The Orchestra

The Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia was the first orchestra in Italy to devote itself exclusively to the symphonic repertoire. Sir Antonio Pappano is the Music Director since 2005.

The Chorus

The origins of the multi-secular Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia are closely linked to choral singing: in the second half of the 1500’s, several Chapel-masters and Choristers formed an association, electing as President Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, thus founding the Accademia.

Music Director
Antonio Pappano

Principal Guest Conductor
Jakub Hrůša

Chorus Master
Piero Monti

The Auditorium Parco della Musica

The Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome designed by architect Renzo Piano, is one of the largest music complexes in the world today.


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