Born July 8, 1903 in Rome, Italy
Died August 31, 1984 in Salzburg, Austria
Carlo Zecchi made his Italian debut in 1920, first performed abroad
in 1922, and made his first tour of the USA in 1931.
In 1939 he had a car accident, which obliged him to abandon work
as a soloist, although he continued playing the most demanding
chamber music and conducting.
He played as only as the duo partner of the cellist Enrico Mainardi.
He toured America with the Florence May Festival Orchestra in 1957
and was permanent conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra
from 1964 to 1976.
In his last years, two fingers on his left hand were paralyzed,
yet he performed Schubert's Trout Quintet.
He also taught, mostly at the S. Cecilia Academy in Rome
and the Salzburg Mozarteum.