Pina Carmirelli

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Pina Carmirelli
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Background information
Born(1914-01-23)23 January 1914
Varzi, Italy
Died27 February 1993(1993-02-27) (aged 79)
Capena, Italy

Pina Carmirelli (23 January 1914 in Varzi – 27 February 1993 in Capena) was an Italian violinist.[1]

She started studying music and playing in public when she was very young. She was a pupil of Michelangelo Abbado, and graduated from the Milan Conservatory in violin (1930) and composition (1935). She won the Premio Stradivari in 1937 and the Premio Paganini in 1940. She married the cellist Arturo Bonucci.

She starred in a long concert career, both as soloist and in chamber groups, some of which she co-founded herself:

She was a tenured professor of advanced studies at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia from 1941. She performed in recitals with Rudolf Serkin and Sergio Lorenzi and as a soloist under the direction of Carlo Maria Giulini. She was also first violin of I Musici. As musicologist she edited the critical edition of the work of Boccherini.


  1. ^ "Pina Carmirelli, 79, A Violinist, Is Dead". The New York Times. 4 March 1993.
  2. ^ Tully Potter, "The concert explosion and the age of recording", in Robin Stowell (editor), The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet, Cambridge University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-521-00042-4, p. 81 [1]

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