The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture in Jakarta
in collaboration with "Soehanna Hall"
invite you to a classical concert.
Presenting SALVATORE ACCARDO (violin) and LAURA MANZINI (piano)
Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 20.00
The Energy building
SCBD - Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 52-53
For information and reservation :
please call :
Concert program :
Johannes Brahms, Allegro dalla Sonata F.A.E.
César Franck, Sonata in la maggiore
Camille Saint-Saëns, Introduzione e Rondò Capriccioso op. 28
Ernest Bloch, Nigun
Niccolò Paganini, La Campanella
M° Salvatore Accardo
Salvatore Accardo gave his first professional recital in 1954 at the age of 13, performing a
programme that included Paganini Capricci. In 1956, when he was 15, Accardo won the
Geneva Competition and in 1958 became the first winner of the Paganini Competition in
Genoa. His vast repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music; composers like
Sciarrino, Donatoni, Piston, Piazzolla and Xenakis have written for him.
In addition to playing with the world's leading orchestras and conductors, Salvatore
Accardo performs successful recitals and is particularly devoted to chamber music. In 1992
he founded the Accardo Quartet and, because of his deep involvement with young people,
in 1986 he founded the Walter Stauffer Academy together with Bruno Giuranna (viola),
Rocco Filippini (cello) and Franco Petracchi (double bass) in Cremona, where they
regularly give master-classes. In 1971 he founded the Settimane Musicali Internazionali in
Naples, where the audience was admitted to rehearsals, and the Cremona String Festival.
Salvatore Accardo has also devoted part of his activity to conducting and has appeared
with a number of important European and American Orchestras. He also recorded as a
Conductor with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London. In 1987 Accardo made a highlypraised
debut as an opera conductor in a new production of Rossini L'occasione fa il ladro
at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, directed by Ponnelle. In the following years he
conducted at the Rome Opera House, Monte Carlo Opera, Opéra de Lille and Naples Opera
In 1992, in celebration of 200th anniversary of Rossini's birth, he conducted both in
Pesaro and Rome the first-ever modern edition of the Messa di Gloria (recorded live by
Warner Fonit), which he repeated in 1995 in Vienna with the Wiener Symphoniker.
In addition to the recordings for DGG label of Paganini Capricci and Concertos for violin
with Charles Dutoit and several recordings for Philips (such as Bach Sonatas and Partite,
Max Bruch works for violin and orchestra with Kurt Masur, Čajkovskij, Dvořák and
Sibelius Concerts with Colin Davis, Mendelssohn Concert with Charles Dutoit, Brahms and
Beethoven Concerts with Kurt Masur), Salvatore Accardo recorded for ASV, Dynamic,
EMI, Sony Classical, Collins Classic e Foné. Among these recordings are: Beethoven
Concerto in D major and Two Romances with Accademia alla Scala Orchestra conducted
by Carlo Maria Giulini for Sony Classical; Brahms Sonatas for violin and piano, Schubert
Quartets, Paganini Capricci and Homage to Heifetz and Homage to Kreisler for FONÉ, in
which he plays the legendary violins from the collection of Palazzo Comunale di Cremona;
for a Dynamic recording Accardo plays Paganini's violin. Furthermore, Foné re-masterised
the Mozart Complete works for violin in 13 CDs, using high quality valve technology.
Salvatore Accardo was awarded the Premio Abbiati by the Italian critics in recognition of
the exceptional standard of his playing and interpretation. Italy's highest honour, the
Cavaliere di Gran Croce, was bestowed upon Accardo by the Italian Republic President of
Italy in 1982. In 1996 the Beijing Conservatoire named him "most hoourable Professor". In
1999 he was granted the order of "Commandeur dans l'ordre du mérit culturel", the
highest honour of the principality of Monaco and in 2002 he received the prestigious "Una
Vita per la Musica" Award.
In 1996 Accardo re-founded the Orchestra da Camera Italiana (O.C.I.), whose members
are the best pupils and ex-pupils of Cremona "Walter Stauffer" Academy. In 1997, he
registered two CDs with them: The virtuoso violin in Italy and Masterpieces for violin and
strings for Warner Fonit Cetra, marking the recording debut of the Orchestra da Camera
Italiana. In 1999 Accardo and O.C.I. registered the complete Paganini Concerti for violin
and orchestra for EMI Classics, the Concerto per la Costituzione and, in 2003, the
complete Astor Piazzolla works for violin in 3 SACDs for Foné.
Since 2007 up to now he has realized for Foné the second recording of J. S. Bach Sonatas
and Partitas for solo violin, the third recording of Paganini 24 Capricci (Urtext) and the
third recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with O.C.I. (Urtext).
Three CD box entitled L’Arte di Salvatore Accardo: una vita per il violino (Salvatore
Accardo's art: a lifetime devoted to the violin) have been recently released by Universal.
They are a musical portrait of the artist and collect some of the most famous pieces in the
violin literature of all the ages.
Edizioni Curci has recently published all Mozart's violin concertos (reduction for violin and
piano) as part of a large editorial project, with revision and fingering by Salvatore Accardo.
The violin concerts by Čajkovskij, Brahms and Beethoven will follow.
Accardo plays a Stradivarius violin (Hart ex Francescatti 1727), a Guarneri del Gesù (Reade
1733) and a Giovanni Paolo Maggini (George III 1620).
Contacts: Adriana Armaroli
LAURA MANZINI (Pianist)
" I do not think there exists another pianist today who combines such an adaptable
musical touch with so much technical brilliance. She plays with assuredness and
aplomb" affirmed Salvatore Accardo during his recent interview with "CD classics"
After her talents were recognised at a young age, Laura Manzini graduated with a
first class honours degree from the "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory of music in Rome
under the guidance of Sergio Cafaro; she specialized with Bruno Canino, Alexander
Lonquich and Gyorgy Sandor.
Under the guidance of Riccardo Brengola at the "Accademia Chigiana" in Siena and
under the Trio di Trieste at the "Scuola di Musica di Fiesole" Laura studied chamber
At the age of eight she won her first competition, followed by other prestigious
awards, that would soon lead her to perform in Europe, Asia and America. Laura has
performed in the main concert halls of the world, including the Sala Verdi in Milan,
Teatro La Pergola in Florence, Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Teatro Comunale of
Bologna, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Musikhalle in Hamburg, Cité della Musique in
Paris, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Beijing Century Theater and the Teatro Coliseo in
Laura has also played with some major orchestras including the Santa Cecilia
Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera Italiana and Die Virtuosischen Berliner
During one such performance she was listened to by Salvatore Accardo, who invited
her to perform with him at a concert in the "Quirinale" Palace in Rome held in the
presence of the Italian President at a gala in honour of the President of Russia
MikhaiI Gorbaciov on the occasion of his first official visit to Italy.
Since that first meeting Laura has formed an close co-operation with Salvatore
Accardo, performing with him all around the world and recording a number of CD's
Laura’s great interest to chamber music lead her to cooperate with other important
soloists like Gary Hoffman, Teresa Tunnicliff, Mariusz Patyra, Pamela Frank, Sergio
Cafaro, performing at major chamber music festivals such as the Settimane Musicali
Internazionali of Naples, Cremona Festival, Festival de Musique en Mer and
European Chamber Music Association of Bremen where she was invited by Bruno
Canino to perform with him.
From 1994 Laura holds the chair of Chamber Music at the Ottorino Respighi State
Conservatory of Music, Latina near Rome, after she won first prize in the National
competion for teaching posts, held by Italian Ministry of Public Education.
Laura has frequently recorded for RAI, the Italian Broadcasting Company, and for
the Vatican Radio as well as German Radio. She records for the Fonè and the