Quartetto di Cremona, Italy, 2012

Tour Dates: 6 December –17 December, 2012

The Quartetto di Cremona has made a name for itself as one of the most interesting chamber ensembles on the international scene.

Tour Dates
  • 6 December –17 December, 2012


Tour Dates: 6 December –17 December, 2012

Ticket Information:

7 December, Meng Minwei Concert Hall, Tsinghua University, 010-62788104 / 62782334
9 December, Shanghai Concert Hall,  021-63862836
16 December, National Centre for the Performing Arts,   010-66550000 

Cristiano Gualco, violin
Paolo Andreoli, violin
Simone Gramaglia, viola
Giovanni Scaglione, cello

The Quartetto di Cremona has made a name for itself as one of the most interesting chamber ensembles on the international scene. British magazine, The Strad, wrote "Dynamic contouring was as sleek and elegant as an Armani suit, and it tailored the music to perfection." The Sueddeutsche Zeitung describes it as one of the most exciting quartets of the current generation and in Australia the Quartet was acclaimed as the "glory of the Perth Festival".

After a period of study at the Stauffer Academy in Cremona in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona was founded. Since then the Quartet has performed at major international festivals, such as, the Beethovenfest in Bonn, the Bozar Festival in Brussels, the Festival of Turku, the Kammermusik Gemeinde in Hannover and the Perth Festival in Australia. The Berlin Konzerthaus, the Wigmore Hall, the Barge Music in New York and the Beethovenhaus in Bonn constitute some of the prestigious concert halls the Quartet has appeared at.

Since 2011, the Quartetto di Cremona has been artist-in-residence at the Società del Quartetto in Milan, a project that will culminate in 2014 with the complete performance of Beethoven quartets in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the institution. From 2012, the ensemble will be in residence at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome.

Radio and television stations around the world regularly broadcast the Quartets concerts, such as, RAI, WDR, BBC, VRT, SDR and ABC. Among other important recordings, in April 2011, the complete quartets by Fabio Vacchi were published on Decca.

The Cremona Quartet was chosen to promote a project by "The Friends of Stradivari" society in order to increase knowledge of the Cremona art of making stringed instruments.The violinist Paolo Andreoli plays a beautiful violin made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini in 1757, arranged through the society from the Collection of Sau-Wing Lam.

Important events are planned for the coming seasons including debuts in Scandinavia, USA, Japan and China.