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.
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.
On Sunday 29 October, seven Resia's artists will be awarded the Echo Prize Klassik 2017 in Hamburg.
Congratulations to Maurizio Pollini, Daniel Hope, Ksenjia Sidorova,
Renaud Capuçon, Fazil Say, Sabine Meyer, Quartetto di Cremona.
The awarding ceremony, held at the Elbphilharmonie, will include also a concert involving many of the winner artists (among them Maurizio Pollini, Ksenjia Sidorova and Daniel Hope).
The evening will be broadcasted live on German TV channel ZDF.
More infos here.
A moment of important achivements and recognitions for the Quartetto di Cremona who has now the opportunity to play the "Paganini Quartet" by Antonio Stradivari, loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation and once owned by Nicolò Paganini.
The first concert with the four wonderful Strads was in Hamburg (29 September) at the oustanding Laeiszhalle, where the Quartetto di Cremona has seduced the pubblic with an "Italian Journey" program.
At the moment the ensemble is on tour in India and at the end of October (29/10) will attend the awarding ceremony of the Echo Klassik 2017 (Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg), as winner of the prize for the best chamber music recording (XIX century repertoire) awarded to volume N.7 of the Beethoven cycle, recently completed with the German label Audite.
It is alaready a success the latest CD of the Beethoven cycle (volume N.8) recordered by the Quartetto di Cremona for the German label Audite.
Pizzicato Magazine considers it "engaging until the last note" and states that the "Quartetto di Cremona finishes their outstanding Beethoven cycle with vibrant and highly passionate performances", giving to volume 8 the Supersonic Award.
Certainly another good news for the Italian ensemble after being awarded with the prize Echo Klassik 2017 for volume n.7.
For the first time, in the 2017 edition of the outstanding Buson Piano Competition one of the six semifinalists has been assigned a special prize for the best chamber music performance, awarded by the Quartetto di Cremona.
After two intense rounds followed by many people both in the hall and in web streaming, the Quartetto di Cremona awarded the young Russian pianist Anna Geniushene, who has been then ammitted to the Competition final, held in Bolzano on 1 September.
Quartetto di Cremona wins the prize Echo Klassik 2017 for Volume N.7 of the Ludwig van Beethoven string quartets cycle, realised by the German label Audite.
It's the first time in the history of the prize, awarded by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (Federal Music Industry Association), that an Italian string quartet wins for the best recording in the section "chamber music of the XIX century" and, more over, for the performance of a German composer.
Volume N.7 was already recognized as one of the best recording by the Quartetto di Cremona, awarded with the Supersonic Award by Pizzicato Magazine and getting a wonderful review on The Strad. The last CD of the cycle (volume 8) will be realised in September 2017 and presented in Germany on 29/09 while the Quartetto di Cremona will be playing at the Laeisz Halle in Hamburg.
Standing ovation for the Quartetto di Cremona in Amsterdam for the debut at the Concertgebouw on 18 July.
The audience particoulary apprecieted their performance of Beethoven op.132, with huge applauses at the end of the concert and after the encore.
Many people waited for the four musicians to ask autographs and to congratualte direclty with then for the wonderful concert.
An important debut for the Quartetto di Cremona who will be playing for the first time at the eminent Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 18 July.
Internationally considered one of the best string quartet of our time, the Quartetto di Cremona will be back to Amsterdam in January 2018, invited to perform at the Biennale of String Quartets, one of the most important music event around Europe.
For more infos on the July concert click here, for the Biennale visit the website here.
This week two important debuts at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari: Maxim Emelyanychev, who will conduct an Italian orchestra for the first time, and Gabriele Carcano, at his first experience on Bari's stage.
Although only 27 years old, Maxim Emelyanychev is Principal Conductor of the baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro, well-known all over Europe for its numerous tournèe and for winning the Echo Klassik 2016 award for the recording of Haydn Symphonies and Concerts.
In Bari there will be also another successful young performer: Gabriele Carcano, whose first CD dedicated to early Brahms compositions for piano has been wonderfully reviewed by the international critics. Among authors closed to Carcano's sensitivity, there are certainly Mozart and Beethoven, both in the program of the concert at Petruzzelli (Mozart, Concerto n.23 K.488 and Beethoven, Fantasy op.80 for piano, chorus and orchestra).
To complete the program, Mendelssohn Symphony n.5 "Reform".
For more infos click here.
Quartetto di Cremonas CD “Ludwig van Beethoven Streichquartett op.18 Nr.2; Streichquartett op.59 Nr.3
was CD of the week in the radio program “Ö1 Klassik-Treffpunkt” on the 15th of April 2017.