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Borletti-Buitoni Trust

The BB Trust has been for us a real change in our quartet life. In Italy, where chamber music and particularly string quartet playing is neglected, and where there are very few possibilities for a young group to develop and start a good career, winning the Fellowship enabled us to continue more serenely with our artistic development with the artists we really needed to work with throughout Europe. If we can now be appreciated as a quartet internationally it is very much because of the help we have received from the Trust and also the human contact that we get, which is normally lacking in these kind of organisations.

Quartetto di Cremona"

Quartetto di Cremona received support from BBT between 2005 and 2008, when this page was last updated. For an up to date biography, go to

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

The Quartetto di Cremona, formed in 2000, has made its mark on the international chamber music scene. Starting at the Stauffer Academy of Salvatore Accardo in Cremona and continuing at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, they continue to study with Hatto Beyerle. The Quartetto has played to critical acclaim in the most important venues and Festivals in Europe and overseas. These include Wigmore Hall London, Beethoven Haus and BeethovenFest Bonn, Perth International Art Festival Australia, Barge Music New York, Turku Music Festival, Handelsbeurs (Ghent). In Italy they have played for all the most important concert societies and Festivals. Strad Magazine wrote about their "extremely mature and lyrical sound"; the Australian press defined them as the "glory of the Perth Festival 2004". Following on from the success at the fourth Melbourne Competition, where they won the second prize they were invited to partake in an extended Australian tour. Other successes include first prize at the Vittorio Veneto Competition, first prize at the seventh Cremona International Competition and second prize at the V.Gui International Competition in Florence. In 2005 the Cremona Quartet received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. Their repertoire ranges from the early Haydn quartets to the present day to contemporary Italian music. They have collaborated with artists such as Bruno Giuranna, Bella Davidovich, Filippo Gamba,  Cedric Tiberghien, Hatto Beyerle, Enrico Bronzi, the Brodski and Szymanowski Quartet. Performances in the UK for 2009 include Wigmore Hall, Oxford, Sheffield and Brighton Festival. They have recently recorded Vacchi's String Quartets, Boccherini's Quartets and Dvorak and Brahms Quintets with pianist Filippo Gamba.

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Luisa Panarello at Resia Artists
telephone: +39 026564161 2 3

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Jason Belz at Kirshbaum Associates
telephone: +1 212 222 4843