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Piercarlo Sacco


Piercarlo Sacco started his studies with Ivan Krivenski at the Milan Conservatoire, obtaining his diploma while still very young.

Between 1993 and 2001 he took part at masterclasses with Salvatore Accardo, with whom he plays in several chamber ensembles, and in 1992 he win the Prix Spécial du Jury at the Yehudi Menuhin competition in Paris; among the jury members: Kremer, Spivakov, Bron, as well as Menuhin himself. Sacco is still the only Italian to have won this prestigious award.

In the last 25 years Sacco has regularly performed throughout Europe, America and the Far East.
Two years’ study at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena resulted in him obtaining the Diploma di Merito, and from 2001 to 2004 he was Concertmaster in Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, performing under conductors such as Maazel, Prêtre, Koopman and Hogwood.

He has recorded works as a soloist and as part of chamber ensembles for RaiTrade, Velut Luna, Cantaloupe Music, Dynamic, Brilliant Classics and Sony Classical.

In 2003 his book Apprendre à jouer du violon was published by De Vecchi France. Sacco now teaches at the Fondazione Piseri (Brugherio, Italy) and at the Jardin Musical (Lugano, Switzerland), also giving masterclasses (Cagliari 2005; Lakeland, Florida, 2007; Pallanza 2009 and 2010, Etroubles 2014, 2015, 2016).

He's solo violin in Orquesta Minimal Flores del Alma and Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi , with which he won the Targa Tenco2008. Unflagging in his interest in contemporary music, he premiered works by Boccadoro, Galante, Colombo Taccani and Montalbetti, all of which were written for him and first performed at Venice Biennale 2011 (Boccadoro) and Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome 2015 (Montalbetti).

Particularly relevant the SONY Classical recording of "Cadillac Moon" , Violin Concerto by Carlo Boccadoro with the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra of Milan under the conduction of the author himself. Output expected by 2017.

At the moment he collaborates as a soloist and principal conductor of the Giulio Rusconi Chamber Orchestra . He plays on a first half of the 18th century "Augsburger" violin

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‘A distinctive violinist who shows great sensibility for the chamber repertoire’
-Franca Cella, Amadeus

‘A musician of international standing. An outstanding talent among the violinists of his generation’
-Titti Festa, Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno

'Accardo fired wide melodies with his Strad while Sacco stood his ground'.
-Roberto Codazzi, La Provincia

‘His interpretation of the Berio Sequenza was magnificent’
-Angelo Foletto, La Repubblica