March 16, 2020
Quartetto di Cremona
The most important Italian string quartet is back to Castiglioncello for an all-Mozart program.
Since its founding in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona has established a reputation as one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage, gaining universal acclaim for their high level of interpretive artistry. Their 2019/2020 season highlights include a long tour in North America, performances in The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Albania, Taiwan and Finland, as well as at the major Italian concert institutions. In 2020, Quartetto di Cremona will celebrate their twenty-year anniversary, an important milestone for the Italian ensemble. Special concerts and recording projects will be carried over two consecutive seasons (2019/2020 and 2020/2021): several performances of the complete Beethoven quartets, new CD releases, a tour with Bach’s “Art of the Fugue”, and new music expressly composed for the Quartet. Noteworthy previous recording projects include the prizewinner Beethoven’s string quartets cycle (completed in 2018 for Audite) and a double CD dedicated to Schubert (featuring cellist Eckart Runge), released in Spring 2019 and highly praised by the international press. The Schubert CD was recorded with the Stradivarius set of instruments named “Paganini Quartet”, graciously loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation. Frequently invited to hold master classes in Europe, North and South America and Asia, they are Professors at the Stauffer Academy in Cremona since 2011. They are also ambassadors for the international project “Friends of Stradivari” and honorary citizens of Cremona.
The ensemble is kindly supported by Kulturfonds Peter Eckes, which lent them four fabulous Italian instruments:
Cristiano Gualco – 1767 G.B. Guadagnini “Cremonensis” violin
Paolo Andreoli – ca. 1758 P.A. Testore violin
Simone Gramaglia – ca. 1680 G. Torazzi viola
Giovanni Scaglione – 1712 Dom N. Amati cello
About This Event:
Date: March 16, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Monteverdi Lounge