Wednesday, September 15th 2021, 6.30 pm – Piazza Belgioioso, Milano

Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso | 150 years

More than a commemoration, a starting point

Fondazione Brivio Sforza with Le Dimore del Quartetto, and with the support of Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Milano, present the installation of the first statue dedicated to a female historical character in Milan, dedicated to Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso.


Piazza Belgioioso, at 6.30 pm

Presentation of the statue to the city, at the presence of the Major Giuseppe Sala 

Courtyard of Palazzo Belgioioso, at 7 pm

Paola Dubini talks with Alessia Mosca  (General Secretary of Italia-Asean Association, former Member of the European Parliament and promoter of the Golfo-Mosca law)

CONCERT | Quartetto Dàidalos

Anna Molinari, violin | Tina Vercellino, violin
Lorenzo Lombardo, viola | Lucia Molinari, cello

Benedetta Zamboni (1993) – Generazione (first performance)

Starting from the re-elaboration of some chords taken from the Kyrie of Bruckner’s «Grosse Messe», the piece goes through the mystery of a generation that takes place in secret, in the intimate depth. The effort that accompanies it, but also the abandonment of letting oneself be shaped, becomes a continuous dialogue between voices, until they are recomposed in the watermark of a single melody.

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) – String  Quartet in D major n. 2
I. Allegro moderato II. Scherzo. Allegro III. Notturno. Andante IV. Finale. Andante

Borodin dedicated the quartet to his wife Jekaterina.

Free entry upon reservation

The places for the event in the courtyard of Palazzo Belgioioso are sold out. Access to Piazza Belgioioso for the inauguration of the statue is free. See you there!

In accordance with the decree of 22 July 2021, access to the courtyard of Palazzo Belgioioso is only allowed to persons with a green pass

In order to participate safely, the organization will ensure the physical distance and compliance with the rules in force. It will also be necessary for all participants to wear masks.



Born in Milan on June 28, 1808, Cristina lived in the middle of the Italian Risorgimento. In 1829 she became a political activist in the female section of the Carboneria. A few years later, she lived in exile, getting in touch with the Italian Liberation Council in Marseille in 1831. In 1832 she opens in Paris one of the major cultural salons of the time and, back in Italy, participates in the insurrections of Milan and Rome in 1848-49. As a social activist, she built kindergartens, schools, communal kitchens, and homes for peasants in Locate, and created and directed the Military Ambulances (proto Red Cross) in besieged Rome. Her contribution as a writer, journalist and publisher was also very important. From 1845 she founded newspapers and periodicals that she directed between France and Italy. Great traveler and entrepreneur, she created a farm in Cappadocia in 1850 and made a journey of the Middle East up to Jerusalem in 1852.


PAOLA DUBINI, moderator

Paola Dubini is Management professor at Università Bocconi, researcher at ASK research center and Visiting Professor at IMT Lucca. Her research and professional interests focus on the conditions of economic viability of cultural organizations, private, public and no profit, and on culture led policies according to UN SDGs 2030. She coordinates ASviS – Alleanza per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile – group on culture and sustainable development. She takes part to national and international meetings and conferences on these issues and has published extensively in Italian and English. Her most recent publications include Dubini et al “Management delle organizzazioni culturali” Egea 2017; Dubini Con la cultura non si mangia.falso! Laterza 2018; Bertoni, Dubini, Monti “Participatory Event Platforms in the Urban Context: The Importance of Stakeholders’ Meaning of “Participation” in De Martini et al “Cultural Initiatives for Sustainable Development” Springer 2021.


Secretary General of the Italy-Asean Association, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Agricole. As a Member of the Republic, she was the promoter of Law 120/2011, Golfo-Mosca, for the introduction of gender quotas in boards of directors and boards of auditors of listed companies. She has been a member of the European Parliament from 2014 to 2019, where she was coordinator of the INTA Committee – International Trade of the S&D Group. Since 2018 as visiting professor she has been teaching a course on EU Trade Policy at Sciences-Po University in Paris.

PhD in Political Science, after graduating in Philosophy she completed the ISPI Master in Diplomacy and then the Diploma in International Relations at SIAS Johns Hopkins in Bologna. She was named Young Global Leader (WEF) in 2009 and Rising Talents (Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society) in 2010. In 2013, she received the “World of Difference Award” from the International Alliance for Women.


Benedetta Zamboni (1993) approaches the expressive language of music at a very young age, beginning to compose as a self-taught musician on her home piano. In 2010 she began studying composition with Andrea Portera at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. In these years he has developed several works, and obtained performances and commissions for various ensembles, dealing with both chamber ensembles and orchestras and symphonic orchestras. Finalist at the national competition Veretti (2015), she received a commission as guest composer on the occasion of the concert of August 2nd in Bologna (2017).

In 2017 she is awarded within the same competition with a commission from the Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi (2018), and she achieves with full marks the first level degree in Architecture with a thesis on the relationship between music and architectural composition. Deepening the relationship between music and space, in 2020 she concludes with honors the two-year Master of Architecture at the University of Florence. She is currently pursuing her musical research in the context of the Master in Liturgical Music at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute S. Anselmo in Rome. Her interests include the notion of time and space in music with particular reference to the tradition of liturgical music, from Gregorian chant to Arve Pärt.

The composer was selected by Fabio Vacchi for the project Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso.

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