Nadja Rose Catherine Salerno-Sonnenberg (born Rome, Italy, 10th. January, 1961) is an Italian born classical violinist, author and teacher. She is now a United States citizen. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg immigrated with her family to the United States when she was 8 years of age, relocating to Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and later with Dorothy DeLay at the Julliard School of Music. In 1981 she became the youngest ever prize winner in the Walter W. Naumburg International Violin Competition.