The Maestro Sacconi
in the testimony of the violinist
Pina Carmirelli

  Rome, June 11, 1985

I had the fortune of meeting Simone Fernando Sacconi in New York when I called on him with my husband, Arturo Bonucci, to show him the Stradivarius violin known as the «Tuscan». The Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome had given me permission to play it at the time (around 1962).

I was extraordinarily impressed by Maestro Sacconi, not just because of his great friendliness and cordiality, but also because of the many sensations we had thanks to that visit; in fact, the Maestro very enthusiastically had us admire (and allowed me to play) a great number of precious instruments which the Wurlitzer Company had placed in his care. All in all, it was an extraordinary morning, something that I'll never forget.

My admiration for Maestro Sacconi is sincere and absolute.

Rome, June 11, 1985

Taken from the book: «From Violinmaking to Music: The Life and Works of Simone Fernando Sacconi», presented on December 17, 1985 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. (Cremona, ACLAP, first edition 1985, second edition 1986, page 189 - Italian / English).