Musicians on stage conducted Antonio Pappano

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia


The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is one of the oldest musical institutions in the world. Officially founded in 1585, it has evolved over the centuries from an organization of largely “local” musicians to a modern academy and symphonic concert organization of international repute. Uniting an academic body of 100 of the most illustrious exponents of culture and music with a symphonic orchestra and chorus that are among the most internationally renowned, the Accademia carries out professional musical training and conserves an extremely rich historical patrimony, thus reflecting its own multi-century history.

Sir Antonio Pappano has been Music Director of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia since October 2005.

From the 24/25 season the Music Director of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia will be Daniel Harding.

October 2017 saw Askonas Holt’s first tour with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, in which the orchestra performed across the US with Sir Antonio Pappano, Martha Argerich and Beatrice Rana, in Boston, Rochester NY and Washington DC.


  • Oct 2017
    Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia | USA | October 2017

    Sir Antonio Pappano Marta Argerich (piano) Programme: Verdi Sinfonia from Aida, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3, Respighi Fountains of Rome, Respighi Pines of Rome Symphony Hall, Boston | Kodak Hall, Rochester | Kennedy Center, Washington