Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Quartetto Di Cremona
String Quartet
BBT Fellowship 2005

Quartetto Di Cremona - Video


An album of chamber works inspired by the beauty of Italy, including a work specially commissioned for the recording, celebrates the 20th birthday of the renowned Italian ensemble Quartetto di Cremona. It is also, in part, a tribute to the late Italian philanthropist and music lover Franco Buitoni, co-founder with his wife, Ilaria, of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. A special award was created in his name, which was designated in 2019 for Italian musicians who promote and encourage chamber music at home and throughout the world. The Franco Buitoni Award made this recording possible for the Quartet, which also won a BBT Fellowship award in 2005. Joining Wolf, Mozart and Tchaikovsky in sending postcards home from Italy is Nimrod Borenstein, whose Cieli d’Italia was specially commissioned by the Quartet.