About quartetto guadagnini
The Quartetto Guadagnini was founded in 2012 by four young musicians from Ravenna, Pescara, Rome and Bari. Winner of the Piero Farulli prize, within the XXXIII edition of the prestigious Italian musical critics poll "Franco Abbiati" in 2014, the ensemble stands out among all the best chamber music groups in Europe dedicated to classical and romantic repertoire, for their peculiar feeling for XX and XXI centuries music.
The quartet has already played in the most important Italian concert halls, including the Società del Quartetto of Milan, the Accademia Filarmonica in Rome, the Festival Stradivari in Cremona (on the occasion of the opening of the Violin Museum’s Arvedi Auditorium), the Unione Musicale of Turin, the Società Umanitaria in Milan, the Bologna Festival, the Amici della Musica of Padova, Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna for the Association A. Mariani, Teatro Ponchielli of Cremona, Teatro La Pergola in Firenze, Teatro Savoia in Campobasso and Camerata Musicale in Bari.
In 2016, they returned to the Italian culture Istitut of Paris (December), after playing there with Beatrice Rana in 2015, for a one-month residency followed by two concerts.
In july 2016 they debut at the Festival dei 2Mondi in Spoleto, on stage with Premio Volpi actress Alba Rohrwacher in Tre risvegli, a drama in music by Silvia Colasanti on text by Patrizia Cavalli, directed by Mario Martone. An instrumental suite extracted from the work will be created by the composer and will be dedicated to the quartet.
The quartet also collaborates with other composers such as Paolo Cavallone, of whom they performed and recorded the work Mercutio (2009) and with Raffaele Bellafronte, of whom they recorded for Tactus... For Five, in quintet with guitarist David di Ienno.
Despite its recent formation, the Quartet Guadagnini also received the first prices at the International chamber music competition “Massimiliano Antonelli” in Latina, at the V Musical Competition Marco Dall'Aquila and the XVI International Competition Pietro Argento in Gioia del Colle (BA), and has already appeared on the most important broadcasting channels, including Sandro Cappelletto’s show on RAI 5, dedicated to Mozart’s quartet K465, with excellent audience results.
At present, the quartet is training with Hatto Beyerle, the memorable Alban Berg Quartet violist, at the ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy), founded and directed by Beyerle himself.
The Guadagnini Quartet was given the opportunity to play on intruments created by exeptionnels luthiers, thanks to the patronage of Gianni Accornero. Fabrizio plays a magnificent violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, dated 1838, Cristina a Francesco Guadagnini violin of 1885, while Matteo e Alessandra play, respectively, a viola and a cello by Filippo Fasser of 2012 and 2016.
Guadagnini String Quartet is endorsed by Jargar Strings of Denmark.