Quartetto di Cremona

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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, garnering universal acclaim for its high level of interpretive artistry.

Recent highlights include tours in North America and Holland, performances of the complete Beethoven cycle in Italy, Albania, and Taiwan, concerts in Germany, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Scandinavia, several recitals at the major Italian musical institutions, and concerts in Geneva, Wigmore Hall in London, and Carnegie Hall in New York.

In 2020 the Quartetto di Cremona celebrated its first twenty years, an important milestone for an Italian ensemble. For the occasion, distinguished concerts and record projects were developed over consecutive seasons: several performances of the complete Beethoven quartets, further CD releases, a tour with Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue”, and new music expressly composed for the Quartet.

Noteworthy previous recording projects include the prizewinning Beethoven string quartets cycle, completed in 2018, and a double CD dedicated to Schubert, released in Spring 2019 and featuring cellist Eckart Runge, which attracted high levels of acclaim in the international press. This latter album was recorded with the Stradivarius set of instruments named “Paganini Quartet”, on kind loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

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.