, first violin of ensembles and orchestras, his collaborators include Roy Goodman, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Alfredo Bernardini, Andrea Marcon, I Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Stefano Montanari, Venice Baroque Orchestra, “La Cetra” Barockorchester, Il Pomo d’Oro etc. With them he has performed in some of most important music halls in Europe and America.
In June 2019 Claudio earned a Master’s degree cum laude at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Leila Schayegh.