Since its formation in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona has established itself as one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international scene. Regularly invited to perform in major music festivals in Europe, North and South America, and Far East, they achieve universal success for their high level of interpretation.
Winner of the “BTT Fellowship” award in 2005, the Quartetto di Cremona also received in 2019 the “Franco Buitoni Award” conferred by the Borletti Buitoni Trust for its constant contribution to the promotion of chamber music in Italy and around the world.
In 2020 the Quartetto di Cremona celebrates its first twenty years of career, an important milestone for an Italian ensemble. For the occasion, concerts and recording projects will be developed over consecutive seasons. Several performances of the complete Beethoven quartets’ cycle, CD releases, a tour with Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” and new music expressly composed for the Quartet.
Further 2020/21 season’s highlights include concerts in Geneva, Istanbul, Milan, Rome, London (Wigmore Hall) and the debuts at the Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Rudolfinum in Prague. Numerous are the collaborations with famous artists such as Angela Hewitt, Eckart Runge, David Orlowsky, Emerson Quartet.
Important recent recording projects include a double CD dedicated to Schubert, featuring cellist Eckart Runge. The album was recorded with the Stradivarius set of instruments named “Paganini Quartet”, on kind loan from the Nippon Music Foundation (Tokyo) and attracted high levels of acclaim in the international press. Same goes for the Beethoven’s string quartets cycle, completed in 2018: the eight volumes won prestigious awards, including Echo Klassik 2017 and ICMA 2018.
Since 2011 they are Professors at the “Walter Stauffer Academy” in Cremona.
In Fall 2020 they have released “Italian Postcards”, a new album including works by Wolf, Mozart, Čajkovskij and a brand-new piece by Nimrod Borenstein.
Frequently invited to present masterclasses in Europe, Asia, North and South America, they are ambassadors for the international project “Friends of Stradivari” and honorary citizens of Cremona, UNESCO Cultural Heritage for violin making. They are also testimonials for “Le Dimore del Quartetto” project and Thomastik Infield Strings
Stauffer Artist Diploma - String Quartet
The high specialization course – Stauffer Artist Diploma in string quartet of the Accademia Stauffer is an annual program for gifted and talented young musicians.