ABOUT

The Quartet

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Eleonora Matsuno

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Ida Di Vita

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Jamiang Santi

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Cosimo Carovani

 

 

“… Sound quality, flawless together and

commitment to making the dialogue between the instruments intelligible ... "

(Gaetano Santangelo, Amadeus)

 

The Indaco Quartet was born in 2007 at the Music School of Fiesole, thanks to the impulse of Piero Farulli and Andrea Nannoni, and is today considered among the most interesting Italian string quartets of its generation: Paolo Viola says of the quartet that is formed by “musicians who have achieved a magnificent sound and exemplary amalgamation, and who have fully entered the elite of the most important Italian quartets”.

 

After graduating from Fiesole, the Indigo Quartet 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 in Hannover, under the guidance of Oliver Wille (Quartetto Kuss), and also perfected himself within the prestigious Accademia Chigiana with which he collaborates by playing concerts both in Italy and abroad.

 

The quartet was awarded the Scotese Prize in 2017, the "Börsen Club Hannover" and after winning the special prize "Jeunesses Musicales" at the International Competition "Premio Paolo Borciani" 2014, 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 Indigo Quartet 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 hardly contained it”.

 

“Compact ensemble, full of enamel and exuberance”, the Indigo 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 dissemination of new musical languages.

Guest of prestigious music festivals and institutions in Italy - among others, the Quirinale Concerts in Rome, the Quartet Society of Milan, the Friends of Music in Reggio Emilia, the "Paesaggi Musicali Toscani" Festival, the "Festival dei Due Mondi" in Spoleto , Nuova Consonanza, Società del Quartetto di Bergamo, Festival Stradivari, Unione Musicale di Torino - the Quartet also performs regularly in Germany -Heidelberger Frühlings, Podium Festival, Goslar Musik Wochen- Switzerland France, Ireland, Kuwait, Latvia, Sweden, Portugal, Spain and Holland.

The quartet shared the stage with internationally renowned soloists and chamber musicians, including Enrico Bronzi, Avi Avital, Julian Bliss, Franziska Pietsch, Josu de Solaun, Bruno Canino, Uri Cane, Massimo Mercelli, Claudia Barainsky.

 

The quartet is dedicatee of many works by composers such as Giovanni Sollima, Federico Maria Sardelli, Alessandro Solbiati, Giovanni Bietti, Nicola Sani and in 2020 he performed the piece "Via Lucis delle Ombre" for concertante quartet and string orchestra in the orchestral season of Classic Milan.

 

In addition, he recorded for Brillant Classics the complete quartets of the Pavese composer Giovanni Albini and with Ema Vinci Srl with the victory of the SIAE tender "for those who create" 2019 the quartet "Songs after the Apocalypse" by Andrea Portera.

In 2020 the first Album is released, published with Ema Vinci dedicated to northern music entitled "Northern Lights" with works by Grieg, Sallinen, Rachmaninov and Cosimo Carovani with a work dedicated to the quartet.

Always very attentive to the transmission of contemporary music, he was a quartet in residence at the HighScore festival in Pavia from 2013 to 2019 and in 2021 he promoted the publishing and recording project "Dante21" in collaboration with the Contemporary Publishing House "Sconfinarte" of Milan, which involves 34 living Italian composers for the songs of Dante's Inferno,

In 2022, in addition to the album "Miniature" always published for the Sconfinarte editions, the release of a new concept album is scheduled, which takes the name of Avalon -songs from a lost world-, composed of arrangements by the same quartet of medieval music , Renaissance, European folklore and pieces composed ad hoc.

From 2017 he took part in the international project "Le Dimore del Quartetto" and from the same year he was a quartet in residence of the Milano Classica orchestra.

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