Quartetto di Cremona
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Stauffer Academy S. Accardo (Cremona), Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, further studies with Hatto Beyerle, Piero Farulli (Scuola di music di Fiesole)
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
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)
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Cristiano Gualco | Violine
Paolo Andreoli | Violine
Simone Gramaglia | Viola
Giovanni Scaglione | Violoncello

Since its formation in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting chamber music ensembles in the world. A 2005 BBT Fellowship awardee, the Quartetto also received the 2019 Franco Buitoni Award from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust for its contribution to the promotion of chamber music in Italy and the world.

In 2020, the Quartetto di Cremona celebrated its twentieth anniversary with outstanding concerts and recording projects, including several performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven's string quartets, a tour of Bach's The Art of Fugue and new music composed especially for the quartet. It also released its new album Italian Postcards, a collection of music by non-Italian composers such as Mozart, Wolf, Tchaikovsky and a brand new piece by Nimrod Borenstein. Notable previous recordings include the award-winning cycle of Beethoven string quartets and a double CD dedicated to Schubert, which the quartet recorded with cellist Eckart Runge.

Other highlights of recent seasons have included concerts in Geneva, Zurich, Istanbul, Milan, Rome, London (Wigmore Hall) and Taipei, as well as debuts at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Rudolfinum in Prague.

The members of the Quartetto di Cremona are frequently invited as lecturers to master classes in Europe, Asia, North and South America and have been teaching at the Accademia Stauffer in Cremona since 2011. They are ambassadors for the international project Friends of Stradivari and honorary citizens of the city of Cremona, as well as testimonials for the project "Le Dimore del Quartetto" and Thomastik-Infeld String Manufacture.

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)

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