Quartetto di Cremona
A | D | CH
Born
Italy
Studies
Stauffer Academy S. Accardo (Cremona), Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, further studies with Hatto Beyerle, Piero Farulli (Scuola di music di Fiesole)
Highlights
Chosen for International project "Friends of Stradivari"
"Artist in Residence" at the Societa' del Quartetto of Milan
Complete cycle Beethoven quartets for 150th anniversary of the Societa' del Quartetto Milan in 2014
Prizes
Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Web Concert Hall Competition,
Vittorio Veneto Competition, Cremona International Competition and Second Prize at the V. Gui International Competition in Florence, 2nd Prize 4th International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne (2003)
Recordings
Decca, Audite, Genuin
Short Biography
Cristiano Gualco | Violine
Paolo Andreoli | Violine
Simone Gramaglia | Viola
Giovanni Scaglione | Violoncello

Since its formation in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona has established a reputation as one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage, garnered universal acclaim for its high level of interpretive artistry.
“BBT Fellowship” prize winner in 2005, the Quartetto di Cremona received by the Borletti Buitoni Trust also the “Franco Buitoni Award” (2019) for its constant contribution to the promotion of chamber music in Italy and around the world.

In 2020 the Quartetto di Cremona celebrates its first twenty years of career, with distinguished concerts and recording projects developed over consecutive seasons. Among them, several performances of the complete Beethoven quartets’ cycle, a tour with Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue”, new music expressly composed for the Quartet. Moreover, a new album released in November 2020 for Avie Records: “Italian Postcards” is a collection of music written by non-Italian composers such as Mozart, Wolf, Tchaikovsky and a brand-new piece by Nimrod Borenstein. Further 2020/21 season’s highlights include concerts in Geneva, Istanbul, Milan, Rome, London (Wigmore Hall), Taipei and the debuts at the Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Rudolfinum in Prague.

Noteworthy previous recording projects include the prizewinning Beethoven’s string quartets cycle and a double CD dedicated to Schubert (featuring cellist Eckart Runge) which attracted high levels of acclaim in the international press.

Frequently invited to present masterclasses in Europe, Asia, North and South America, since 2011 they are Professors at the “Walter Stauffer Academy” in Cremona. They are ambassadors for the international project “Friends of Stradivari” and honorary citizens of Cremona, UNESCO Cultural Heritage for violin making. They are also testimonials for “Le Dimore del Quartetto” project and Thomastik Infield Strings.

Cristiano Gualco
violin Nicola Amati, Cremona 1640

Paolo Andreoli
violin Paolo Antonio Testore, Milano ca. 1758 (Kulturfonds Peter Eckes)

Simone Gramaglia
viola Gioachino Torazzi, ca. 1680 (Kulturfonds Peter Eckes)

Giovanni Scaglione
cello Dom Nicola Amati, Bologna 1712 (Kulturfonds Peter Eckes)


2020/2021

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