Saturday 16 June 2018

THE QUARTETTO DI CREMONA AT THE UNITED NATIONS IN GENEVA

This evening at the United Nations Palace in Geneva, the Quartetto di Cremona will be playing Beethoven and Chausson in a concert included in the celebrations for the 70th Anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration.
The event is realized in collaboration with the Nippon Music Foundation which has given on loan to the ensemble the wonderful set of instruments known as the "Paganini Quartet", made by Antonio Stradivari and beloned to Niccolò Paganini.

After Geneva, the Quartetto di Cremona will play in Venice, in Albania, in Seoul and in Japan.

Friday 15 June 2018

John Axelrod between Sevilla and Belgrade

A very intense June for John Axelrod, with three concerts in Sevilla with the Real Orquestra Sinfonica (where he is GM, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor) and a new invitation to conduct the Belgrade Philharmonic (Friday 15 June).
John Axelrod in indeed an extremely versitile conductor, always proposing intresting programs: within a few weeks he will be conducting a really wide repertoire, with a huge presence of US composers (among them Bernstein in the 100 birth annyversary), a special attetion to rarerly performed works, and a specific focus on Shostakovich, already followed by amazing reviews on the Spanish press. 

Friday 8 June 2018

RELEASED THE QUARTETTO DI CREMONA BEETHOVEN BOX

Two years of intense work and eight CDs: here it is the Quartetto di Cremona Beethoven Box which collects the complete recordings of Ludwig van Betehoven String Quartets made by the Cremona and issued by the German label Audite.
The Beethoven Box is indeed an outstanding achivement in the ensemble career, considered the most rappresentative Italian string quartet all over the world.
The eight volumes have alreday gained the praise of the international critics as well as a few important prizes such as Echo Klassik 2017 (volume n.7) and ICMA 2018 (volume n.7 and n.8).

More information on how purchase or download the Beethoven Box at this link.

Thursday 12 April 2018

Tito Ceccherini triumphs at the Frankfurt Opera

Another resounding success for Tito Ceccherini at the Frankfurt Opera with a new production of "From the house of the dead" by Janacek, which debuted last Sunday and whose performances will continue until April 29.

A former guest of the German theatre, Tito Ceccherini has led the orchestra and the singing company through the complex pages of Janacek, "highlighting the many layers of colour inherent in music in an authoritative and extremely precise way, without ever losing sight of the overall architecture of the opera" (Deutschlandfunk-Kultur).
The French magazine ResMusica also highlighted how "the great strength of the representation comes mainly from the hole (...) thanks to the particularly innovative direction of the Italian conductor Tito Ceccherini...".

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.