Salvatore Accardo



Violinist, Conductor and Teacher


Violinist, conductor, and teacher. Graduate of the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory in Naples. Winner at 15 of the international Geneva Competition for musicians (1956) and then the Paganini Competition for violinists in Genoa (1958). Leader of the Italian chamber orchestra I Musici (1972-1977), founder of the Accardo Quartet (1992) and the Chamber Orchestra of Italy (1996). One of the founders of the Settimane Musicali Internazionali in Naples and the Cremona Festival. In 1987 he débuted as conductor at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.