Tuesday, April 4th 2023, at 8 pm – – Fondazione Riccardo Catella, Milan
Le Dimore del Quartetto awards ensembles, houses and luthiers of the network who have distinguished in 2022. The scholarships, concerts and other awards are kindly offered by partners and supporters.
Francesca Moncada, Founder and President of Le Dimore del Quartetto, together with Artistic Director Simone Gramaglia, present and share with the audience the important results achieved during the year, illustrating a few significant pages of the Social Report fresh from the drawing board.
Cuore Piano Trio (Poland)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – Trio No. 2 in C Major for Strings and Piano, op. 87
IV. Finale. Allegro giocoso
Quartetto Goldberg (Italy)
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937) – String Quartet in F major
I. Allegro moderato
Trio Sheliak (Italy), Simone Gramaglia – viola
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 47
III. Andante cantabile IV. Finale. Vivace
The entrance is free until seats last
The Belinfante Quartet is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most innovative Dutch string quartets. With the aim of sharing their passion for music with a wider audience, they perform works from the core of the classical string quartet repertoire and combine them with lesser-known masterpieces.
The ensemble was founded in 2017 by students of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (Poland). The musicians are currently continuing their studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien in Vienna (Austria).
The Goldberg Quartet is “Resident Artist” of the Fondazione Società dei Concerti di Milano for the 2022/2023 season, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the “Marcello Pontillo 2022” Competition and the “Young Talents of the Stauffer Academy” scholarship for the 2020-2022 two-year period.
The Trio Sheliak was born in 2019 at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole from a shared passion for the piano trio. The Trio’s reference teacher is Daniela De Santis, who is fundamental to the formation and growth of the group.
The castle is located in the village of Grand Bigard (Groot-Bijgaarden) only 7 km from Brussels. It is surrounded by a large moat and hundred-year-old beech trees. A bridge decorated with heraldic lions from the 17th century leads visitors to the drawbridge. This leads to the 15th-century fortified entrance.
Sant’Angelo in Panzo was built around the 10th century on the ruins of a Roman settlement and in its long existence, which is part of Assisi’s historical, artistic and religious heritage, it has been a convent, an abandoned hermitage, a patrician residence, a rural house and now a private residence.
All of Maestro Conia’s instruments reflect his many years of experience as a violinist in an orchestra. For him, the fretboards, the neck, the bridge, the position of the core and the comfort of the instrument have always been put first in the construction process.
Da Vinci Publishing is an independent publisher of music recordings and scores. It was founded in 2015 in Osaka, Japan, by Edmondo Filippini. Since that year, it established a rich catalogue of both printed music and recordings, focusing in particular on the Classical and Jazz repertoires. It began as a small-sized reality, and its beginning are dedicated to contemporary music: the Society’s project started with a first publication dedicated to the acousmatic music by Biagio Putignano. From that moment, and almost immediately, the Da Vinci catalogue opened itself to large-scale productions, including the complete recording of Bach’s keyboard works and the complete recording of Mozart’s and Beethoven’s Keyboard on period instruments. The Society established partnerships leading it, within a short time, to the publication of approximately 150 recordings and 200 scores every year.
Gioventù Musicale d’Italia, founded in Milan in 1952, is the Italian section of the Federation Internationale des Jeunesses Musicales, an international organization created in Brussels in 1945 which includes countries all over the world. GMI is one of the largest Italian musical organizations in terms of diffusion and number of initiatives carried out (over 200 concerts per year). Its activity ranges from classical music, which is its basis, to jazz, folk, ethnic music, up to the most recent musical expressions. The primary aims of the institution are to spread music and musical culture, especially among young people; to enhance and support young musicians; to train the public of the present and the future. Jeunesses Musicales International is a member of the International Music Council – UNESCO.
The Morosini Fund for Culture and Music has been managed by Maria Candida Morosini (president of the association Amici di Milano Classica, honorary president of the association VoceAllOpera and winner of the Ambrogino d’Oro 2021) since the 1990s and is aimed at supporting culture and young musicians through the provision of scholarships and donations. Since 2013 it has been dedicated to the memory of his son, Francesco Bonelli Scarampi, who died prematurely during a mountain accident.
Promoted by the Musical Association IN MUSICA VERITAS, the International Scholarship for quartets and young chamber groups is a tribute to a special man. Consul General of Italy in Chongqing, a man of culture and a lover of music, Filippo has always known how to recognize musical talent, supporting and promoting it with enthusiasm. His life has been a concrete testimony of how it is possible to achieve great goals and reach the top without losing humanity. An example for all young people who dedicate themselves to the study of Chamber Music where qualities such as perseverance, tenacity, fortitude, intelligence and sensitivity are fundamental to start a career.
Thanks to this Fellowship Filippo will continue to bring his precious contribution to the world of Music and to many young interpreters.
Artistic Director: Simone Gramaglia
Thanks to: Jenny Trisoglio, Nora Magnocavallo, Alberto Emilio Gavotti, Paolo Salvelli, Le Dimore del Quartetto, Rotary Club Milano Brera, ArchiMagazine, Casa Ricordi, Nkoda, Thomastik-Infeld Vienna, Fondazione Gioventù Musicale d’Italia
Special thanks to Fondazione Riccardo Catella for hosting the evening