Quartetto di Cremona
first Italian string quartet at Carnegie Hall
In exactly one month, on October 26, 2023, Quartetto di Cremona will be the first string quartet of Italian nationality to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall, one of the most prestigious and coveted concert halls in the world.
For this eagerly awaited debut, the ensemble will offer a nuanced and evocative program: the protagonists will be the orientalism of Maurice Ravel, with his Quartet in F major, and one of the milestones of chamber music literature, Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor Op. 132. Opening the concert is Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade, a tribute to our country and a symbol of the Cremona’s pride in being the first Italian quartet at Carnegie Hall.
There is, moreover, an additional reason for satisfaction related to the “Big Apple”: Quartetto di Cremona will be one of a small circle of musicians allowed to perform in the same season in two different halls in the same city.
In fact, the ensemble will be back in New York in March 2024 at the (re-)invitation of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, after winning over its audience in February 2022 with a concert that ended in a standing ovation.
The Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center concerts are part of the tours Quartetto di Cremona holds in the U.S. each season, a testament to the international recognition gained by the ensemble in its nearly twenty-five-year career, which will be celebrated in 2025 with several new pr