Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
The Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia) is an Italian symphony orchestra based in Rome. Resident at the Parco della Musica, the orchestra primarily performs its Rome concerts in the Sala Santa Cecilia.
|Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia|
The Orchestra at the Santa Cecilia Hall
|Former name||Symphony Orchestra of the Augusteo, Orchestra Stabile dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia|
|Concert hall||Parco della Musica|
|Principal conductor||Antonio Pappano|
The orchestra was founded in 1908 as the first Italian orchestra to devote itself exclusively to symphonic repertoire. Bernardino Molinari was the orchestra's first music director, serving from 1912 to 1944. Subsequent music directors included Franco Ferrara (1944–1945), Fernando Previtali (1953–1973), and Igor Markevitch (1973–1975). The orchestra was noted for its recordings of Italian opera for the Decca label with such conductors as Tullio Serafin. Thomas Schippers had been named the next music director to succeed Markevitch, but Schippers died in December 1977 before he could formally assume the post. The music directorship of the orchestra remained vacant until 1983, with the advent of Giuseppe Sinopoli as music director. Sinopoli assisted in restoring the fortunes of the orchestra, and expanded the orchestra's repertoire to include Mahler and Bruckner. Leonard Bernstein was the honorary president of the orchestra from 1983 until 1990.
Antonio Pappano became the orchestra's music director in 2005. With Pappano, the orchestra has recorded commercially for EMI. Currently, Yuri Temirkanov has the title of honorary conductor of the orchestra.
Musicians of the orchestra
- 1st violins: Roberto González-Monjas, Carlo Maria Parazzoli, Ruggiero Sfregola, Marlene Prodigo, Elena La Montagna, Margherita Ceccarelli, Roberto Saluzzi, Roberto Granci, Fiorenza Ginanneschi, Paolo Piomboni, Barbara Castelli, Silvana Dolce, Jalle Feest, Daria Leuzinger, William Esteban Chiquito Henao, Kim Soyeon, Ylenia Montaruli
- 2nd violins: David Romano, Alberto Mina, Ingrid Belli, Rosario Genovese, Lavinia Morelli, Leonardo Micucci, Pierluigi Capicchioni, Riccardo Piccirilli, Daniele Ciccolini, Andrea Vicari, Maria Tomasella Papais, Cristina Puca, Giovanni Bruno Galvani, Brunella Zanti, Svetlana Norkina, Anna Maria Salvatori, Manuela Costi
- Violas: *Simone Briatore, Raffaele Mallozzi, Stefano Trevisan, Sara Simoncini, Carla Santini, Fabio Catania, Ilona Balint, Andrea Alpestre, Federico Marchetti, David Joseph Bursack, Luca Manfredi, Lorenzo Falconi
- Cellos: *Gabriele Geminiani, Luigi Piovano, Carlo Onori, Diego Romano, Francesco Storino, Bernardino Penazzi, Francesco Di Donna, Matteo Michele Bettinelli, Sara Gentile, Giacomo Menna, Roberto Mansueto, Giuseppe Scaglione
- Basses: Antonio Sciancalepore, Libero Lanzilotta, Anita Mazzantini, Simona Iemmolo, Paolo Marzo, Andrea Pighi, Enrico Rosini, Paolo Cocchi, Nicola Cascelli.
- Flutes: Adriana José Morais Ferreira, Andrea Oliva, Nicola Protani
- Piccolo: Davide Ferrario
- Oboes: Francesco Di Rosa, Paolo Pollastri, Anna Rita Argentieri
- English Horn: Maria Irsara
- Clarinets: Stefano Novelli, Alessandro Carbonare, Simone Sirugo
- Bass clarinet: Dario Goracci
- Bassoons: Andrea Zucco, Francesco Bossone, Fabio Angeletti
- Contrabasson: Alessandro Ghibaudo
- Horns: Alessio Allegrini, Guglielmo Pellarin, Mirko Landoni, Alessio Bernardi, Fabio Frapparelli, Luca Agus, Giuseppe Accardi
- Trumpets: Alfonso González Barquín, Andrea Lucchi, Ermanno Ottaviani, Antonio Ruggeri
- Trombones: Andrea Conti, Estebán Méndez Chaves
- Bass trombone: Maurizio Persia
- Tuba: Gianluca Grosso
- Harp: Cinzia Maurizio
- Timpani: Antonio Catone
- Percussion: Edoardo Giachino, Andrea Santarsiere, Davide Tonetti
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