The Quartetto di Cremona, founded in 2000 while the members were students at the Accademia Walter Stauffer in Cremona, Italy, is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting and dynamic chamber music ensembles of their generation. The Strad Magazine noted their "extremely mature and lyrical sound", the Süddeutsche Zeitung described them as "one of the most exciting quartets of their generation" and the London Times have listed them as one of the up-and-coming foursomes to watch.

The ensemble studied with Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna, and Rocco Filippini at the Accademia Walter Stauffer, took master classes with Piero Farulli of the Quartetto Italiano at the Scuola di Musica in Fiesole, and continued their studies with Hatto Beyerle of the Alban Berg Quartet.

The Quartetto di Cremona received a Borletti – Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2005 and have won top prizes at international chamber music competitions including first prize at the seventh Cremona International Competition, along with top prizes at the Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition in Florence, and the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. In 2009, the Quartetto di Cremona made its Decca recording debut of Boccherini Flute Quintets (with Andrea Griminelli) and in 2011, released their second recording for Decca of Fabio Vacchi's String Quartets. Recordings under other labels include the Brahms and Dvorák Piano Quintets (with pianist Filippo Gamba), string quartets by Haydn, Bartók, Borodin, Brahms, and Schubert. Future recording projects include the complete Beethoven String Quartets for the German label Audite and the works by the recent winner of the Nielsen Prize, Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen, who has already dedicated two of his quartets to the group.

The Quartetto di Cremona has performed around the world at concert halls and international music festival such as the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Beethovenhaus and the Beethovenfest in Bonn, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Kammermusik Gemeinde in Hannover, the Torino-Milan (Mi-To) Festival, the Turku Festival in Finland, and the Perth Festival in Australia. During the 2011 – 2012 season, in addition to giving concerts throughout Europe, they will also tour China and South Korea. Their concerts are broadcast by radio and television stations world-wide (RAI, WDR, BBC, VRT, SDR, etc.) performing repertory ranging from early Haydn to contemporary music. They collaborate regularly with artists such as Angela Hewitt, Ivo Pogorelich, Andrea Lucchesini, Lilya Zilberstein, Cédric Tiberghien, Pieter Wispelwey, and Bruno Giuranna; and have worked with composers such as Fabio Vacchi, Helmuth Lachenmann and Silvia Colasanti.

The Quartetto di Cremona has given master classes in Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and throughout Italy. They currently hold professorships at the Accademia Walter Stauffer and have also taught at the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa. They are Artists-in-Residence at the Società del Quartetto of Milan where they are involved in various projects and collaborations that will culminate with the complete cycle of the Beethoven quartets in 2014 for the 150th anniversary of the Societa del Quartetto. Beginning in the fall of 2012, they will be the Quartet-in-Residence at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

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