For the third musical Thursday of July, Brera/Music, under the artistic direction of Clive Britton, would like to bring to your home this online concert in collaboration with Le Dimore del Quartetto, a creative cultural enterprise that supports the careers of young international chamber music ensembles and enhances European cultural heritage.
Program of the seventh appointment | Thursday 21 July, from 6 p.m.
The seventh Ensemble that will perform is the Quartetto Indaco (Italia) with
M. Ravel, Quartetto in fa maggiore IV. Vif et agité
The reference artwork is Riot in the Gallery, Umberto Boccioni.
The Quartetto Indaco was founded in 2007 at the Fiesole Music School, thanks to the impetus of Piero Farulli and Andrea Nannoni, and is now considered one of the most interesting Italian string quartets of its generation.
After graduating in Fiesole, the Quartetto Indaco follows specialization courses with exponents of the major quartets of our time (among others, Hatto Beyerle and Günter Pichler of the legendary Quartet Alban Berg and Rainer Schmidt of the Quartet Hagen) obtains a Master’s in Chamber Music in 2017 at the Musikhochschule of Hannover, under the guidance of Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartett) and perfected at the Chigiana Academy of Siena.
After winning the special “Jeunesses Musicales” prize at the 2014 “Premio Paolo Borciani” International Competition, he was among the finalists of the same Competition in 2017 and has won several international awards and scholarships.
Particularly appreciated by the public for its extraordinary communication, the Quartetto Indaco has always received excellent reviews from specialized critics who have defined its performances as “an amazing fireworks display, so brilliant that the walls of the hall barely contained it”.
“Compact ensemble, full of enamel and exuberance”, the Quartetto Indaco highlights its artistic qualities in a vast repertoire, from classical to contemporary, with a particular predilection for 19th and 20th century authors. In addition, the Quartetto Indaco carries out in-depth research on Italian authors and is dedicated to the diffusion of new musical languages.
Guest of prestigious music Festivals and institutions in Italy (among others, I Concerti del Quirinale in Rome with live coverage on Rai Radio3, Music in Tennis at Villa Necchi for the Società del Quartetto di Milano, “Amici della Musica di Reggio Emilia”, Festival ” Paesaggi Musicali Toscani “,”Festival dei Due Mondi “in Spoleto, “Nuova Consonanza” in Rome), the Quartet also regularly performs in Germany (Heidelberger Frühlings, Podium Festival, Goslar Musik Wochen) Switzerland, Ireland, Latvia, Sweden, Portugal, Spain and Holland . In the 2019/20 season he made his debut at the Unione Musicale in Turin and at the Stradivari Festival in Cremona, performing with the pianist Uri Caine in a cross-over concert dedicated to Wagner.
Furthermore, he was among the protagonists of the Beethoven complete “Roll Over Beethoven” promoted by the Accademia Chigiana di Siena: the two concerts held by the ensemble were particularly appreciated by critics who underlined how “the harmony of the execution allowed to the public to feel fully involved… “.
He also actively collaborates with internationally renowned soloists and chamber musicians including Enrico Bronzi, Avi Avital, Julian Bliss, Franziska Pietsch, Josu de Solaun, Bruno Canino, Massimo Mercelli, Claudia Barainsky, Giovanni Scaglione.
The quartet is dedicatee of many works by composers such as Giovanni Sollima, Federico Maria Sardelli, Alessandro Solbiati, Giovanni Bietti, Nicola Sani, Remo Anzovino and in 2020 he performed the piece “Via Lucis delle Ombre” by Andrea Portera for concertante quartet and string orchestra in the orchestral season of Milano Classica.
The quartet also recorded complete quartets of the composer Giovanni Albini for Brilliant Classics and the album “Songs after the Apocalypse” by Andrea Portera for Ema Vinci S.r.l.
In 2020 the release of the cd “Northern Lights” dedicated to nordic composers such as Grieg, Rachmaninov and Sallinen, and containing a piece by Cosimo Carovani, composer and cellist of the quartet.
For 2021 the ensemble is carrying out the publishing and recording of two projects in collaboration with the publishing house “Sconfinarte”: Dante21, which involves 34 living Italian composers for the 34 cantos of Dante’s Inferno and Miniature Vol. 1.
Since 2017 the quartet has been quartet in residence for “HighScore Festival” in Pavia and of the Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra.
In 2017 Indaco has taken part in the Le Dimore del Quartetto’s network
Eleonora Matsuno plays the violin J. B. Villaume 1869
Ida di Vita plays the violin Anonimo 1832
Jamiang Santi plays the viola A. Stalmach 2019
Cosimo Carovani plays the cello C. Claudot 1840
Le Dimore del Quartetto
Le Dimore del Quartetto (go to website to learn more +)is a creative cultural enterprise that supports young international string quartets and chamber music ensembles in launching their careers and enhances European cultural heritage, in a circular economy.
Born in 2015 from an idea of Francesca Moncada, Le Dimore del Quartetto develops from a simple exchange: on the eve of an artistic engagement, musicians are hosted free of charge in a mansion for up to a week and, in return, they offer a concert to the owners during their residency period. In this circular economy, the residences become a precious resource for the quartets and vice versa: opportunities to meet in unusual places and often decentralized territories are created, bringing back to life spaces that are not fully used and bringing a new audience to chamber music.
Today, Le Dimore del Quartetto, counts the participation of 91 chamber music ensembles (string quartets and trios, and with piano) with musicians from 41 different countries, 280 historical residences in 17 countries.
With a consolidated network in the field of music and cultural heritage, it deals with projects through the organization of festivals and travel itineraries, masterclasses, master classes and training courses for musicians, educational projects for associations, schools and universities, training and team-building activities for companies, residencies and concerts in historic houses and other places of cultural interest.