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If there is one key quality a young quartet needs in order to grow and develop, it is trust and confidence in the ability to discover its identity. With the Borletti Buitoni family, we learnt that Trust is not just a word, but a real tangible support on so many levels. We received this award without needing to apply or convince anyone of our total commitment to the project and since then the trust in our work has helped us make real what was just a dream before.

Quartetto Lyskamm"

BBT Special Chamber Music Prize In Honour of Claudio Abbado

Cecilia Ziano violin
Clara Franziska Schötensack violin
Francesca Piccioni viola
Giorgio Casati cello

Quartetto Lyskamm, founded at the Milan Conservatoire in 2008, is comprised of Italian musicians aged 24 to 31.

From 2009 to 2011, the Quartet was mentored by the Artemis Quartet, before joining the European Chamber Music Academy circuit, meeting important teachers such as Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, Heime Mueller, Ferenc Rados, Antonello Farulli, Claus Christian Schuster, Jerome Pernoo, Christophe Giovaninetti and Andrea Nannoni. Currently, the Quartet is studying with Heime Mueller at the Musikhochschule Luebeck.

Since 2014 Quartetto Lyskamm received the Vittorio Rimbotti award of the European Chamber Music Academy, the second prize and the ProQuartet special prize at the international competition Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne in Graz, the Jeunesse Musicale Deutschland prize at the international chamber music campus in Weikersheim and the Possehl Stiftung award.

The Quartet has performed for the Società del Quartetto of Milano, the Mito Festival, the Unione Musicale and the Lingotto Musica of Turin.  It is currently quartet in residence at the Padua’s Amici della Musica. Recent collaborators have included fellow Italian musicians such as cellist Mario Brunello, percussionist Simone Rubino and pianist Alessandro Taverna.

Quartetto Lyskamm is supported by Cidim (Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica) and by the Ad Infinitum Foundation. In January 2016, the Quartet was guest artist at Aldeburgh Music in Suffolk, England.

Photographs by Christian Ruvolo

  • London showcase concert at 22 Mansfield Street - 15 May 2017
Quartetto Lyskamm - Beethoven, Schubert & Webern

Quartetto Lyskamm - Beethoven, Schubert & Webern

Beethoven: String Quartet Op 18 No 5 3 Andante cantabile

Schubert: Quartettsatz D 703 (String Quartet No 12)

Webern: Six Bagatelles


These three recordings from Quartetto Lyskamm, winners of BBT Special Chamber Music Prize in honour of Claudio Abbado 2016, encompass a century of Viennese music, from Beethoven’s early Op 18 No 5 Quartet, via Schubert’s concentrated drama in his Quartettsatz (Quartet No 12, D 703) to Webern’s exquisite, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them, Six Bagatelles.

Quartetto Lyskamm
Cecilia Ziano violin
Clara Franziska Schötensack violin
Francesca Piccioni viola
Giorgio Casati cello

Supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust