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Maestro Salvatore Accardo President of the Jury

Salvatore Accardo, universally considered as the greatest connoisseur of Paganini's violin art, is the President of the international jury of the 57th edition.

First ever winner of the Competition in 1958, four of his students won the first prize: Massimo Quarta - the first Italian in over thirty years - Giovanni Angeleri, Mariusz Patyra and, in 2021, Giuseppe Gibboni.

M° Accardo collaborated as a juror with the “Premio Paganini” in 1973, 1982 and 2004; since 2008 he has been an honorary citizen of Genoa.