Le Dimore del Quartetto is a creative cultural enterprise that enhances chamber music and the European cultural heritage, in a circular economy, through the organization of
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Born in 2015 from an idea by Francesca Moncada, Le Dimore del Quartetto develops from a simple exchange: on the eve of an artistic engagement, musicians are hosted for free in a historic house for a few days and, in exchange, offer a concert to the owners. This generates opportunities to gather in unusual places and in often decentralized territories, bringing back to life spaces that are not fully exploited and drawing new audiences closer to chamber music.
Le Dimore del Quartetto srl impresa sociale is registered in the RUNTS Third Sector Register since 21/3/2022.
After many years of experience in Communication (Mc Cann Erickson, B&B Comunication), she has been dedicated to supporting nonprofit causes with cultural and educational purposes since 2003. In 2016 she founded Le Dimore del Quartetto Social Enterprise of which she is president and sole director. In 2020, she became the promoter of the Comitato AMUR, of which she is president, a network among the major historical concert societies in Italy, for the conception, co-production and virtuous circulation of artistic projects with the aim of consolidating an activity of national and international character in synergy with the territory.
She is the creator of the international project The String Circle launched in April 2022 in collaboration with the Violin Museum in Cremona for the enhancement of high craft violin making, project manager of MERITA where chamber Music, hERitage and TAlent meet, a European digital platform for the visibility and circulation of emerging string quartets and the promotion of cultural heritage, and co-creator of the European project MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance, a vocational training tool dedicated to young string quartets aimed at developing knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial competencies that are fundamental for their careers.
Francesca Moncada is also a counselor to Europa Nostra, the Piero Farulli Association for which she served from 2020 to 2021 on the Farulli 100 Committee, a counselor to the Diamo il La Association and a member of the Chigiana 100 National Committee.
She has been vice-president of the Società del Quartetto in Milan, vice-president of the Foundation for the Cultural and Artistic Heritage and Activities of the Church, advisor of Gioventù Musicale d’Italia and director of development and communication in Italy of the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto (Masterclass in collaboration with the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice), president of the Associazione Amici della Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and board member of the Foundation of the same name, advisor of the Giulio and Giovanna Sacchetti Foundation.
For the Mission Laique Francaise, she was the contact person and person in charge in the search for the location of the new French school in Florence, collaborating in the creation of the new educational project, particularly music. For all these institutions she has tirelessly sought to develop projects in support of music, youth and culture, linking resources and needs in a circular economy among different actors, seeking funds and implementing marketing strategies.
She has participated in the training program dedicated to women who sit on the boards of Italian listed companies promoted by Valore D (In The Boardroom), curated by Egon Zehnder and the international law firm Linklaters, and is an ambassador alliance member of Design Foundation for Women and Crafts in Lisbon, aimed at strengthening and developing women-led craft hubs, some of which face a serious risk of extinction.
In 2021 with Le Dimore del Quartetto Francesca Moncada conceived the Cristina Trivulzio 150 project in collaboration with the Fondazione Brivio Sforza, which led to the installation of the first statue dedicated to a female historical figure in the city of Milan.
“Gramaglia is clearly the star, and his playing is hard to fault – intonation as well as interpretation. Violists will want this one[..]” American Record Guide, July/August 2015
A versatile and intellectually curious musician, Simone Gramaglia combines his passion for music, philosophy and literature with an intense activity as a musician (both in chamber music and as a soloist), as a teacher and as an artistic director (Dimore del Quartetto, MusicwithMasters, Sergio Dragoni Competition) allowing him to constantly promote musical culture and supporting in particular young people. A Founder member of the Quartetto di Cremona, during his career he has performed in the most prestigious concert halls in the world and has collaborated with influential figures on the international music scene. He plays a 1680 Torazzi viola (Kulturfonds Peter Eckes) and was the first Italian violist to play for a long time the viola “Paganini” by Stradivari (Nippon Music Foundation). He writes the column “L’Angolo del Quartetto” (Quartet Corner) for Archi magazine.
Bianca Traxler is a European trotter and a passionate music lover. Animated by cultural exchanges, Bianca is committed towards positive social impact creation. Bianca gathered corporate and social responsibility skills through her experiences at Valore D, in Italy, Schwarzkopf Professional in Germany, and MANGO-Punto Fa, in Spain, where she coordinated and developed social initiatives around the world. Bianca has studied piano and chamber music over 10 Years in France and Italy. She had previously collaborated with Le Dimore del Quartetto in 2021 on the installation of the first statue dedicated to Cristina Trivulzio di Belgioioso.
She holds a degree in Management from ESCP Europe and a Master’s in Sustainable Business & Innovation from EADA Business School.
She joined Le Dimore del Quartetto’s team in January 2023.
Determined and curious, she has always been interested in foreign languages and cultures.
After a language education and obtaining a double diploma in French, she continued her studies and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Languages at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Upon graduation, she seized the opportunity to join Le Dimore del Quartetto’s team. This reality allows her to cultivate and connect with some of her greatest passions, art, architecture, language and digital communication, which have always fascinated and fueled her curiosity. Through her activity she hopes to succeed in attracting young people to the world of art and culture, enabling them to learn about all the beauty it holds.
She graduated with honours in Political Science (specialising in International Relations) and works as a consultant on European funds. She is the creator and coordinator of the 1st level Master’s degree in “Planning and access to European funds for culture, creativity and multimedia”, promoted by the University of Perugia and now in its 6th edition. She also collaborated with the Department of Political Science of the University of Perugia, where she was involved in research and European projects in the field of European Union law and administrative law.
Since December 2023, she has collaborated permanently with Le Dimore del Quartetto.
Maddalena graduated in Economics and Management of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts in 2016 and obtained a Master in Performing Arts Management at Accademia Teatro alla Scala in 2018. She deepened her studies thanks to two internships in opera houses between Milan and New York. Back in Milan, she started working in local organizations related to music and performing arts fields. Being passionate about music and theater and naturally curious when it comes to discovering new places and making new experiences, for Maddalena joining the team of Le Dimore del Quartetto is a valuable opportunity to foster her passions and curiosity and at the same time to share them by working to make them accessible to a broader audience.
A graduate in Human Rights and Multilevel Governance, Giulia worked for three and a half years in the non-profit sector in education and social work before joining Le Dimore del Quartetto. In 2023 Giulia also attended a course on Social Impact Assessment at SDA Bocconi and on Project Cycle Management at ISPI School. Dynamic and ambitious, in her role as Project Coordinator of MERITA she wants to contribute to ensuring access to education for young people and beauty.
Naomi Pedri Stocco joins Le Dimore del Quartetto in 2019 as project coordinator in charge of Historic Houses and Heritage department, after different work experiences in the cultural field both in Italy and abroad. She has worked as teaching assistant and researcher at Bocconi University in Milan, involved in research projects led by ASK Centre for Research on Management and Economics of Arts and Culture Institutions.
In October 2021 she starts a PhD in urban and regional planning and public policy at Università Iuav di Venezia. Currently at Le Dimore del Quartetto co-manages the European project MERITA Where chamber music, cultural heritage and talent meet.
She graduated with honour at Bocconi University in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment. She practiced for 10 years contemporary dance.
Chiara has always pursued her strong passion for music and the arts in general. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in violin from the Milan Conservatory with honors and honorable mention. She further honed her skills through courses at the “Stauffer” Academy in Cremona and the “Perosi” Academy in Biella. Winning numerous awards, Chiara has performed in significant concert halls both in orchestral and chamber formations, both in Italy and abroad. In 2021, she continued her studies in the United States for a year, receiving lessons from Barbara Govatos, the first violinist of the “Philadelphia Orchestra.” Upon her return to Milan, she began delving into the managerial and organizational aspects of the music world, pursuing a master’s degree in Arts Management at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. Her initial collaboration with Le Dimore del Quartetto dates back to 2020 when she collaborated as a violinist part of the network. In 2024, she joined the administrative team.
With around 350 professionals and three offices in Milan, Rome and Turin, PedersoliGattai is one of the leading law firms in Italy, with a leadership position in corporate M&A, private equity, banking & finance, capital markets and high-profile litigation, offering full service.
Born at the beginning of 2024 from the aggregation of Gattai, Minoli, Partners, Pedersoli Studio and a third group of professionals, PedersoliGattai has 41 individual rankings in the rankings drawn up by Chambers & Partners. Thanks to an important network of international relationships, PedersoliGattai is in a privileged position to assist Italian and foreign clients also in cross-border transactions.
Since 2023 the firm has been supporting the activities of Le Dimore del Quartetto, offering pro bono legal advice and assistance to the social enterprise.
Simone Mazzucconi, who studied to become a Cultural Anthropologist, approaches the alien world of information technology out of intellectual curiosity in the mid-1980s. Since that day, he has been wrapped in a cloud of buzzing bytes and never came out. He worked for 10 years in a Florentine software house specializing in cutting-edge projects in the field of cultural heritage and for which he created interactive multimedia applications and hypertexts. He saw the web phenomenon arise from those offices close to him and immediately understood the liberating aspect of working on the Net, without being tied to a place. In fact, in 1999, the millennium, but also personal, turning point, he embarked on the career of freelance professional with his own web services agency, offering his services remotely (he lived for many years in France) to companies, cultural institutions, small and large clients, and as a trainer, to schools and universities.
University education in political science and specialization in territorial and wine marketing, a life around the world discovering products and artisans of excellence. Consultant to regional institutions and consortia of producers, for the promotion and enhancement of territories. In addition to freelancing, he has alternated between working with the Ministry of Culture, as coordinator of museum events, most recently at the Lombardy Regional Museums Directorate. His vocation is to create synergies between institutions and personalities in culture, art, music and business.