Tuesday 10 April 2018

Quartetto di Cremona wins the ICMA 2018 Awards

On Friday 6th April in Katowike took place the ICMA 2018 Awarding Ceremony with our Beethoven Volume n.7 and Volume n.8 winning this prestigious prize.

Here the Jury's motivation of the award: "These interpretations are powerful, vibrating, excitingly intense and inspiring from the very first to the very last note, providing decisive proof of Quartetto di Cremona's overwhelming technical capacity and fantastic musicianship".

Many thanks to Audite for this fascinating journey together.

Saturday 24 February 2018

Daniel Smith back to Milano

On February 22nd and 24th the Australian conductor Daniel Smith, recently appointed First Guest Conductor of Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, is back to Milano to conduct Daniel Smith, recentemente nominato Primo Direttore Ospite del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, torna a Milano sul podio dei Pomeriggi Musicali per un programma dedicato a Beethoven, Wagner e Kodaly.">I Pomeriggi Musicali.

Program:
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Beethoven Piano Concerto n. 2 with Nicholas Angelich
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Kodaly Dances of Galanta

Thursday 8 February 2018

Two projects for John Axelrod with Orchestra Rai in Torino

Next week John Axelrod will be conducting Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai in Torino for two extremly interesting projects. 

On Thursday 8 February, for the first time at Auditorium Rai, a symphonic concert will become also a ballett, starring Roberto Bolle in Apollon Musagète by Igor Stravinskij. The project is produced in collaboration with Teatro alla Scala in Milan and it will be brodcasted on Italian tv channel Rai 5 on the 8th March.
In the second part, John Axelrod will conduct the Orchestra Rai in a "dance program" including works by Gluck and Stravinskij. 
http://www.orchestrasinfonica.rai.it/articoli/roberto-bolle%C2%A0per-la-prima-volta-allauditorium-rai-con%C2%A0apollon-musagète/39685/default.aspx

On Sunday 11 February John Axelrod will be also conducting the traditional Carnival Concert of Orchestra Rai, involving for the first time the famous duo Igudesman & Joo with their show A Big Nightmare Music, where some very famous classical works are ironically "revised", involving also some members of the orchestra. In th second half, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche by Richard Strauss, Flowers Waltz by Pëtr Il’ Čajkovskij and the Ouverture and Can Can from Orphée aux Enfers by Jacques Offenbach will complete the Carnival Concert program, live broadcasted on Rai-Radio 3.
http://www.orchestrasinfonica.rai.it/articoli/il-debutto-di-igudesman-e-joo-per-il-concerto-di-carnevale/39745/default.aspx

 

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Recital of Andrea Lucchesini at LAC Lugano with a special italian program

A bridge between the great classical music of the past and the art of the present: this is the goal of the composer Fabio Vacchi, who wrote a Sonata for pianist Andrea Lucchesini. In the récital, Lucchesini will propose this new composition, making it dialogue with Bach, Clementi and Scarlatti.

Vacchi Sonata nr. 1 prima mondiale
Clementi Didone abbandonata op. 50 nr.3
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Scarlatti 2 Sonate
Vacchi post a Scarlatti nr. 1
Scarlatti 2 Sonate
Vacchi post a Scarlatti nr. 2
Scarlatti 2 Sonate
Vacchi post a Scarlatti nr. 3
Bach Busoni Ciaccona

Tuesday 6 February at 20:30, Sala Teatro, LAC, Lugano

https:/more info

Saturday 27 January 2018

STRING QUARTET BIENNALE AMSTERDAM

Beginning on Saturday 27 January, the first edition of the "String Quartet Biennale" in Amsterdam will take place at the prestigious Muziekgebouw, which will host concerts, lectures and masterclasses dedicated to the string quartet world.
Among the ensambles invited to the first edition of the Festival, also Quartetto di Cremona, Emerson String Quartet, Hagen Quartet and Quartetto Quiroga.

For a whole week Amsterdam will be the capital city of the string quartet.
More info here.

Thursday 18 January 2018

KRYSTIAN ZIMERMAN AND QUARTETTO DI CREMONA AWARDED WITH ICMA 2018

Congratulations to Krystian Zimerman and Quartetto di Cremona, awarded with the ICMA 2018 (International Classical Music Awards).
Krystian Zimerman wins the prize in the category "solo instrument" with his latest CD dedicated to Schubert (DG).
The Quartetto di Cremona is awarded in the category "chamber music" for both Volume N.7 and N.8 of their Beethoven Cycle (Audite).
The Award Ceremony and Gala Concert will take place on April 6 at the magnificent concert hall of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio in Katowice, conducted by Alexander Liebreich.

Wednesday 17 January 2018

DANIEL SMITH DEBUTS WITH MAGGIO MUSICALE IN FIRENZE

Daniel Smith begins his 2018 with an important debut conducting the Orchestra of Maggio Musicale in Firenze, with a program which includes also a piece written for orchestra and didgeridoo, an Australian traditional instrument played by William Burton, coauthor of the music inspired to an aboriginal song.
In the second part, Daniel Smith will conduct Shostakovich Symphony n.12, included in the "Shostakovich Cycle" planned by Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in this season.

http://www.operadifirenze.it/events/daniel-smith/

 

Monday 15 January 2018

New Representation: VALENTIN URYUPIN

We are glad to announce the representation of the young Russian conductor VALENTIN URYUPIN.

Winner in 2017 of the 8th International Conductor’s Competition Sir Georg Solti, Valentin Uryupin is an exceptional musician: not only is he a celebrated conductor, but as a clarinettist he has won more than 20 international competitions and performed worldwide.

His career is equally divided between the opera house and the symphonic stage.

Since 2011, Valentin Uryupin is resident conductor of the MusicaAeterna Orchestra at the Perm Opera, which was founded in 2004 by Teodor Currentzis and has since impressed audiences with numerous international guest appearances. He is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rostov-on-Don Symphony Orchestra since 2015.

Our office represents Uryupin in United Kingdom, Italy (Canton of Ticino included), Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand.

For more information.

Saturday 9 December 2017

Benedetto Lupo celebrates Claude Debussy

Deservedly considered one of the most prominent performer of the French repertoire, Benedetto Lupo is going to celebrate Claude Debussy hundredth death anniversary, commemorated in 2018.
Beginning in December 2017 (7 December in Macerata and 9 December in Firenze) and through all 2018, Benedetto Lupo will hold several recitals with a program totally dedicated to Debussy, playing the “Images” cycle (included the “oubliées” ones), “Estampes” and the "Second Suite Bergamasque”, originally thought by teh French composer as one piece and then pubblished in several works by different editors.
The program will therefore be a unique journey in the pianistic world of one of the greatest composers of all time.