About us

Fondazione Arcadia is an independent foundation created with the aim of rediscovering, re-evaluating and increasing the knowledge of musical heritage of the most significant Italian authors of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth century. It is based in Milano.
Fondazione Arcadia is a nationally recognized non-profit organization.

The foundation

      • promotes and manages the vocal and instrumental ensemble Accademia d’Arcadia
      • promotes musicological research, publishes critical editions of Italian 17th and 18th century music (see Catalogue).
      •  elaborates thematic catalogues, organizes  conferences and symposiums.

The Scientific Boards direct and coordinate the activities of research and publication.


The critical editions are published in the series Fondazione Arcadia – Musiche italiane del Seicento and Fondazione Arcadia – Musiche italiane del Settecento, in collaboration with the Società Italiana di Musicologia. 
Publisher: LIM Editore – Lucca.

The foundation has created the ensemble Accademia d’Arcadia
The group varies from 6 to 30 elements.
In 2019 a young vocal ensemble has been added to the instrumental ensemble.
Both groups are under the artistic direction of Alessandra Rossi Lürig.

The Foundation is non-profit, and is legally recognized on a national level.

Fondazione Arcadia is a member of
Società Italiana di Musicologia
Società Editrice di Musicologia
Society for Seventeenth-Century Music

Editorial Board (17th Century music)
(Series «Musiche italiane del Seicento», LIM editrice, Lucca)

Rodolfo Baroncini
Tim Carter
Paolo Cecchi
Daniele Torelli
John Whenham
Board representatives: Marcello Mazzetti, Alessandra Rossi Lürig

Editorial Board (18th Century music)
(Series «Musiche italiane del Settecento», LIM editrice, Lucca)

Bianca Maria Antolini
Alberto Basso
Mariateresa Dellaborra
Friedrich Lippmann († 2019)
Guido Salvetti
Agostino Ziino
Board representative: Alessandra Rossi Lürig

Board of Directors

Bianca Maria Antolini
Renato Palazzi
Alessandra Rossi Lürig
Guido Salvetti
Fabio Vacchi

Artistic Director

Alessandra Rossi Lürig


Giovanni Scoz


Fondazione Arcadia