Founded in 1985, the Stauffer Academy is an ambitious educational project to support future generations of musicians. Some of the most authoritative Maestros of international caliber contributed to its creation: Salvatore Accardo (violin), Bruno Giuranna (viola), Rocco Filippini (cello), Franco Petracchi (double bass).
As a leading academic center for the high-quality education of string instrumentalists, the Academy faculty brings together some of the most successful and appreciated Italian and international artists, to guarantee an integrated and varied academic offer. The excellence of the great Italian music school connects with the best international training experiences ensuring an integrated and diversified educational offer.
The Academy offers annual advanced courses held by Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna, Antonio Meneses, Franco Petracchi and the Quartetto di Cremona; it provides an annual professional course for concertmaster held by ten Concertmasters of the leading European orchestras; masterclasses and residences programs are carried out in collaboration with some of the most prestigious international academic institutions.
All admitted students have access to the courses following a rigorous selection process, based on merit and personal motivation.
The Academy’s alumni includes numerous internationally renowned soloists, established chamber music ensembles, and the first parts of some of the most authoritative orchestral groups.
The most established and appreciated Italian and international artists
The excellence of the great Italian music school and the best international training experiences