A native of Milan, Lydia Cevidalli graduated in violin at the Conservatory of her hometown and studied later with A. Casabona, a pupil of Sevcik and Capet. She has attended various courses, including some relating to contemporary performance praxis with E. Porta and baroque performance praxis with S. Kuijken and C. Banchini; with the latter she received her diploma in baroque violin at the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva. She performed in various chamber ensembles and has collaborated for many years with J. Savall and "Le Concert de Nations" and has performed with M. Huggett and G. Leonhardt. She did concerts throughout Europe, Israel, North and South America. She has recorded for the labels Harmonia Mundi, Astrée, Tactus and Concerto, and has recorded for RAI-TV, the Argentina National Radio, the Spanish National radio and the BBC.
In 1990 she founded and still directs the Ensemble Salomone Rossi, which has its assets in major concerts, theatres and concert halls in Italy, Belgium, Spain and the United States.
The Ensemble has recorded a CD for the label Concerto, presented in various radio programs such as RAI-3, Radio Vaticana and Radio Classica and got good reviews in the national press. Her repertoire also extends to the klezmer music and to compositions for violin and piano by Italian composers of the twentieth century. She also collaborates in theatre and has organized concerts and music events at theatres and libraries of Milan.
She teaches violin at the Conservatory of Milan, has since the outset supported teaching and concert activities. In addition to normal teaching, organizes events for Memorial Day, in collaboration with Christian Bellisario. In 2008 she collaborated with the World Music section, following a group of musicians who have performed in various concerts, producing a CD of songs on texts by contemporary Israeli poets; in the spring 2011 it is expected to release a second CD. She recently presented some of her students in a broadcast from Radio Classica, dedicated to young performers, with running live performance, broadcasted throughout the country. In 2005, under the Socrates-Erasmus teachers exchanges, she was invited at the Madrid Conservatory, in 2006 at the University of the Arts in Berlin and in the spring 2011 will hold a masterclass at the Music Academy in Riga.