Friday, May 27th 2022, at 6.30 pm – Auditorium “Lo Squero”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice


Kleio Quartet (United Kingdom)
Yume Fujise and Katherine Yoon, violin | Jenny Lewisohn, viola | Tim Posner, cello
Nikolas Altieri, viola (Italy)


Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – String Quartet n. 13 in A minor, op. 29, D804, “Rosamunde”
I. Allegro ma non troppo II. Andante III. Minuetto: Allegretto – Trio  IV. Allegro moderato

Osvaldo Golijov (1960) – Tenebræ

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – String Quintet n. 2 in G major, op. 111
I. Allegro non troppo, ma con brio II. Adagio III. Un poco Allegretto. Trio IV. Vivace ma non troppo presto


The music programme of the concert is ispired by Refettorio Palladiano of Giorgio Cini Foundation.

In this concert, through the piece of Golijov we can appreciate the art of revisiting and interpreting in a contemporary key the masterpieces of the past without, however, wanting to replace them, just as the Adam Lowe’s piece reinterpret the Nozze di Cana of Paolo Veronese in the Refettorio Palladiano. Starting from the Leçons de tenébres of François Couperin, Golijov builds this masterpiece rich in spiritual tension.

In 1797 the French army commissioners of the Napoleonic army took the big canvas of Le Nozze di Cana painted by Paolo Veronese as spoils of war from the refectory of the Benedictine monastery. In 2007, Le Nozze di Cana, reproduced in a “second original” by the British artist Adam Lowe with sophisticated reproduction techniques in a 1:1 scale, “returned” in their original location: the Cenacolo Palladiano on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.

This project is a challenge to the theory of the aura decay: the creation of a copy of the original, that is physically and esthetically perfect and its placement in the location in which the original was conceived for, is intended as an operation of global restoration of the monumental complex of San Giorgio Maggiore.

Before the concert, at 5 pm, it will be possible to take part in a guided tour of the monumental complex of San Giorgio Island, ending at the Refettorio Palladiano.


Under 26 Ticket €10 
Full Ticket €20
Supporter Ticket €30
Patron Ticket €50

Guided tour and concert
Full €25 | Under 26 €20
Guided tour, concert and aperitif
Full €35 | Under 26 €30

The ticket office of Cini Foundation will be open on the day of the concert, 27/05, starting from 3pm (for technical reasons it will not be possible to pay by bancomat or credit card).


KLEIO QUARTET (United Kingdom)


The Kleio Quartet was formed at the Seiji Ozawa International Chamber Academy in 2019, and performed in major international venues such as Wigmore Hall, Victoria Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the DR Koncerthuset and many others.

The musicians have received coachings from world-renowned chamber musicians Pinchas Zukerman, Nobuko Imai, Sadao Harada, Pablo Hernán Benedí and Pamela Frank.

This season they will hold a Residency at Snape Maltings’ Britten-Pears Festival in Aldeburgh and embark on ChamberStudio’s Mentorship Programme under the guidance of Doric String Quartet cellist, John Myerscough.

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Nikolas Altieri (1) (1)

Nikolas Altieri graduated in 2020 at Domenico Cimarosa Conservatory of Avellino. During his studies, he collaborated with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, the National Conservatory Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Teatro Verdi in Salerno, and the orchestra of the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in viola at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons under the guidance of Maestro Marc Sabbah and is specializing at the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona with Maestro Giuranna. He has performed as a soloist, in orchestra and in chamber music ensembles in several countries and collaborated with various artists on the international scene, including Daniel Oren, Pappano, Philippe Auguin, Michael Barenboim, Roberto Cominati, and Marc Sabbah.