Biancamaria Rapaccini obtained her diploma in violin with full marks at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, under Umberto Spiga's tutoring, winning the "Marchi" prize, devoted to the best graduate, in 1989.
In the academic years 1989-90 and 1990-91 she was a pupil in Pavel Vernikov's violin class at the Specialised Academy of Portogruaro.
In the academic year 1992-93 she specialised with Eugenia Chugajeva in Wien. In 1995 and 1996 she attended courses for string quartets held by Piero Farulli at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena (obtaining a diploma of merit) and the School of Music of Fiesole.
She also attended quartet courses with Raphael Hillyer (Julliard Quartet) and Sadao Harada (Tokyo Quartet).
She founded the Rome Quartet in 1995 (string quartet), which immediately won a prize at the International Competition in Trapani; she has performed, and still does, intense concert activity in Italy, Spain, Holland, Austria, Norway, Turkey, Singapore and especially Germany.
She has played with this ensemble for important exhibitions such as the Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto, the Orlando Festival (Holland), the Festival of Neuschwanstein (Germany), the Mozart Festival in Augsburg (Germany); she has recorded music for RAI, the National Spanish Radio and Bayerischer Rundfunk of Munich.
In 2007 she recorded the quintets with clarinet by Mozart and Brahms for "Bottega Discantica", obtaining flattering reviews by the critics of Corriere della Sera and of Classic Voice; the most recent publications are the Quintets of Reger and Marteau (Naxos) and the complete Quartet of Verdi and Puccini (Bottega Discantica).
In April 2008 she was invited, together with the Quartet, to hold violin and chamber music master classes at the Academy of Fine Arts Nanyang in Singapore, and they also held a recital in the Lee Foundation hall of the town.
Worth noticing is the concert programmed for the Quartet for next February (2010) at the Philarmonie in Berlino.
In 1997 she won a competition for orchestra violinists, organised by the Orchestra of the National Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome. After a period in which she worked in an orchestra covering a permanent role, she left it to devote herself to chamber music, continuing her cooperation with the Institution on a free-lance basis.
She has also cooperated, amongst others, with "I Pomeriggi di Milano" Orchestra and with the Chamber Orchestra in Mantua.
Side by side her concert activity, she performs teaching.