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Background

Anna Tifu: one of the leading violinist of her generation

Winner of the 2007 George Enescu Competition in Bucharest Anna Tifu is considered one of the leading violinist of her generation.

Born in Cagliari, she started to play the violin at the age of six under the guidance of her father and to perform in public at eight years old when she won 1st prize with special honors at the Vittorio Veneto concert series. At the age of 11 she made her debut as soloist with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and at 12 years old she performed the Bruch Violin Concerto at La Scala in Milan. At 14 she won first prize at the Viotti Valsesia International Competition as well as in Stresa, where she won the Marcello Abbado International Competition in the same year. She received her Music Diploma in Cagliari at the age of 15 with special honors. She studied with Salvatore Accardo at the Academy Walter Stauffer in Cremona and at the Academy Chigiana of Siena where, in 2004, she obtained the Certificate of Honor. She was supported by the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund and at the age of 17, Anna was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with Aaron Rosand, Shmuel Ashkenzay and Pamela Frank. Later she was awarded a scholarship from the International Music Academy in Cagliari to study in Paris where she received the Diplome Superieur de Concertiste at the Ecole Normale.

Anna has appeared with many of the world’s finest orchestras and chamber ensembles, including Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI di Torino, Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Simòn Bòlivar Orchestra of Venezuela, Stuttgarter Philarmoniker, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, George Enescu Philarmonic Orchestra and Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, KZN Philarmonic of Durban, Israel Philharmonic soloists, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica del Qatar. She has worked with conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Gustavo Dudamel, Diego Matheuz, David Afkham, Juraj Valcuha, Mikko Franck, John Axelrod, Christoph Poppen, Justus Frantz, Cristian Mandeal, Horia Andreescu, Sergiu Commissiona, Lü Jia, Giampaolo Bisanti, Julian Kovatchev, Hubert Soudant, Gèrard Korsten, Gabor Ötvös.

Highlights among her recent and forthcoming engagements include performances at the George Enescu International Festival of Bucharest with Orchestra RAI of Torino and Juraj Valcuha, a tour in Russia as well with Orchestra RAI, concert with Gustavo Dudamel and Simòn Bòlivar Orchestra, Season opening concert in Genova, Teatro Carlo Felice, where she played with the famous violin Guarneri del Gesù “IL CANNONE” of Niccolò Paganini, Season opening concert in Venice, Teatro La Fenice with Diego Matheuz, Season opening concert in Milano, for Società dei Concerti where she is regularly invited, Season opening concert in Verona, for Amici della Musica, performance at the Stradivari Festival in Cremona, where she performed with the Etoile Carla Fracci, concerts in Rome, with Yuri Temirkanov and Orchestra Accademia Santa Cecilia and Season opening concert in Paris, with Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, under the baton of Mikko Franck. Most recently she made her debut for Warner Classics where she recorded with the italian pianist Giuseppe Andaloro.

She has collaborated with musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Yuri Bashmet, Ezio Bosso, Enrico Dindo, Julien Quentin, Giuseppe Andaloro, Pekka Kuusisto, Mario Brunello, Michael Nyman, Boris Andrianov, the Etoile Carla Fracci, the actor John Malkovich and Andrea Bocelli, who invited Anna as special guest for concerts in Italy, Egypt and United States. She performed in famous festivals such as Tuscan Sun Festival, Festival de Musique Menton, Ravello Festival, Al Bustan in Beirut and the George Enescu Festival where she is regularly invited, as well at in some of the bestknown institutions and concert halls including la Scala di Milano, Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, Sala Verdi di Milano, Great Hall of Saint Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscow, Konzerthaus of Dortmund, Konzerthaus of Berlino, Beethoven-Saal of Stuttgart, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Rudolphinum Dvorak Hall of Prague, Ateneo and sala Palatului of Bucharest, Madison Square Garden of New York, Staples Center of Los Angeles, Simòn Bòlivar Hall of Caracas.

Anna Tifu has been testimonial for the Italian airline company Alitalia, along with Riccardo Muti, the director Giuseppe Tornatore and the dancer Eleonora Abbagnato. On the occasion of the Summer 2020 solstice, the Orchestra Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Anna Tifu – who for the occasion wears three Fendi Couture dresses – perform the Summer, taken from the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi for the Anima Mundi project for Maison Fendi online in streaming.

Anna plays the 1716 Antonio Stradivari “Marèchal Berthier” ex Napoleon on loan from the Associazione Canale of Milan.

Romeo-Scaccia

Romeo Scaccia, pianist, began his musical training in Cagliari at the “Pierluigi da Palestrina” Conservatory, under the guidance of Arlette Giangrandi Eegmann, graduating with honors. He continued his studies at the Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale in Saluzzo under the guidance of Alexander Lonquich and at the “Franz Liszt” Academy in Budapest under the guidance of Ferenc Rados, who he defines Scaccia as “an authentic and extraordinary talent”.

He majors in Piano, Composition and Multimedia Arts at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam.

Winner of numerous national and international piano competitions, he is currently an established composer and concert performer. He performs all over the world, revealing marked artistic qualities and a remarkable interpretative personality that catalyzes the attention and drags the audience along.

Also appreciated in the world of jazz, he boasts collaborations with Frank Gambale, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Abraham Laboriel, Dionne Warwick.

Following a successful tour with the famous Macedonian fanfare “Kocani Orkestar”, he released an intense live CD “Romeo Scaccia meets Kocani Orkestar”, produced by the Jazzverkstatt of Berlin.

As a composer, Scaccia demonstrates great versatility and undisputed mastery of various musical genres, ranging with unusual naturalness, from classical to baroque, jazz, pop and contemporary.

He is the author of numerous soundtracks, from commercials to documentaries and feature films..

In 2005 he created the soundtrack of the 1929 silent film “La Grazia” performed by the Orchestra of the Teatro Lirico of Cagliari, achieving great success with the public and critics and being revived in the programming of the most important international festivals.

Protagonist at the Shanghai Universal Expo, as the only European artist invited to the prestigious China Pavilion, in collaboration with the Chinese artist Shan Shan Sheng. The music composed by Scaccia for the occasion becomes the soundtrack of the video on Expo 2010 which obtains the prestigious Prix Italia.

In 2011 he released his album for solo piano “Not Yet”, which he presented in Switzerland on the occasion of the Auvernier Jazz Festival, in which Scaccia was called in the role of testimonial artist.

Winner of the 2012 and 2015 editions of the Mediastars Advertising Technical Award for the best soundtrack.

His music accompanies the multimedia exhibition “150 years of the unification of Italy”, presented at the Chamber of Deputies in the presence of the President of the Republic.

In 2014 he was awarded the medal of representation of the Presidency of the Senate of the Republic “For his outstanding artistic qualities and for the constant search for new expressions between visual art, acting and music, which favor essential tools for training and cultural exchanges” .

Sign the soundtrack of the multimedia exhibition of the Italian Pavilion on the occasion of Expo 2015 in Milan.

Written by: Ethel Trabucco

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