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Quartetto di Cremona - Oct 25, 2019

We are excited to welcome newcomers from Italy, serendipitously touring the U.S. in late October. Since its formation in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona has established a reputation as an exciting chamber ensemble on the international stage. Regularly invited to perform at the most important festivals and concert seasons across Europe, North and South America, and the Far East, the Quartet has garnered universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its high level of interpretive artistry. I would add that their recordings and artistic statements bespeak a rare depth of seriousness and integrity to their art. Awarded with the BBT Fellowship in 2005, the Quartetto di Cremona is the recipient of the second “Franco Buitoni Award” (2019), in recognition of their contribution in promoting and encouraging chamber music in Italy and throughout the world. Their complete Beethoven string quartets recordings have garnered high levels of acclaim in the international press, winning several prizes (Echo Klassik 2017 and ICMA 2018, among others), with the Quartetto di Cremona being unanimously considered the “true heir of the great Quartetto Italiano.”

Their Boise concert will feature an Italian program, including the rare quartets by Verdi and Respighi—great chamber music by composing giants whose primary focus was opera and orchestral music, respectively. Expect emotional drama and an extraordinary range of color and intensity. The Quartetto di Cremona is kindly supported by the Kulturfonds Peter Eckes (Mainz) with four fabulous Italian instruments:

Cristiano Gualco – violin G.B. Guadagnini “Cremonensis”, Torino 1767
Paolo Andreoli – violin Paolo Antonio Testore, Milano ca. 1758
Simone Gramaglia – viola Gioachino Torazzi, ca. 1680
Giovanni Scaglione – cello Dom Nicola Amati, Bologna 1712

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