Davide Rossi
Background information
Born 7 August 1970
Turin, Italy
Occupation Violinist, string arranger, composer, conductor, record producer
Genres Alternative rock, classical, pop
Instruments Violin, viola, cello, contrabass, electric violin, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Years active 1985-present
Associated acts Goldfrapp
The Verve
Alicia Keys
Black Submarine
Duran Duran

Davide Rossi (born 7 August 1970) is a violinist, string arranger, composer, conductor and a record producer, whose work has included performing on Duran Duran's Paper Gods album released in 2015.


Born in Turin, Italy, Rossi began playing music at the age of four and, encouraged by his mother, started to study violin at the age of ten. He entered the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi of Torino in 1981 and began studying under the guidance of Maestro Ivan Krivensky, who remains his violin teacher to this day. Rossi received his Diploma in 1992 at the homonymous school in Milan.

Rossi is perhaps best known for having been the violinist, guitar and keytar-player for the British electronic music duo Goldfrapp from 2000 until 2013, and for his large contribution of electric violin parts and for all the string arrangements on all Coldplay's albums since Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, and The Verve's album Forth.