Born in 1977 in Turin, Italy, started the practice of the violin with Prof. E. Guizzardi.

After graduation from the Turin Conservatory of Music “G.Verdi”, a year earlier than usual and with distinction, Mauro Iurato received a scholarship to study with renowned musicians such as F. Gulli, C. Romano and S. Accardo.

In 1998 he started attending the University of Music in Vienna under the guidance of Prof.M. Frischenschlager who, since then, has become his mentor as well as his artistic and pedagogic guidance. It is from the very encounter with this great master that he drew new inspiration on how to approach the study of the violin with a deeper and more authentic look at the true nature of music and its innate ethical and spiritual function.

In 2003, within a project of academic exchange with the Vienna University of Music, Mauro Iurato came to Japan as Associate Professor at the Tokushima Bunri University, where he served till 2009.

From 2005 to 2017 he was principal concertmaster of the Ensemble Kobe, and in addition he has appeared as a guest concertmaster with major Japanese orchestras such as the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, the HPAC Orchestra, and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

Beside his teaching and concert activity, e has given speech at TEDxYouth@Kobe, and also performed with the pop duo Yuzu with which he cooperated for the recording of the single “OLA!”.

As a dedicated pedagogue, Mauro Iurato is regularly invited to teach in world renown master courses such as the International Summer Academy of Salzburg Mozarteum University, the International Academy Orpheus Vienna, the FMK Madrid, the Summer Talent Master-courses in Brescia, and many other courses in Japan and abroad.

He is a lecturer at Soai University's School of Music and at the Hyogo Prefectural Nishinomiya Music High School.

With the aim of providing world-class music education, in 2010 he established the “Harmonia KOBE Music School”. Since then his students have won many top awards in national and international competitions, including the Mainichi Competition, the E.
Kamilarov Competition, the F.Kreisler Competition, the J.Brahms Competition.

Mauro Iurato was awarded with the “Excellent Teacher Award” at the E. Kamilarov Competition in Sofia, the “Excellent Teacher Award” at the Japan Classical Music Competition, the “Excellent Teacher Award” at the All Japan Junior Classical Music Competition.

He was also awarded with the “Excellent Kobe Art Award 2019”.

In 2022 he received the Kobushi Shien Award from the Kobe Culture Support Foundation to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the foundation.
In the same year, he also received the Kobe City Cultural Award.

From the summer of 2022, he was appointed as the Music Producer of the Kobe Chuo Ward Cultural Centre.

Mauro Iurato performs on the 1690 G. Cappa's "Colla della Chiesa”, a violin once owned by the great Turin violinist G. Pugnani. He is also a Jargar Strings Artist.

In June 2023 he was awarded the title of Knight of the Order of the Italian Republic.