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The world renowned National Academy of St Cecilia has appointed ASSAIF's Antea Brugnoni as a manager of a project that aims to spread its top quality musical offering to the MENASA region.

The National Academy of St Cecilia is one of the oldest musical institutions in the world and the oldest in Italy, founded by the papal bull 'Ratione congruit', issued by Sixtus V in 1585. A number of very prominent musicians and artists performed, composed for or were members of the Academy through the centuries, such as: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Niccolò Jommelli, Cherubini, Mercadante, Donizetti, Rossini, Paganini, Auber, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Gounod, Meyerbeer, Luciano Berio, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Cecilia Bartoli. 

Concert tours, workshops, summer schools and the exhibition of the Academy's unique collection of musical instruments are some of the initiatives aiming to strengthen cultural and religious understanding.


Piero della Francesca, ‘La città ideale’, Italy XVI century