francesco buccarella

I MUSICI

Chamber Orchestra, Italy

In 1951, twelve young and promising italian musicians, mainly roman and mostly graduates of the at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, got together “inter pares” to create a unique chamber orchestra comprising six violins, two violas, two cellos, one double bass and one harpsichord.

They chose the simple, yet nice, name I MUSICI and they deliberately decided to shape the ensemble without a conductor, in order to create an egalitarian relationship among the twelve colleagues and friends, which would bring to their music-making a unanimity on technical and interpretative questions. It was a very unconventional but unexpectedly suitable procedure. Notably, maestro Arturo Toscanini, on hearing them rehearsing in April 1952 at the Italian Radio studios, enthused over the young orchestra in front of journalists and musical personalities, and dedicated his photograph to the group with the words “bravi, bravissimi …no! la musica non muore”, (bravo, the music will not die).

A few weeks later, on the 30th of March 1952, their public debut was an enormous success at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Roma; it was the starting point of an astonishing career, which in a short time catapulted them among the ranks of the great international performers.

Francesco Buccarella, born in 1967 in Rome in a family of musicians (his parents have been members of I Musici for over fifty years), began studying piano at the age of four with his mother Maria Teresa Garatti, continuing under Adalberta Spada’s guide with which he graduated at the age of sixteen at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. Later he attended the postgraduate courses of the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Rome, graduating in piano in 1987 with Lya De Barberiis and in ensemble music in 1996 with Felix Ayo.

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He then attended master classes held by Vlado Perlemuter, Gyorgy Sandor and for some years followed the piano masterclasses of M° Konstantin Bogino, completing his artistic and musical training at the highest level. He has obtained various prizes in national and international competitions, undertaking a musical career as a soloist, with orchestra, in chamber groups, and from 2004 he is a component of the prestigious ensemble “I Musici” where he holds the role of harpsichordist and pianist.

Since 1998 he teaches Piano at the “Nino Rota” State Conservatory in Monopoli where he also holds courses of Performance Praxis, techniques of sight reading and new musical languages.

I Musici performed in George Town in 2011 as part of George Town Festival.

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francesco buccarella

I MUSICI

Chamber Orchestra, Italy

In 1951, twelve young and promising italian musicians, mainly roman and mostly graduates of the at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, got together “inter pares” to create a unique chamber orchestra comprising six violins, two violas, two cellos, one double bass and one harpsichord.

They chose the simple, yet nice, name I MUSICI and they deliberately decided to shape the ensemble without a conductor, in order to create an egalitarian relationship among the twelve colleagues and friends, which would bring to their music-making a unanimity on technical and interpretative questions. It was a very unconventional but unexpectedly suitable procedure. Notably, maestro Arturo Toscanini, on hearing them rehearsing in April 1952 at the Italian Radio studios, enthused over the young orchestra in front of journalists and musical personalities, and dedicated his photograph to the group with the words “bravi, bravissimi …no! la musica non muore”, (bravo, the music will not die).

A few weeks later, on the 30th of March 1952, their public debut was an enormous success at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Roma; it was the starting point of an astonishing career, which in a short time catapulted them among the ranks of the great international performers.

Francesco Buccarella, born in 1967 in Rome in a family of musicians (his parents have been members of I Musici for over fifty years), began studying piano at the age of four with his mother Maria Teresa Garatti, continuing under Adalberta Spada’s guide with which he graduated at the age of sixteen at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. Later he attended the postgraduate courses of the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Rome, graduating in piano in 1987 with Lya De Barberiis and in ensemble music in 1996 with Felix Ayo.

He then attended master classes held by Vlado Perlemuter, Gyorgy Sandor and for some years followed the piano masterclasses of M° Konstantin Bogino, completing his artistic and musical training at the highest level. He has obtained various prizes in national and international competitions, undertaking a musical career as a soloist, with orchestra, in chamber groups, and from 2004 he is a component of the prestigious ensemble “I Musici” where he holds the role of harpsichordist and pianist.

Since 1998 he teaches Piano at the “Nino Rota” State Conservatory in Monopoli where he also holds courses of Performance Praxis, techniques of sight reading and new musical languages.

I Musici performed in George Town in 2011 as part of George Town Festival.

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