Born in Genoa Giulio Plotino began to study the violin with Joseph Levin. After earning a degree at the conservatory of his city, he graduated from the Hogeschool voor de kusten in Utrecht in the class of Philipp Hirschhorn and Herman Krebbers and finished his studies under the guidance of Salvatore Accardo, Boris Belkin, Thomas Zeethmair Christoph Poppen Vikotr Liberman Rodney Friend and the members of the Quartetto Italiano, Amadeus Quartet and Alban Berg Quartet.
In 2002 he was 4th Prize at Genoa's “Premio Paganini” Competition and in 1999 1st Prize at the “Premio Città di Vittorio Veneto” Competition.
Former Concertmaster of the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, he played as Guest Concertmaster with the London Phiharmonic Orchestra, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Rai-Radio/Tv National Italian Symphony Orchestra in Torino, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra etc... playing under the baton of Lorin Mazel, George Pretre, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, John Elliot Gardiner, Sir Colin Davis, Daniel Harding, Myun Wung Chung, Vladimir Jurowsky, Neville, Marriner, Dimitri Kitajenko etc...
In 2018 he recorded for Dynamic a production dedicated to Paganini and his instruments, the violin, the guitar and the cello belonged to Paganini playing with Clemens Hagen and Matteo Mela. Cit. The Strad: “Most of us would think long before attempting the solo Nel Cor Più Non Mi Sento even on a modern set-up, so hats off to Giulio Plotino who negotiates even the most fiendish intricacies on Paganini's del Gesù with rare aplomb”
With Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra he went on a long North America tour that reaped great success with audiences and critics played on period instruments. On the early music scene, he also collaborated with Ottavio Dantone, performing J.S.Bach's 5th Brandenburg Concerto. For Brilliant Classic, he has recorded Tartini's Concertos on baroque violin with L'Accademia della Rosa, an orchestra which himself founded, playing on period instruments. He collaborates in Piano Trio with Christophe Coin and Patrick Cohen.
In the end of 2017 he debuted on the podium conducting Rossini's Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro lirico in Sassari. As soloist/conductor he also appeard with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo, the Teatro Bellini in Catania and the Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra.
He performed at Lehamn Centre in New York, Citè de la Musique and Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Styriarte Festspiele Graz, Centro Cultural de Belém of Lisboa, Melbourne Recital Centre, Yon Siew Toh Hall of Singapore, Teatro Major di Bogotà, Perth Concert Hall, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Unione Musicale di Torino, Istituzione dei concerti La Sapienza di Roma, GOG di Genova, Società del Quartetto di Vicenza and Amici della Musica di Firenze, Padova, Perugia, Palermo etc....
His performance of the Britten violin concerto, under the baton of Simone Young conducting the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, was recorded by ABC Classsic.
Plotino has mover always cultivated contemporary music, collaborating with composers such as L. Berio, F. Vacchi, S. Bussotti, S. Sciarrino and G. Benjamin. He recorded the Luciano Berio's Sequenza VIII for Dynamic which has received favourable reviews from international critics.
He has been a jury member in international competitions such as the Premio Paganini and Rodolfo Lipizer.
He was Visiting Professor at the University of Western Australia and Yon Sie Toh Conservatory of Music of Singapore. He is currently Violin Professor at the Corservatorio Scarlatti in Palermo.