Gian Paolo Peloso is regarded as one of the finest Italian violinists. He has studied with some of the greatest pedagogues of the 20th century, including the legendary Ruggiero Ricci, Ivry Gitlis, Igor Ozim, Gérard Poulet and Viktor Pikaisen. The venerated Ivry Gitlis says of him: "… I respect and love (Peloso): a true musician, of the highest quality as a soloist and chamber music performer, and a top class violin teacher, honor of our profession and its future."
Peloso made his debut at age ten under the direction of composer Luciano Berio. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras, in recitals and chamber music concerts extensively throughout Europe, most notably at Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, Martha Argerich Festival in Switzerland, Music Concert Society of Milano, House of Music in Moscow, Sun Festival in Singapore, Archipel Festival in Geneva, Musicus Fest in Hong Kong, Festival of Cannes in France,
and Weill Hall in New York.
He has toured extensively with the Camerata de Lausanne. He has also performed chamber music with Sofia Gubaidulina, Mark Lubotsky, Pierre Amoyal and Bruno Canino. He was appointed Violin Professor at the Conservatory of Music (University) of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and has given master classes in Italy and Hong Kong.
Peloso is a Sony Classical artist and has recorded sonatas by Respighi and Busoni with pianist Bruno Canino in New York. Peloso has also recorded sonatas by Saint-Saëns and Poulenc for the National Suisse Radio.
Peloso is presently on faculty at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and plays a prestigious Landolfi violin of 1755.