Season 2021/2022 – Part I
After an intense summer of concerts, the Quartetto di Cremona begins its 2021/2022 season at full speed, with several performances in Europe and with an extremely wide repertoire (among others, Verdi, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Mozart). Then, in the first part of November, the Cremona will be on tour in North America (Santa Monica, Houston and Montreal), where they will present also the “American” Quartet by Antonin Dvorak, their own interpretation of Bach’s “Art of Fugue” and will share the stage for the first time with American clarinetist David Shifrin for the performance of Anton Webern’s elaborate quintet.
Discover in the calendar section all the currently confirmed concerts until November 2021!
01 September 2021
The Quartetto di Cremona continues its summer concert activity with a European tour that will touch Finland, Denmark, Germany, Albania, France and Italy! And there will also be a small (virtual) stop in the USA for a concert followed by a Q&A session. In addition to their “traditional” repertoire (Beethoven, Bach, Schubert and Verdi, among others), in these summer concerts the QdC will perform composers who will enrich its already extensive repertoire and who will characterise the 2021/2022 season. Among them, Prokofiev, Ravel, Janaček, Dvorák. They will also present music by living composers (Nimrod Borenstein, Kalevi Aho) and welcome other musicians for quintet performances (Eckart Runge, Arben Llozi.)
Have a look to the Calendar section to discover all the QdC summer dates!
02 July 2021
Back to live concerts!
We are extremely excited to be back to live concerts, especially because the first three dates will be in our beloved home-country, Italy. However, our international fans won’t have to wait too long as we will be soon playing also in Finland, Denmark, Germany and France.
Check-out the calendar section to know more.
Follow us in streaming!
Do you miss listening to our live concerts? Well, we miss being close to our public and we do hope we can go back performing live very soon. In the meantime, follow our streaming concerts on YouTube!
Many thanks to all the dynamic and generous promoters who made the above and further more videos possible.
New Management for Austria, Germany, Switzerland
The Quartetto di Cremona is delighted to announce the collaboration with
Mark Stephan Buhl Artists Management for the representation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Knowing each other since a long time, Mark Buhl and the QdC are willing to start a new path together, both confident of upcoming positive achievements.
The Quartetto di Cremona wishes to express its gratitude to Konzertdirektion Goette and, in particular, to Sonja Schachermeier, for the past three years’ collaboration and for all the outstanding accomplishments.
Quartetto di Cremona Celebrates 20th anniversary with a new recording: Italian Postcards
The award-winning Italian quartet Quartetto di Cremona celebrates its 20th year anniversary as an internationally acclaimed performing and recording ensemble with the release of their first album for AVIE Records: Italian Postcards. It’s a collection of music inspired by the sounds, landscapes, history and romance of Italy, written by non Italian composers: Nimrod Borenstein’s Cieli d’Italia, commissioned by the Quartet; Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade; Mozart’s very first String Quartet, “Lodi”; and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet, “Souvenir de Florence”.
Violist Ori Kam (Jerusalem Quartet) and cellist Eckart Runge (former founding member of the Artemis Quartet) join the Cremona for the Tchaikovsky’s sextet.
«Italian Postcards» illustrates the Quartetto – «is about coming back to our country, where we started. It’s an homage to our “Bel Paese,” although seen through the eyes of foreign composers who were inspired by our country. We wanted a few pieces that would offer short musical “snapshots” of Italy, and the works by Mozart, Wolf and Borenstein worked perfectly for that. We have always loved Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” which here serves as a bigger, more substantial piece to balance out the shorter works. Plus, it provided us the opportunity to collaborate with two fantastic players and friends, Ori Kam and Eckart Runge».
Made possible by the Franco Buitoni Award received by the Cremona in 2019, this CD was recorded at the beautiful Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte.
Preview Italienische serenade