Alfredo Campoli
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1906-10-20
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Alfredo Campoli

Alfredo Campoli Biography (Wikipedia)

Alfredo Campoli (20 October 1906 – 27 March 1991) was an Italian-born British violinist, often known simply as Campoli. He was noted for the beauty of the tone he produced from the violin. Campoli spent his childhood and much of his career in England.

Campoli was born in Rome in 1906 where his father was leader of the orchestra at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, taught the violin and was Alfredo’s first teacher. His mother was a dramatic soprano who had toured with Scotti and Caruso, but a retired performer at the time of Campoli's birth. His family moved to England in 1911, and 5 years later Campoli was already giving public concerts. In 1919, he did enter the London Music Festival and won the gold medal for his performance of the Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Campoli made his professional debut in a recital at the Wigmore Hall in 1923. He toured with such singers as Dame Nellie Melba and Dame Clara Butt.

Although he appeared in the standard repertoire with symphony orchestras, during the depression there was little demand for a soloist and Campoli formed his Salon Orchestra and the Welbeck Light Quartet playing at restaurants in London, and other such venues. He appeared at a Prom concert in 1938. During World War II he gave numerous concerts for Allied troops. After the war, he had extended tours of Europe, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and Australia, and continued his work with the BBC, eventually achieving over 1,000 radio broadcasts. He made his American debut in 1953, playing Lalo's Symphonie espagnole with the New York Philharmonic under George Szell. In 1955 he gave the first performance of Sir Arthur Bliss's Violin Concerto, which was written for him. In 1956 he twice toured the Soviet Union.

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Sir Arthur Bliss
Violin Concerto
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Violin Concerto
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Le Canari
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Le Canari
Jeno Hubay
Hejre Kati (Csardas scene no.4) Op.32 vers. violin and piano
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Hejre Kati (Csardas scene no.4) Op.32 vers. violin and piano
Alfredo Campoli
Symphonie espagnole
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Symphonie espagnole
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1964: Prom 08
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Royal Albert Hall
1964-08-03T15:02:15
3
Aug
1964

Proms 1964: Prom 08

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Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1963: Prom 27
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Royal Albert Hall
1963-08-20T15:02:15
20
Aug
1963

Proms 1963: Prom 27

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1961: Prom 43
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Royal Albert Hall
1961-09-09T15:02:15
9
Sep
1961

Proms 1961: Prom 43

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1959: Prom 04
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Royal Albert Hall
1959-07-29T15:02:15
29
Jul
1959

Proms 1959: Prom 04

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1958: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1958-08-06T15:02:15
6
Aug
1958

Proms 1958: Prom 10

19:30
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