Wedensday, March 2nd 2022, at 8.30pm – Salone d’Onore, Triennale Milano
AWARD CONCERT 2020/2021
Awarding a prize to the Quartets and Trios and to the Historic Houses of the network of Le Dimore del Quartetto that have distinguished themselves throughout the years 2020 and 2021.
Zorà Quartet, United States
Anton Webern (1883-1945) – Langsamer Satz
Trio Chagall, Italy
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – IV. Finale. Allegro molto agitato from Trio in B major for piano, op. 8
Trio Rigamonti, Italy
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – II. Andante con Moto from Trio n. 2 op. 100 in E flat major
Quartetto Eos, Switzerland
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Quartet n. 12 in C minor, D. 703 “Quartettsatz”
Trio Bohémo, Czech Republic, Simone Gramaglia – viola
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – III. Andante cantabile and IV. Finale – Vivace from Quartet for piano in E flat major, op. 47
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The award presentation and the performance of Trio Bohémo with Maestro Simone Gramaglia will be lived streamed at about 10pm.
QUARTETS AND TRIOS OF THE YEAR 2020/2021
TRIO BOHÉMO, CZECH REPUBLIC
Founded in 2019 by three musicians from the Czech Republic, it is a member of the European Chamber Music Academy where it studies under professors such as Hatto Beye, Patrik Jüdt, Johannes Meissl, Avedis Kouyoumdjian or Dirk Mommertz.
TRIO CHAGALL, ITALY
Founded in 2013 by Lorenzo Nguyen, Edoardo Grieco and Francesco Massimino at the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Turin under the guidance of M° Marco Zuccarini, the ensemble currently studies with M° Antonio Valentino.
QUARTETTO EOS, SWITZERLAND
Trained in 2016 at the Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome, it immediately caught the attention of the musical world for the freshness and depth of its interpretations. The ensemble is currently attending the Master in Chamber Music at the Hochschule in Lucerne with Isabel Charisius.
TRIO RIGAMONTI, ITALY
Founded in 2012 by three brothers from Como, it is one of the most promising chamber ensembles on the Italian music scene. For over eight years it has been carrying out an intense concert activity in Italy and abroad, performing in more than one hundred concerts for prestigious festivals and associations.
ZORà QUARTET, UNITED STATES
The four members are from Thailand, Japan, China and Morocco/USA and have found common ground in the United States in their love of chamber music, a universal language for the quartet’s musicians. The name “Zorá” means “Dawn” in Bulgarian.
HOUSES OF THE YEAR 2020/2021
CASA DELL'ABATE NALDI, TUSCANY
An underground vein of attention to the Arts has unraveled over the centuries and has remained in the House. Vittorio and Lorenza have chosen to live in the family home, whom they love very much, to preserve it and in the hope of passing it on to future generations.
KLEIN LEEUWENHORST, THE NETHERLANDS
It is located in the seaside resort of Noordwijk, near Amsterdam. The mansion was built in 1858 and served as the mayor’s residence before 12-year-old Jan Hugo Gevers inherited the property in 1903. Today it includes the woods around it, pastures and tulip fields, and is run by two sisters and their families.
VILLA VITALBA LURANI CERNUSCHI, LOMBARDY
The villa is a large building of the ‘700, full of light, overlooking a large garden. The ancient frescoed rooms maintain unchanged the charm of the historic residence. This is a place still lived with love and enthusiasm by its owners.
CASTELLO DI LURANO, LOMBARDY
For more than 500 years the Secco Suardo family has lived in the Castle of Lurano, once a borderland between the Venetian Republic and the State of Milan. Lanfranco and Federica follow the destiny of the castle, trying to preserve with daily commitment this historic house much loved by the whole family.
CASA ARCASIO, PIEDMONT
A family home in the historic center of Cassine, in the province of Alessandria, in a UNESCO heritage area, whose oldest part dates back to the second half of the ‘500. The property is a quadrilateral that develops on three floors with two courtyards and a secret garden.
THE AWARDS FOR THE ENSEMBLES ARE OFFERED BY
The Piero Farulli ONLUS Association took the opportunity of the 100th anniversary of the birth (1920-2020) of Maestro Piero Farulli, violist for over thirty years of the famous Quartetto Italiano, and creator, founder and director of the School of Music of Fiesole, to revive his message through the project “Farulli 100”: great music is able to inspire humanity to create a more united and harmonious society. Starting from January 2020, throughout the year there have been initiatives dedicated to Piero Farulli in Italy, and not only: concerts, festivals, master classes, competitions, recordings, scholarships. Each event stems from the desire to publicly testify the affection and gratitude that the promoters and protagonists of the initiatives feel towards the Master and the desire to demonstrate how much his artistic and human teachings were the bearer of the future. “Farulli 100” involves Bodies, Institutions and Associations gathered in the National Committee for the celebrations of the centenary of Piero Farulli’s birth, as well as Friends, colleagues, former and young students of Piero Farulli who in various ways have enjoyed his extraordinary artistic lesson and life.
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 Triennale Milano for hosting the event
The access to the concert is only allowed to those carrying a EU digital COVID certificate. In order to participate safely, the House owners will ensure physical distancing and compliance with anti-Covid standards established by the most recent DPCM. It will also be necessary for all participants to wear masks.