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Stefano Parrino was born in Bormio in Italy. He was awarded a diploma with honours at the "G. Verdi" Conservatory of Milan and continued his studies at the Conservatoire Superieure at Geneva where he studied with Maxence Larrieu and won the ‘Prix de Virtuosite’. At the Ecole National de Musique in Paris, Parrino studied with Patrick Gallois and followed the performance and virtuosity diplomas for which he gained the ‘premier prix all’ unanimite’ and "le premier prix avec excellence".
In London, he obtained the postgraduate Diploma of Advanced Studies at the Royal Academy of Music in the class of William Bennett, Sebastian Bell, Kate Hill, and Keith Brag. Then in Biella in Italy, Parrino studied with Peter-Lukas Graf at the Accademia Internazionale "L. Perosi" where he won the "Eccellenza con Menzione Speciale". In 2001 he took the Soloist diploma in the “Lugano Conservatoire”. He has also played at master classes with Jacques Zoon, Patrick Gallois, Paul Edmund Davies, Michael Cox, Andras Adorjan, Michel Debost, William Bennett, Maxence Larrieu, Susan Milan, Peter-Lukas Graf.