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Turchini awarded the prestigious Abbiati prize


The Italian Association of Music Critics has awarded for the second time the Abbiati Prize, the country’s most coveted honor in Italy, to La Pietà de’ Turchini. 

The jury of XXXIX edition of the Franco Abbiati Prize awarded the "Best Music Initiative" prize for 2019 to the "Volcanic Talents" project. This is the second time in the 23 years of its existence that the Pietà de' Turchini Foundation has been awarded such sought after recognition. The first time Turchini won this prestigious award was in 1997 thanks to "the enterprising and irreplaceable contribution to the executive rediscovery and editorial critic of the Neapolitan Baroque".

This year the attribution of the prize was motivated by “the pioneering initiative created by Federica Castaldo assisted by Paologiovanni Maione for the musicological aspects and Marco Rossi for the project management, in favor of the promotion of young musical talents involved in a training and professional residence path, with the musical guide of Stefano Demicheli and the supervision of tutors specialized in philologically informed executive practice”.

Other winners of the 2020 edition of the Abbiati prize are World renowned artists and musical institutions such as: Kirienko Petrenko, Marta Argerich, Mario Martone, Robert Carsen, Teatro alla Scala, National Academy of Santa Cecilia, Opera di Roma, Music for Matera.