Società del Quartetto di Milano was founded in 1864 by pre-eminent figures of Milanese society to share a passion for music. Nowadays it is committed to sharing music with the widest, most marginalised local communities. Through livestreaming of its concerts, featuring many of the world’s leading musicians, it promotes the wellbeing, greater social cohesion and reduced isolation that the experience of live music can bring to potentially thousands of underprivileged communities in the metropolitan area.
This approach was initiated during the pandemic when nobody could come to the concert hall. The BBT Communities grant will support further continuation and development of this successful project which operates in collaboration with three highly regarded organisations in Milan: Humanitas Research Hospital, internationally acclaimed as a centre for the treatment and research on neurodegenerative diseases, a nursing home for musicians founded over a century ago according to the wishes of Giuseppe Verdi, and the Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus rehabilitation centre for congenitally disabled children and adolescents.