Salvatore Accardo violinist made his debut at 13 playing Paganini’s Capricci. Two years later he won the Geneva Competition and the Paganini Competition in Genoa.

His repertoire ranges from pre-Bach to post-Berg; composers like Sciarrino, Donatoni, Piston, Piazzolla, Colasanti and Xenakis wrote for him.

In addition to playing with the world's leading orchestras and conductors, Accardo plays recitals and particularly loves chamber music.  He founded the Accardo Quartet and the Walter Stauffer Academy.

He conducts also opera and for the 200th anniversary of Rossini's birth, he conducted in Pesaro Festival and in Rome the first modern edition of the Messa di Gloria (recorded live), repeated in Vienna with the Wiener Symphoniker.

He has recorded for DGG , Philips , ASV, Dynamic, EMI, Sony Classical, Collins Classic ,Foné.

He has been awarded with Abbiati Prize by the Italian Musical Critics for the exceptional standard of his playing and interpretation and with the Italian highest honour “Cavaliere di Gran Croce”.

Beijing Conservatoire named him "Most Honourable Professor", in Monaco he was named "Commandeur dans l'ordre du mérit culturel" and received "A Life for the Music" Award and the Gold Medal in the Arts by the Kennedy Center of New York.

Accardo created the Orchestra da Camera Italiana with the best pupils of "Stauffer Academy” and recorded with them all Paganini Concerti for violin (EMI Classics), the “Concerto per la Costituzione” and the Piazzolla works for violin in 3 SACDs for Foné. He did a second recording of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for violin, the third recording of Paganini’s 24 Capricci (Urtext) and the third recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with OCI (Urtext). He plays a violin Guarneri del Gesù “Hart” 1730.

Laura Gorna violinist was born in a musicians’ family and graduated with top marks at the Milan Conservatory with Gigino Maestri and did her post graduate studies at the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona with Salvatore Accardo.She regularly plays in most prominent venues in Italy and abroad with orchestra and solo (Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Festivals of Verbier and Menton, etc) .

She loves chamber music , is a member of the Accardo Quartet and created with the cellist Cecilia Radic and the pianist Laura Manzini Estrio,that is, playing in Italy and abroad and recorded for Foné and Decca labels.

Gorna has also appeared in many radio and television broadcasts, among which a documentary for the French/German channel “Arté” and Bruch, Prokofiev and Kachaturian Concertos for RAI.

Laura Gorna teaches at the Cremona Conservatory and many of her pupils have been awarded in Italy and abroad.   She plays the Maggini violin “Giorgio III” 1620.

Cecilia Radic cello - Winner of many international contests for young musicians, Cecilia made her debut in 1992 in Milan, performing Dvorak’s Concerto with the National Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as solo, principal and chamber cellist across continents – from La Scala in Milan to Suntory Hall in Tokyo, from the Accademia Chigiana to the Cartagena Music Festival in Colombia, from Avery Fisher Hall in New York to the Colyseum Theatre in Buenos Aires. As a chamber musician she performed with the likes of Isabelle Faust, Antonio Meneses, David Finckel, Rainer Kussmaul, Bruno Giuranna, Wu Han, Bruno Canino and is part of the Salvatore Accardo Quartett and is co-founder of Estrio, Italy’s foremost all-women piano trio.

Cecilia has been mentored by the likes of David Geringas, Rocco Filippini and William Pleeth and has been featured in various TV and radio broadcasts, and recorded for various labels (including Decca, Chandos and Foné). She is Cello Professor at the Pavia Consevatory, Italy and Cello Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Francesco Fiore viola, born in Rome, studied in Santa Cecilia Conservatorio with Lina Lama and Massimo Paris and later with Bruno Giuranna at the Stauffer Academy of Cremona.   Winner of many competitions, he performs in Italy and abroad solo and with eminent collegues. He is part of the Accardo Quartet and has recorded for RCA, ASV, FONIT CETRA, FONÉ and MUSIKSTRASSE. Starting from 1990 Fiore has been during 25 years first viola of the Orchestra of the Rome Opera. The same role he had also in the Orchestra Filarmonica of the Scala Theater in Milan, in the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, in the National Radio Orchestra RAI of Turin and, invited by Salvatore Accardo, in the Orchestra da Camera Italiana.

He has been teacher in Santa Cecilia Rome, Latina, Fermo etc. and now in Cremona.

He plays a viola Joseph Hill, London 1774, and a viola d’amore Raffaele Fiorini, Bologna 1894.

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Accardo String Quartet

Salvatore Accardo violin

Laura Gorna violin

Francesco Fiore viola

Cecilia Radic cello