Name: Monica Biacchi
Hometown: Fidenza, Italy
At what age did you begin playing your instrument? 10
Who has been your greatest musical influence? Quartetto Italiano.
Who are your favorite composers? All the great ones.
What career path would you have taken had you not chosen music? I have no idea. I never considered anything else.
What's currently playing on your iPod or CD player? A CD of classical music for kids.
Your hobbies and interests: My kids.
Some little-known, yet interesting facts about you: There is actually a language that I speak well!
Daily practice rituals: When my kids finally go to bed.
The question you're asked most often about your instrument: "Which one is the viola?"
Your favorite part about playing in the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra: Playing the music.