Aida Stucki (19 February 1921, in Cairo – 9 June 2011) was a Swiss violinist and educator.
|Born||19 February 1921|
|Died||9 June 2011(aged 90)|
Aida Stucki studied with Ernst Wolters in Winterthur, Stefi Geyer in Zurich and Carl Flesch in Lucerne. She won the Geneva Competition in 1940, which opened doors to versatile concert activities under the most famous conductors all over Europe including Pina Pozzi, Walter Frey, Christoph Lieske, Clara Haskil and Elly Ney.
Together with her husband, the First Concertmaster of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Zurich Giuseppe Piraccini, the principal violist Friedrich Hermann, later Gerhard Wieser and the solo cellist Walter Haefeli she founded in 1959, the Piraccini-Stucki String Quartet, which soon gained an international reputation.
As early as 1948 she began teaching in Winterthur, and in 1992, she joined the first violin master class of the former Winterthur Conservatory (today Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), where she worked until her resignation. Their most famous pupil is Anne-Sophie Mutter. Many musicians, who today dominate the international musical life, emerged from the school.
In 1975 she was awarded the prize of the Winterthur Carl Heinrich Ernst Art Foundation.
- 1973: Stiftung Pro Arte Bern
- 1975: Kunstpreis der Carl Heinrich Ernst Kunststiftung (Winterthur)
- 1992: Kunstpreis der Gemeinde Zollikon aus der Dr. K. und H. Hintermeister-Gyger-Stiftung
In 2008, the french independent record label Tahra released a CD with private material from Mrs. Stucki herself. This disc, called L'Art de Aida Stucki offers the Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin concerto, op. 61 (recorded in December 30th 1949 in Zurich) and, as bonus material, Johann-Sebastian Bach's Violin concerto, BWV 1042 (recorded in july 1953, with Walter Barylli as a soloist). Both materials were conducted by Hermann Scherchen, the opus 61 was played by the Studio-Orchester of Beromünster, and the BWV 1042 was played by the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera.
- Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Hrsg.) «ZHdK» – Den Künsten eine Zukunft, Verlag Scheidegger und Spiess
- "Violinist and teacher Aida Stucki dies aged 90 - The Strad". The Strad. Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
- Website von Aida Stucki
- A violin by Roberto Regazzi dedicated to Aida Stucki-Piraccini: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Roberto_Regazzi_Stucki_violin.jpg