A WINNING COMBINATION
“I became fascinated by the sound of the string quartet about twenty years ago, almost by accident and immediately felt a need to disseminate this musical genre, with the certainty that anyone could fall in love with it under the right conditions.
The string quartet consists of two violins, a viola and a cello: four instruments which are capable of reproducing the range of colors of an entire orchestra.
While an orchestra is led by a conductor who establishes the interpretation, in a quartet the four “voices” are unique, distinct, and interweave with each other in a language that is the profound and well thought-out expression of the four performers.
I tried to understand why, on one hand, there is an army of young musicians who today are still devoted to this musical genre, which demands incomparable dedication and sacrifice, while, on the other, there is a shrinking and older audience who shows interest in it.
The answer came to me almost immediately: chamber music, and especially the quartet, should be listened to in an intimate setting, because it is an immersive experience of listening, watching and participating.
Belinfante Quartet (Netherlands)
Only in this way can this musical genre be appreciated and understood by a wider audience. This is why it is called chamber music.
But for what chambers did this musical literature appear that thrived so much that thousands of concert societies sprang up all over Europe? Aristocratic residences had great halls and music rooms; concerts were part of the life of the court musicians performed creating a direct contact with the audience. Europe is dotted with Historic Houses, which are part of the identity of our territory but today are often empty and separated from the activity and life of the community. So I thought to connect, or rather re-connect these two worlds: Historic Houses and String Quartets, so that the needs of the former become resources for the musicians and vice versa, in a circular economy.
And so in 2015 Le Dimore del Quartetto was born, the first European network of historic houses that offer artistic residencies to young string quartets in exchange for a concert.
It all began almost as a game, with phone calls to a few friends who were willing to give the idea a try. The response was incredible: overcome the first perplexities, the enthusiasm was passed by word of mouth from home to home, from quartet to quartet, and it brought together the first partners through whom the network began to develop organically.”
Francesca Moncada di Paternò, founder of Le Dimore del Quartetto
The secret recipe for this story? Sometimes even the oldest resources, when creatively combined, can create a highly innovative and unique project.
THE MOST IMPORTANT STAGES
Walk with us through the most important stages and milestones of Le Dimore del Quartetto and its projects, from its birth in 2015 until today
JANUARY 2nd, 2023
Gianluca Pirisi, cello of Ensemble Kinari chooses the instrument put at disposition by Gino Sfarra within the project The String Circle.
JANUARY 3rd 2023
Le Dimore del Quartetto is interviewed by the University of Barcelona as an example of best practice in terms of heritage, classical music, the professionalisation of musicians and the creation of a network for the development of projects.
JANUARY 10th, 2023
Less than a year after its official launch, The String Circle, an innovative project conceived by Le Dimore del Quartetto in collaboration with the Fondazione Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, obtains the patronage of the Michelangelo Foundation.
JANUARY 31st, 2023
Le Dimore del Quartetto is invited to the Europa Nostra Award ceremony in Barcelona, to meet and celebrate together the Symphony project, the new Europa Nostra Award winner.
FEBRUARY 6th, 2023
Elenoir Javanmardi, violinist of the Trio Fenice, chooses the bow provided by Emilio and Luca Slaviero as part of The String Circle project.
FEBRUARY 28th, 2023
ABITO – Meetings at the Istituto Comprensivo Tommaso Grossi with the support of Fondazione EOS – Edison Orizzonte Sociale. Le Dimore del Quartetto brings a MetaFour meeting with the Goldberg Quartet to the first classes.
MARCH 7th, 2023
Francesca Moncada di Paternò, founder of Le Dimore del Quartetto, is the guest speaker at a breakfast event of the Rotary Club Milano Manzoni Studium. In her speech entitled “An example of circular economy: Le Dimore del Quartetto”, she will tell how music, territories and places waiting to be rediscovered in Italy and Europe can be brought into dialogue, creating value for each of the parties involved.
MARCH 14th – 15th, 2023
MERITA | Transnational Project Meeting, a two-day online meeting for Le Dimore del Quartetto and the 16 MERITA Platform Members the meetings will be an opportunity for conversation and reflection on the progress and development of the European project winner of the Creative Europe – European Platforms 2021 call.
MARCH 16, 2023
Collaboration with the Pinacoteca di Brera for the ‘Brera/Musica‘ project: every third Thursday of the month, from March to December 2023, the musicians of Le Dimore del Quartetto, in dialogue with the curator and art historian Alessandra Montalbetti, introduce the public to the atmospheres of the pictorial and musical landscapes that are the protagonists of this edition.
MARCH 20th, 2023
Just one month after the previous milestone, The String Circle obtains another important recognition, the patronage of Italia Patria della Bellezza.
MARCH 22nd, 2023
Le Dimore del Quartetto is guest lecturer at the Master in Communication promoted by the University of Bergamo.
MARCH 27th, 2023
Le Dimore del Quartetto is guest lecturer at the Arts Management master of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.
APRIL 4th, 2023
Award concert 2023 at Fondazione Catella. The ensembles of the year are Cuore Piano Trio, Trio Sheliak, Goldberg Quartet and Belinfante Quartet; the award-winning residences are Groot-Bijgaarden Castle and Villa Sant’Angelo in Panzo.
MetaFour at Casa di Reclusione di Milano-Opera | Words and music on the theme of hope guided by the most extraordinary pages of the chamber music repertoire interpreted by Quartetto Indaco and texts written by prisoners as part of the Leggere Libera-Mente workshop of the Cisproject Cultural Association. Realized with the support of ITSRIGHT Società Benefit.
APRIL 27th > MAY 9th, 2023
The works of art from the Artist Residencies project born from the collaboration between Le Dimore del Quartetto, Fondazione Brivio Sforza and Galleria Rubin are on display at the CMC – Centro Culturale di Milano and at auction on Cambi Casa d’Aste website.
MAY 7th > JUNE 3rd, 2023
On the occasion of Bergamo-Brescia Capital of Culture 2023, the Bergamo Brescia Festival is born. A five-stage festival aimed at highlighting hidden treasures in the territory of the two Lombardy provinces, creating an itinerary between the two cities to discover places that are usually inaccessible or little known, with the opening to the public of five historical houses.
MAY 10th, 2023
The works of art from the Artist Residencies project born from the collaboration between Le Dimore del Quartetto, Fondazione Brivio Sforza and Galleria Rubin are presented to the public in a group exhibition and auctioned by Cambi Casa d’Aste in the courtyard of Palazzo Brivio Sforza. Part of the proceeds for the artists will be used to finance scholarships for the next edition of the project.
MAY 17th, 2023
MERITA – where chamber Musica, cultural hERItage and TAlent meet is presented on the occasion of the of the welcome evening of Europa Nostra events in Belgrade, the evening is kindly offered by H.E. Luca Gori, Italian Ambassador to Serbia, and features the Meraki Quartet representing the 38 quartets of MERITA.
MAY 25th, 2023
Press Conference of the fourth edition of Musica con Vista at the Civita Association in Rome. Speakers Gianni Letta, Francesca Moncada, Matteo del Fante, Luca Franzi De Luca, Ilaria Borletti Buitoni and Giovanni Ciarrocca.
JUNE 1st, 2023
ABITO – Meetings at the Istituto Comprensivo Tommaso Grossi with the support of Fondazione EOS – Edison Orizzonte Sociale. Le Dimore del Quartetto brings a MetaFour meeting with the Goldberg Quartet to the first classes.
JUNE 15th, 2023
Le Dimore del Quartetto presents its activities at Assemblea Nazionale dei Soci di Assifero with a concert of Quartetto Henao at Orto Botanico of Palermo.
JULY 10h – 17th, 2023
Le Dimore del Quartetto organises the Trio Febo‘s tour with four concerts in the network’s residences: Villa Elisa, Le Stanze della Musica, Scuola APM di Saluzzo and Castello di Saliceto.
JULY 12th, 2023
Indaco’s party – Le Dimore del Quartetto celebrates the Quartetto Indaco, the first Italian ensemble to win the 1st Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition 2023 (Japan) and the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam Award (Netherlands).
AUGUST 31st, 2023
On the occasion of the Laureus Italia Foundation Charity Night, Le Dimore del Quartetto is donating a private concert to raise funds for the sports projects Laureus develops to support children living in economic and social deprivation.
SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2023
The String Circle – Le Dimore del Quartetto presents the innovative international network that enhances craft violin making and supports the careers of young musicians in a circular economy, in Cremona for Mondomusica 2023, the International Exhibition of High Craft Musical Instruments.
SEPTEMBER 22nd – 24th, 2023
Espresso Masterclass – Sixth edition of the Masterclass in Cassine (AL), organized by Le Dimore del Quartetto.
SEPTEMBER 27th – OCTOBER 11th, 2023
MUMU – From an idea of Le Dimore del Quartetto, the fourth edition of Musica al Museo returns to Milan’s Pinacoteca Ambrosiana with three different thematic itineraries. Organized by Società del Quartetto di Milano, coordinator Le Dimore del Quartetto in collaboration with Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.
SEPTEMBER 28th, 2023
Final concert of National Festival Musica con Vista 2023 with Corda Piano Trio, organized by Le Dimore del Quartetto in collaboration with Comitato AMUR and Poste Italiane at Palazzo delle Poste at Piazza S. Silvestro in Roma.
OCTOBER 13th, 2023
MERITA | Transnational Project Meeting, Le Dimore del Quartetto flies to Lisbon to meet the 16 Platform Members, the meeting will be occasion of confersation and reflection on the development of the European project.
OCTOBER 20th, 2023
Le Dimore del Quartetto is guest lecturer at Level I university master’s degree in Planning and Access to European Funds for Culture, Creativity and Multimedia, sponsored by the University of Perugia.
JANUARY 16th 2022
Le Dimore del Quartetto is a member of the Commission of the Audition de quatuors internationaux organized by the Philharmonie de Paris in the framework of the Biennale de Quatuors à Cordes.
JANUARY 17th 2022
Presentation of the MUSA project at the Philharmonie de Paris within the Biennale de Quatuors à Cordes
JANUARY 20th 2022
Collaboration with Pinacoteca di Brera for the “Brera/Musica” project: every third Thursday of the month, from January to September 2022, a video concert by the ensembles of Le Dimore del Quartetto explores and deepens the relationships between visual art and music
FEBRUARY 9th – MARCH 14th, 2022
MetaFour, the string quartet as metaphor of collaboration, a journey of music and words at Scuola Media Cardarelli and at Liceo Virgilio in Milan with Quartetto Indaco; with the support of Fondo Morosini
MARCH 2nd 2022
Award Concert 2020/2021 at Triennale Milano. The ensembles of the year are Trio Bohémo, Zorà Quartet, Trio Chagall, Trio Rigamonti and Quartetto Eos; The awarded houses are Casa dell’Abate Naldi, Klein Leeuwenhorst, Villa Vitalba Lurani Cernuschi, Castello di Lurano and Casa Arcasio
MARCH 11th 2022
The project Archipelago wins the call of Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza and it is adopted by the communication agency Crafted, for the development of an ad-hoc communication strategy.
MARCH 28th 2022
Le Dimore del Quartetto presents its activities as case study at Università Bocconi in the class of Cultural Policies of the Master of Science ACME
APRIL 1-3, 2022
On the occasion of the 7th Annual NextGen Conference of the European Historic Houses in Bray (South-Dublin, Ireland), Le Dimore del Quartetto presents its activities within the panel “Diversification: innovative uses for historic property that do not conflict with use as aprivate home; relevant business opportunities”
APRIL 2nd, 2022
Le Dimore del Quartetto is guest lecturer at the Master’s degree in Planning and access to European funds for Culture, Creativity and Multimedia of Università degli Studi di Perugia
APRIL 3rd 2022
Launch of the Network of Houses and Museums of European Musicians, of which Le Dimore del Quartetto is member of the network Viamusica, in Bougival.
APRIL 6th 2022
Press conference for the launch of the new project The String Circle, the first network enhancing the high-quality lutherie and supporting the career of young musicians in a circular economy. Conceived by Le Dimore del Quartetto in collaboration with Fondazione Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari.
APRIL 12th 2022
MetaFour, the string quartet as metaphor of collaboration, a journey of music and words at Istituto Parini in Como with Quartetto Indaco; with the support of Trevisan & Cuonzo – Supporting the Arts
APRIL 30th > MAY 7th 2022
MUSA – Third stage of the European project in France. A week of workshops, concerts and artistic residency curated by ProQuartet and La Ferme de Villefavard
MAY 20th 2022
Le Dimore del Quartetto presents the MUSA project as a case study during the Europlanning for Culture Workshop developed by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo and Melting Pro.
MAY 23rd 2022
The project MERITA – where chamber Music, cultural hERItage and TAlent meet by Le Dimore del Quartetto wins the call Creative Europe – European Platforms 2021 and obtains a co-financing from European Union amounting to 2.100.000 euro.
MAY 24th 2022
Opening concert of the Festival Musica con Vista 2022 at Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi, hosted by Sovrano Ordine di Malta.
MAY 25th 2022
Press conference to launch the Festival Musica con Vista 2022 in the Sala Italia of the ENIT – Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo (National Tourism Agency) headquarters, in Rome.
MAY > OCTOBER 2022
Archipelago is back at Auditorium “Lo Squero” of Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice – Chamber music concert series and artistic residency with excellent young string quartets and soloists. The 2022 edition explores the relationship between architecture and music.
JUNE > SEPTEMBER 2022
Musica con Vista 2022 – An open-air classical music festival in the most picturesque and hidden places in Italy, from June 11th to September 23rd and travels throughout Italy, from Trento to Palermo. The 37 concerts spread throughout Italy are the stages of a musical journey through the gardens, cloisters and courtyards of historic mansions and palaces, an integral part of our country’s identity and cultural heritage. In collaboration with Comitato AMUR and Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane.
JUNE 6th 2022
MetaFour | Le Dimore del Quartetto, with Quartetto Indaco, presents the metaphor of the string quartet to the staff of Il Bullone – Fondazione Near Onlus with the aim of creating together an educational and reflective tool.
JUNE 6th 2022
The Alinea Quartet chooses the instruments provided by Stefano Conia as part of The String Circle project.
JUNE 8th – 29th 2022
MetaFour at Casa di Reclusione di Milano Opera, | Words and Music on the theme beauty, guided by the most extraordinary pages of the chamber music repertoire interpreted by Quartetto Indaco and by texts written by inmates as part of the workshop Leggere Libera-Mente of Associazione Culturale Cisproject.
JUNE 16th 2022
Le Dimore del Quartetto’s activities are presented as part of the General Assembly organized by European Historic Houses in Brussels.
JUNE 18th 2022
Francesca Moncada, founder and president of Le Dimore del Quartetto, is invited to participate in the panel discussion organized by the Nederlandse Strijkkwartet Academie (NSKA) in Utrecht on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, on the topic “What are the key elements for a quartet’s success? How do they conquer the big stages and what happens behind the scenes? What is the importance of postgraduate training?”.
JULY 6th 2022
Francesca Moncada presents Le Dimore del Quartetto in the Varese Estense Festival, “Women and Cultural Enterprise. The great opera and music circuits.”
JULY 21st 2022
Fondazione EOS – Edison Orizzonte Sociale presents its first social report with the conversation-concert “Music is Energy” by the Quartetto Adorno by Le Dimore del Quartetto at Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan.
SEPTEMBER > OCTOBER 2022
The Artist Residencies project in collaboration with Galleria Rubin and Fondazione Brivio Sforza is born.
SEPTEMBER 13th 2022
MERITA Kick-off Meeting, first operational meeting with platform members from 12 European countries in the spaces of Le Dimore del Quartetto in Milan.
SEPTEMBER 13th 2022
Presentation and networking cocktail at Milan’s Palazzo Reale for the project MERITA – where chamber Music, cultural hERitage and TAlent meet and concert by Quartetto Indaco.
SEPTEMBER 15th 2022
ABITO – Culture at School for Conscious Citizenship project is born, a civic education pathway in middle schools promoted by Le Dimore del Quartetto, Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori, Triennale Milano Teatro, Museo Teatrale alla Scala, Italia Music Lab and Equaly.
SEPTEMBER 23rd-25th 2022
Espresso Masterclass – Fourth edition of the masterclass in Cassine (AL) by Le Dimore del Quartetto.
SEPTEMBER 28th – OCTOBER 12th 2022
MUMU – From an idea of Le Dimore del Quartetto, the third edition of Musica al Museo returns to Milan’s Pinacoteca Ambrosiana with three different thematic itineraries. Organizer Società del Quartetto di Milano, Coordinator Le Dimore del Quartetto in collaboration with Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.
OCTOBER 12th 2022
Final event of the first pilot edition of MUSA in Brussels, by Paola Dubini and ASK Bocconi. Round Table on “Career and Multidisciplinarity, between Music and Territory” with international guests and final concert by the Belinfante Quartet and a networking dinner hosted by the Grand Bigard Castle in Brussels.
OCTOBER 15th -16th 2022
Espresso Masterclass – Fifth edition of the masterclass in Lurago Marinone (CO) by Le Dimore del Quartetto with Kuss Quartet, sustained by Fondazione Umberto Micheli.
OCTOBER 17th – 19th 2022
ABITO – First appointments at Istituto Comprensivo Rinnovata Pizzigoni with the support of Fondazione EOS – Edison Orizzonte Sociale. Le Dimore del Quartetto brings 2 MetaFour meetings with Quartetto AMI and Quartetto Goldberg.
OCTOBER 28th 2022
Le Dimore del Quartetto is guest lecturer at course Accounting and Fundraising of Master “Science in Arts Management” of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.
NOVEMBER 9th – 10th 2022
Masterclass by Simone Gramaglia at DUMS, Municipal Music School in Utrecht, organized in collaboration with Nederlandse Strijkkwartet Academie (NSKA).
NOVEMBER 18th 2022
Special concert with Quartetto di Cremona and Eckart Runge, reserved to donors of Le Dimore del Quartetto at Villa Belgiojoso Brivio Sforza in Merate.
NOVEMBER 19th 2022
The episode of the web series “Festival Musicali in Italia“, produced by the Italian Cultural Institute-Hong Kong and Da Vinci Publishing, dedicated to Le Dimore del Quartetto is published.
5 – 7 DECEMBER 2022
Broadcast on Sky Classica HD (channel 136 of Sky) the documentary of the first stage of MUSA in Portugal
DECEMBER 6th, 2022
ABITO – Le Dimore del Quartetto with Triennale Milano Teatro, Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori, Museo Teatrale alla Scala, Italia Music Lab and Equaly presents the project in a meeting open to the public at Triennale Milano.
12 – 13 DECEMBER 2022
Broadcast on Sky Classica HD (channel 136 of Sky) the documentary of the first stage of MUSA in France
DECEMBER 13th, 2022
Le Dimore del Quartetto takes part, within the project MERITA, in the Plenary Meeting organized by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels.
DECEMBER 21st 2022
ABITO– final meeting at Istituto Comprensivo Rinnovata Pizzigoni supported by Fondazione EOS – Edison Orizzonte Sociale. Le Dimore del Quartetto brings MetaFour with Quartetto Indaco.
JANUARY 23rd 2021
Le Dimore del Quartetto is guest lecturer at the Master’s degree in “Planning and access to European funds for Culture, Creativity and Multimedia” of Università degli Studi di Perugia, where it is presented as successful case study
APRIL 19th 2021
Le Dimore del Quartetto is special guest during the National Workshop on Musical Tourism organized by NoteInViaggio and Enjoylive Travel
APRIL 19th 2021
Le Dimore del Quartetto presents its activities as a case study on Cultural Entrepreneurship for the Digital Disruption and Entrepreneurship class of the course in Economics and Management for Arts, Culture and Communication of Università Bocconi, Milan
APRIL 23rd 2021
On the occasion of the 92nd International Session 2020 of the European Youth Parliament, Le Dimore del Quartetto with the witness of Quartetto Indaco, presents the String Quartet as the metaphor for teamwork
JUNE 6th > SEPTEMBER 18th 2021
Second edition of Musica con Vista Festival of Comitato AMUR with Le Dimore del Quartetto. 37 concerts in 10 regions and hundreds of collateral activities. In partnership with ADSI, with the support of Aon, under the patronage of Ministero del Turismo and Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza; in collaboration with Touring Club Italiano, Garden Route Italia, FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano, CoopCulture, VIT and Tales Hotel Collection
JUNE 13th> SEPTEMBER 15th 2021
On the occasion of the installation of the first statue dedicated to a woman – Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso – in Milan, Le Dimore del Quartetto with the support of Fondazione Brivio Sforza organizes an itinerary of 4 conversation concerts to turn the spotlight on her extraordinary life and to suggest a starting point for a broader collective recognition of women’s action in history and the contemporary time
JUNE > OCTOBER 2021
Archipelago is back in Venice – The chamber music concert series with the best international young string quartets and soloists, at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, in collaboration with Gioventù Musicale d’Italia and Accademia Walter Stauffer di Cremona
JUNE 28th > JULY 4th 2021
Le Dimore del Quartetto’s team dedicates a week to team building activities in Bonassola (Liguria region)
JULY 6th 2021
Francesca Moncada, founder of Le Dimore del Quartetto and president of AMUR, participates in “L’Arte della Ripartenza. Donne: protagoniste della Rinascita” (The Art of Recovery. Women: protagonists of the Rebirth), a round table between great female personalities, representative of the broadest sectors of civil, social and economic life, organized by BCC Milano in collaboration with Borsa Italiana and Comitato AMUR
JULY 19-31 2021
Organization of the first artistic residency with painter Jacopo Ginanneschi, in collaboration with Galleria Rubin: the artist has been hosted by Casa Lajolo (Piossasco, TO) where he has realized some paintings inspired by the historic house, the territory and the landscape
SEPTEMBER 7th 2021
Organisation of the press conference to launch the MUSA project in the offices of Le Dimore del Quartetto in Milan, in the presence of Milan’s Councillor for Culture, Filippo del Corno.
SEPTEMBER 15th 2021
Inauguration of the first statue in Milan dedicated to a female historical character, Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso, . The project is promoted by Fondazione Brivio Sforza, in collaboration with Le Dimore del Quartetto, with the support of BCC Milano
24 >26 SEPTEMBER 2021
Espresso Masterclass – Third edition of the masterclass curated by Le Dimore del Quartetto in Cassine (province of Alessandria)
SEPTEMBER 29th > OCTOBER 6th 2021
MUSA – First stage of the European project in Italy, curated by IED and Le Dimore del Quartetto. A week of workshops, concerts and artistic residency between the provinces of Bergamo and Milan, in collaboration of Dimore Storiche Bergamo.
SEPTEMBER 29th > OCTOBER 13th 2021
MUMU – Second edition of Music at the Museum at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan, organized by Società del Quartetto di Milano in collaboration with Le Dimore del Quartetto
OCTOBER 8th 2021
First social report of Le Dimore del Quartetto
OCTOBER 22nd 2021
Le Dimore del Quartetto brings its witness on the occasion of TUM – Festival del Turismo Musicale
24-30 OCTOBER 2021
MUSA – Second stage of the European project in Portugal curated by experimenta. A week of workshops, concerts and artistic residency at MAAT Museum of Lisbon and National Palace of Mafra.
10>13 NOVEMBER 2021
Residency of Quaretto di Cremona, testimonial of Le Dimore del Quartetto, at the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation in Tenafly, New Jersey (USA) in collaboration with Le Dimore del Quartetto.
NOVEMBER 22nd 2021
Le Dimore del Quartetto presents its activities at the European Network Conference in Switzerland on invitation of ACCR – Association des Centres culturels de rencontre
NOVEMBER 24th 2021
Le Dimore del Quartetto presents a concert by the Indaco Quartet at the Christmas Gala for Research organized by IEO-Monzino Foundation
24>26 NOVEMBER 2021
Days dedicated to team building and defining the future strategy of Le Dimore del Quartetto
NOVEMBER 29th 2021
Francesca Moncada, founder of Le Dimore del Quartetto is Council Member of Europa Nostra (2021-2024)
DECEMBER 2nd 2021
Inauguration of the office of Le Dimore del Quartetto in via Carlo Torre 28 in Milan
6>12 DECEMBER 2021
Broadcast on Sky Classica HD (channel 136 of Sky) the documentary of the first stage of MUSA in Italy
JANUARY 12th 2020
Le Dimore del Quartetto is member of the Committee of the Audition de quatuors internationaux organised by the Philharmonie de Paris as part of its Biennale de Quatuors à Cordes
JANUARY 20th 2020
First concert in the Netherlands, Barbican Quartet at Klein Leeuwenhorst (Noordwijk, South Holland)
JANUARY 22th > 24th 2020
MetaFour, the string quartet as metaphor of Collaboration| A journey of music and words in 3 middle schools in Peschiera Borromeo (Milan), Castel Goffredo (Mantova) and Brescia with Quartetto Echos
FEBRUARY 28th – MARCH 5th 2020
First concert in Qatar with Quatuor Agate at Auditorium Souk Waqif of Doha Quatuor Agate at the Auditorium Souk Waqif in Doha on the occasion of the Année culturelle Qatar-France 2020, and organisation of conversation-concerts at the Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire
MARCH 10th 2020
Le Dimore del Quartetto is member of Europa Nostra. Founded in 1963, it is today recognised as the most representative heritage organisation in Europe
MARCH 10th 2020
Le Dimore del Quartetto Association is transformed into S.r.l. Social Enterprise
MARCH 19th 2020
Online guest lecture: cultural entrepreneurship and innovation during the Theatre Festivals and Live Performances class, MSc in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment, Università Bocconi in Milan
APRIL 17th 2020
The founder Francesca Moncada presents Le Dimore del Quartetto as a case study for the online meetings “Conversations with the Expert” held by Gretchen Romig Crosti
MAY 9th, 16th, 23rd 2020
Fondazione Giorgio Cini hosts the first live streaming of Le Dimore del Quartetto, “Il Quartetto, questo sconosciuto. Breve storia del quartetto d’archi“
20>28 JUNE 2020
Archillum – Itineraries of music and discovery, series of 3 concerts aiming at enhancing the territory of Lombardy and chamber music organised by Società del Quartetto di Milano, curated by Le Dimore del Quartetto, under the patronage of Regione Lombardia
Le Dimore del Quartetto becomes one of the figures to nominate a young ensemble to perform at the Ticino Music Festival in Lugano (Switzerland)
JULY 6th > SEPTEMBER 16th 2020
Le Dimore del Quartetto is national partner of Musica con Vista, widespread open-air festival of Comitato AMUR. 16 chamber music concerts create a tour aimed at a cultural relaunch and reactivation of the Italian territories
JULY 7th 2020
Opening concert of MUMU Musica al Museo(Music at the Museum), a museum itinerary at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana with a short and dynamic concert in front of the preparatory Cartoon of the School of Athens by Raphael. Organised by Società del Quartetto di Milano, curated by Le Dimore del Quartetto
JULY 28th 2020
The project MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance, de Le Dimore del Quartetto, of Le Dimore del Quartetto, aimed at developing the entrepreneurial skills of musicians, has been selected for Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, in the area “Strategic partnership to support innovation”
SEPTEMBER 8th 2020
Le Dimore del Quartetto moves to the new headquarter in Via Carlo Torre 28, Milan
14>16 SEPTEMBER 2020
Espresso Masterclass – Second edition of the mini masterclass by Le Dimore del Quartetto at Villa Valvitiano
23 > 25 SEPTEMBER 2020
Le Dimore del Quartetto presents its activities at the Annual Conference “The Best in Heritage” 2020
SEPTEMBER 23rd> OCTOBER 14th 2020
After a preview concert of the project organized on July 7, 2019, MUMU Musica al Museo was born at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, from an idea of Le Dimore del Quartetto, organized by Società del Quartetto di Milano.
Le Dimore del Quartetto becomes the selection body of the ensembles candidates for the European String Quartet Festival Quartettissimo in Budapest (Hungary)
2>4 NOVEMBER 2020
Kick-off Meeting for the project MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance, with the partners Istituto Europeo di Design and ASK Research Center from Milan, ProQuartet from Paris, La Ferme de Villefavard en Limousin from Villefavard, and Experimenta from Lisbon to define the work plan of the winning project of the Erasmus+ 2020 European call
NOVEMBER 18th 2020
Le Dimore del Quartetto is guest speaker during a webinar organised by European Historic Houses to talk about the successful experience of MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance, a project funded by the European Union
Birth of the new Products and Lifestyles project, a platform that tells the territorial identity of historic homes through their products, their unique experiences and their history
JANUARY > OCTOBER 2019
Archipelago was born, a concerts series with 6 events of chamber music at Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, in collaboration with Gioventù Musicale d’Italia, Accademia Walter Stauffer and Fondazione Giorgio Cini
FEBRUARY 16th 2019
Fundraising concert at Palazzo Belgiojoso in Milan, in collaboration with Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners
MARCH 28th 2019
First concert in Germany, Trio Quodlibet at Castello di Weikersheim
APRIL 10th 2019
First concert in Spain, Quartetto Henao at Ambasciata Italiana in Madrid
27 > 31 APRIL 2019
Organisation of the Italian tour of the Ãtma Quartet, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Poland and the Polish Institute of Music and Dance
Concorso Dragoni – String Quartet competition organised by Società del Quartetto di Milano in collaboration with Le Dimore del Quartetto and Casa Verdin Le Dimore del Quartetto e Casa Verdi
MAY 6th 2019
Le Dimore del Quartetto becomes one of the figures invited by the Borletti Buitoni Trust to nominate a young ensemble for its Awards
20 > 28 MAY 2019
Archillum is born – Itineraries of music and discovery, a series of 6 concerts aiming at enhancing the territory of Lombardy and chamber music
MAY 21st 2019
The European Commission and Europa Nostra announce Le Dimore del Quartetto among the winners of the most prestigious award at European level, the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2019, in the category “Education, Training and Awareness”
MAY 30th 2019
uest lecture during the class of Performing Arts Management, within the Master’s Degree in Arts Management and Administration, at SDA Bocconi in Milan
1 > 9 SEPTEMBER 2019
First edition of Music with Masters an advanced musical masterclasses all over the city of Pistoia, Tuscany
SEPTEMBER 24th 2019
Presentation of the project in Brussels for the european congress “Heritage Houses for Europe, Exchange & Innovate”
4-6 OCTOBER 2019
Espresso Masterclass is born, first masterclass organized by Le Dimore del Quartetto with international masters
OCTOBER 17th 2019
Guest Lecture on Female Cultural Entrepreneurship for the Cultural Institutions and Politics class, of the interfaculty course “Economics and Management of Cultural Heritage”, at Università Cattolica, Milan
23-24 OCTOBER 2019
First concert in Portugal, Echèa Quartet at the Italian Embassy in Lisbon and at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, on the occasion of the installation by Angela Bulloch
OCTOBER 29th 2019
Le Dimore del Quartetto wins the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2019 at the Théâtre du Châtelet of Paris during the European Heritage Congress
NOVEMBER 14th 2019
Local ceremony of the European Heritage Award 2019 and Annual Award Concert of Le Dimore del Quartetto at Palazzina Liberty, Milan; scholarships to Quartetto Echos and Trio Immersio, and tournée of concerts to Quartetto Henao. Houses of the year are Palazzo Longanesi Cattani (Bagnacavallo, RA) and Il Mulino di Rovezzano (Rovezzano, FI)
21-22 NOVEMBER 2019
Two days dedicated to the team building at Villa Belgiojoso Brivio Sforza, Merate (LC)
5 DECEMBER 2019
Concert by Quartetto Indaco at Palazzina Appiani (Milan) for Future for the Arts, a networking meeting organized by SDA Bocconi and Advisory Board for the Arts
14>22 DECEMBER 2019
JANUARY > APRIL 2018
Organisation of the concerts series “Quartetti d’Italia – Musica nel Tennis” at Villa Necchi Campiglio for Società del Quartetto di Milano
JANUARY 9th 2018
Conversation-concert at the end of the Fourismore path, with the Cremona Quartet in the Sala Federiciana of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan for the Board of Directors of the Generali Italia Group
JANUARY 30th 2018
Triennial agreement with 11 Italian concert societies to guarantee the recruitment of our ensembles for their musical seasons
APRIL > SEPTEMBER 2018
Accademia in Monferrato was born. The first annual festival of Le Dimore del Quartetto, 6 events in villas, castles and churches of the Monferrato Casalese territory
MAY 17th 2018
First concert in Belgium: Quartetto Noûs at Grand Bigard Castle in Bruxelles and presentation of the project
MAY 28th 2018
First Guest lecture at the course of Performing Arts Management, Master in Arts Management and Administration, SDA Bocconi. Subsequently, Le Dimore del Quartetto is invited to bring testimony as a case study at Università L. Bocconi, Università Cattolica di Milano, Università degli studi di Perugia and at numerous local and national festivals related to tourism and heritage enhancement.
JUNE 6th 2018
Speech during the “Festival della Cultura Sostenibile ” (Sustainable Culture Festival) at Fondazione Feltrinelli in Milan
SEPTEMBER 6th 2018
Debut of the project and first concert in France: Quartetto Noûs at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Paris
OCTOBER > NOVEMBER 2018
Organisation of the series “Musica Assoluta”, the complete quartets by Shostakovich, 5 concerts in Bologna for the Fondazione Musica Insieme
NOVEMBER 8th 2018
Guest lecture during the class of Governance & Management of Cultural Industries and Institutions, within the Master’s Degree in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment, Bocconi University
NOVEMBER 13th 2018
FOURISMORE – Conversation-concert and training with Quartetto Indaco for “Generali Italia” Group employees at the Mogliano Veneto headquarters
NOVEMBER 19th 2018
Le Dimore del Quartetto, selected among 321 projects from all over Italy, wins the call “Innovazione Culturale ” financed by Fondazione Cariplo
DECEMBER 4th 2018
Annual Award Concert at Teatro Litta. Quartetto Guadagnini wins a scholarship by Fondo Morosini and Ãtma Quartet wins a tournée offered by Gioventù Musicale. Houses of the year are Villa Totti (Mutigliano, LU) and Villa Le Pozzarelle (Fiesole, FI).
DECEMBER 8th 2018
First concert in England: Quartetto Echos at Chelsea House (London)
15 > 22 DECEMBER 2018
First concert series in Burberry’s boutiques, on the occasion of the Christmas openings
From an idea of Francesca Moncada, the project Le Dimore del Quartetto was born within the Piero Farulli Association, in collaboration with Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane (ADSI) and with the Artistic Direction of Simone Gramaglia, viola player of the Cremona Quartet.
NOVEMBER 8TH 2016
The Association Le Dimore del Quartetto is officially born
FEBRUARY 6TH 2017
Fourismore is born, the first String Quartet coaching of Le Dimore del Quartetto, organized for Generali in Venice
DECEMBER 12TH 2017
Hearing at House of Deputies within the study “Good practices of cultural diffusion”
DECEMBER 17TH 2017
First Annual Award Concert at Teatro Litta. Quartetto Noûs, Quartetto Cèsar Franck e Trio Quodlibet win a scholarships