Quartetto Indaco

Quartetto Indaco

The Quartetto Indaco was formed in 2007 at the Scuola di Musica in Fiesole, thanks to an impulse of Piero Farulli and Andrea Nannoni, and today it is considered among the most interesting Italian string quartets of its generation.  After graduating from Fiesole, the Quartetto Indaco attended specialisation courses with exponents of the best quartets of our time (among others: Hatto Beyerle and Günter Pichler from the legendary Alban Berg Quartet, and Rainer Schmidt from the Hagen Quartet) having achieved their Master’s in Chamber Music in 2017, at the Musikhochschule in Hannover, under the guidance of Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet), they are perfecting their skills at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. After having been awarded the special “Jeunesses Musicales” prize at the Internazionale “Premio Paolo Borciani” competition in 2014, they were among the finalists of the same competition in 2017, and have been awarded various international prizes and grants. Particularly esteemed by audiences for their extraordinary communication, the Quartetto Indaco has always received excellent reviews from specialist critics, that have described their performances as “an astonishing display of fireworks, so brilliant that the walls of the hall could barely contain it. A compact ensemble, full of polish and exuberance’, the Quartetto Indaco highlights its artistic qualities with a broad repertoire, from classical to contemporary, with a particular preference for 19th and 20th century composers. In addition, the Quartetto Indaco carries out in-depth research into Italian composers and is dedicated to the dissemination of new musical languages. They are guests at prestigious festivals and of musical institutions in Italy (among others: I Concerti del Quirinale in Rome with live broadcasts on Rai Radio3, Musica nel Tennis at Villa Necchi for the Società del Quartetto in Milan, Amici della Musica in Reggio Emilia, Festival “Paesaggi Musicali Toscani”, “Festival dei Due Mondi” in Spoleto, Nuova Consonanza), the quartet also performs regularly in Germany (Heidelberger Frühling, Podium Festival, Goslar Musik Wochen), Switzerland, Ireland, Lettonia, Sweden, Portugal, Spain and Holland.

 

In the 2019/20 season, they made their debut at the Unione Musicale in Turin and at the Stradivari Festival in Cremona, performing with pianist Uri Caine in a cross-over concert dedicated to Wagner. They were also one of the main groups in the “Roll Over Beethoven” concert promoted by the Accademia Chigiana in Siena; the two concerts performed by the ensemble were particularly appreciated by the critics, who pointed out that “the harmony of the performance allowed the audience to feel fully involved…”. They also actively collaborate with internationally renowned soloists and chamber musicians such as: Enrico Bronzi, Avi Avital, Julian Bliss, Franziska Pietsch, Josu de Solaun, Bruno Canino, Massimo Mercelli, Claudia Barainsky, Giovanni Scaglione. The quartet is the dedicatee of several works by composers such as Giovanni Sollima, Federico Maria Sardelli, Alessandro Solbiati, Giovanni Bietti, and Nicola Sani, and in 2020 they performed the piece “Via Lucis delle Ombre” for concert quartets and string orchestras in the orchestral season of Milano Classica. They have also recorded, for Brillant Classics, the complete quartets of Pavian composer Giovanni Albini and, with Ema Vinci S.r.l., and after winning the SIAE “for who creates” 2019 competition, they recorded the quartet “Canti dopo l’Apocalisse” by Andrea Portera. For 2021, they are working on the editorial and recording project “Dante21” in collaboration with the Contemporary Publishing House “Sconfinarte” in Milan; the project involves 34 living Italian composers for the cantos of Dante’s Inferno. Since 2017, they taken part in the international project “Le Dimore del Quartetto” and are quartet in residence at the High Score festival in Pavia and of the Milano Classica orchestra.