The Pietà de’ Turchini Centre for Early Music was established as a non-profit association in 1997 to give coherent form to the project of artistic enhancement and interdisciplinary research, dedicated to the Neapolitan musical and theatrical heritage of the 16th-18th centuries and its reflections in the contemporary European music production. Immediately, the cultural project that the Pietà de’ Turchini promotes, collects important awards: the highly coveted Franco Abbiati award for the enterprising and irreplaceable contribution to the executive and editorial rediscovery of the Neapolitan Baroque;
the Efesto – Mediterraneo Award from the Historical Family Businesses Association from Campania “I Centenari”, for its contribution to the cultural development of the area, and to the prestige of the Campania region in Italy and around the world; to which are added the prestigious awards and feedback to the many musical projects and recordings and DVDs, promoted and supported over the years. Since 2010, the Association has been transformed into a private law Foundation, increasingly proposing itself as a hub of aggregation, of productive exchange between musicians, ensembles, scholars, researchers in defence of a positive and cultured image of the city of Naples throughout the world
Chaired by Marco Rossi from 2003 to 2018, from 2019 it appointed Mariafederica Castaldo as president, who is also the artistic director. For musical and scientific programming, the Pietà de’ Turchini avails itself of the advice of two committees, one artistic and the other scientific. The former includes Mariafederica Castaldo, Stefano Demicheli, Paologiovanni Maione; the latter Paolo Fabbri, Lucio Tufano, Paologiovanni Maione, Francesco Cotticelli, Nicola De Blasi, Siro Ferrone.
by Sergio Riccio