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Guest Artist: Quartetto di Cremona

October 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT

Quartetto di Cremona

Boise Chamber Music Series presents Quartetto di Cremona

Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 pm, the Boise Chamber Music Series presents Quartetto di Cremona for the second concert of the 2019-2020 season. Quartetto di Cremona will perform a concert of string quartets by the most prominent Italian composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, and Ottorino Respighi, as well as an early quartet by Mozart.

Since its formation in 2000, Quartetto di Cremona has established an outstanding reputation on the international stage. Regularly invited to perform in major music festivals in Europe, North and South America, and the Far East, they garner universal acclaim for their high level of interpretive artistry. “BBT Fellowship” prize winners in 2005, the Quartetto di Cremona received by the Borletti Buitoni Trust the “Franco Buitoni Award” (2019 edition) for its constant contribution to the promotion of chamber music in Italy and around the world.

Noteworthy recent recording projects include the double CD dedicated to Schubert, released in 2019 and featuring cellist Eckart Runge. The Schubert CD was recorded with the Stradivarius set of instruments named “Paganini Quartet,” on kind loan from the Nippon Music Foundation (Tokyo). The album attracted high levels of acclaim in the international press, which unanimously considers the Quartetto di Cremona as the true heir of the Quartetto Italiano. Their Beethoven string quartet cycle, completed in 2018 for Audite in eight volumes, won prestigious awards (including Echo Klassik 2017 and ICMA 2018) and received numerous recognitions from specialized critics.

Frequently invited to present master classes in Europe, North and South America and Asia, 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.

The ensemble is kindly supported by 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

For single tickets at $30 to the Friday, Oct. 25 concert, in the Velma V. Morrison Recital Hall, please make email inquiries in advance to jbelfy@boisestate.edu.

On Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 9:30 am, Quartetto di Cremona will coach two Boise State student string quartets in a master class in the Morrison Center Recital Hall. This free, educational event is open to the public.

Public parking with fee in the Brady Garage.

The events of the Boise Chamber Music Series are sponsored by the Boise Chamber Music Society and the Boise State Dept. of Music. Special thanks to our group season sponsors, Hotel 43 and The Grove Hotel. For further information: Jeanne Belfy, jbelfy@boisestate.edu.

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