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Quartetto di Venezia

Andrea Vio - violin
Alberto Battiston - violin
Mario Paladin - viola
Angelo Zanin - cello

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Casella: Concerto for Strings, 5 Pieces; Turchi: Concerto Breve - Naxos 8.573019
"These performances are excellent. There's plenty of energy and precision, and Venezia clearly has fun with the many character changes that often occur in Casella's pieces."
(American Record Guide, May/June 2014)

"The Quartetto di Venezia is more that charming; it is serious and substantial. Among its many beauties is a tuneful and emotionally resonant slow movement, a kaleidoscopically faceted theme and variations. The Verdi quartet closed the evening in incisive and authoritative performances."
(Los Angeles Time - Daniel Cariaga) 

"...They are fine musicians and excellent instrumentalists ... the quality of the sound, good intonation and perfect balance make this quartet's performance a moving experience."
(La Nación de Buenos Aires - A.E.Gimenez)


The artistic training of the quartet was influenced by two important schools of quartet interpretation: that of the "Quartetto Italiano", under the guidance of Piero Farulli at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena and the central European school of the "Vegh Quartet" through many meetings with Sandor Vegh and Paul Szabo.

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The Quartet has performed in major International Festivals in Italy: Serate Musicali - Milan, IUC - Rome, GOG - Genoa, "Società Veneziana dei Concerti" - Venice, "Teatro la Fenice" - Venice, Biennale Musica - Venice, Amici della Musica - Florence, "Bologna Festival", Amici della Musica - Palermo, Chamber Music Festival - Cervo, "B.Barattelli" - L'Aquila, Petruzzelli Theater - Bari etc. ;

and in International Festivals around the world: U.S.A. - New York - United Nations Palace, Los Angeles UCLA & Getty Museum, Washington National Gallery, San Francisco, Seattle - Meany Hall, Philadelphia; CANADA: Toronto, Vancouver; SOUTH AMERICA: BRASIL - Rio de Janeiro, San Paolo, Curitiba; URUGUAY: Montevideo, Minas, San Josè; ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires 2 in the Coliseum Theater,Colon Theater, Cordoba;

EUROPE: Paris - Unesco Palace, Bad Kissingen - Kissinger Sommer, Wurzburg Mozart Festival, Munchen - Herkulessaal, St.Moritz - Engadina Festival, Basel - Musik Akademie, Bruxelles - Societè Philarmonique, Sofia - Sala Bulgaria, "Saou Chante Mozart", Bratislava Mozart Festival, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Helsinki - National Finnish Opera, Ossiach/Villach Festival, Vienna - Klangbogen, Barcelona & Valencia - Palau de la Musica, Madrid – Real Academia de Bellas Artes, Warsaw - European College, Copenhagen-Tivoli Hall, Beirut - Al Bustan Festival, Tokio - New Otani Hall, Taipei-National Concert Hall, Seoul Ho-Am Art Hall.

They had the honour of playing to the Pope Giovanni Paolo II and to the President of the Italian Republic.

They have recorded for the RAI (Italian State Television),American Radio of the New York Times (WQXR), Radio Suisse Romande, Southkorean Radio MBC, Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany), Schweizer Radio DRS2, ORF1 (Austria), Radio Clasica (Spain). They have recorded CDs for Dynamic, Koch, Musical Heritage Society, Ermitage, Hommage, Aura, Fonit Cetra, CD Classic, UNICEF.

The quartet has collaborated with Bruno Giuranna, Piero Farulli, Paul Szabo, Borodin Quartet, Prazak Quartet, Herbert Kefer (Artis Quartet), Oscar Ghiglia, Danilo Rossi, Pietro De Maria, Dieter Flury (1st flute - Wiener Philarmoniker).

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"This is a group that stands out in the varied and vast European musical field. The perfect technical mastery and the power of their performances, characterized by the push towards an absolute value of themselves as true performers, place the Quartet of Venice at the top of their category and among the very few worthy of taking over the role of the great Quartets of the past".
Los Angeles Times

The artistic training of the quartet was influenced by two important schools of quartet interpretation: that of the "Quartetto Italiano", under the guidance of Piero Farulli at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena and the Central European school of the "Vegh Quartet" through many meetings with Sandor Vegh and Paul Szabo.

The Quartet has performed at major festivals in Italy incuding Milan - Serate Musicali, Rome - IUC, Genoa, Venice - Società Veneziana dei Concerti, - Teatro la Fenice, Biennale Musica - Florence - Amici della Musica, Bologna Festival and Palermo - Amici della Musica, Chamber Music Festival.

International festivals and performances:
Paris - Unesco Palace, Bad Kissingen - Kissinger Sommer, Würzburg - Mozart Festival, Munich - Herkulessaal, St. Moritz - Engadina Festival, Basel - Musik Akademie, Bruxelles - Société Philharmonique, Sofia - Sala Bulgaria, Bratislava - Mozart Festival, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Helsinki - National Finnish Opera, Ossiach/Villach Festival, Vienna - Klangbogen, Barcelona & Valencia - Palau de la Musica, Madrid - Real Academia de Bellas Artes, Warsaw - European College, Copenhagen - Tivoli Hall.

New York - United Nations Palace, Los Angeles - UCLA & Getty Museum, Washington - National Gallery, San Francisco, Seattle - Meany Hall, Philadelphia; Toronto, Vancouver; Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo,  Montevideo, Buenos Aires - Coliseo, Teatro Colón, Beirut - Al Bustan Festival, Tokyo - New Otani Hall, Taipei - National Concert Hall, Seoul - Ho-Am Art Hall.

The quartet had the honour of playing to the Pope John Paul II and to the President of the Italian Republic.

Recordings have been made for the RAI, American Radio of the New York Times,  Radio Suisse Romande, South Korean Radio MBC, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Schweizer Radio DRS2, ÖRF1, Radio Clasica (Spain) and CD recordings for Dynamic, Koch, Musical Heritage Society, Ermitage, Hommage, Aura, Fonit Cetra, CD Classic, UNICEF.

The quartet collaborated with Bruno Giuranna, Piero Farulli, Paul Szabo, Borodin Quartet, Prazak Quartet, Herbert Kefer (Artis Quartett), Oscar Ghiglia, Danilo Rossi, Pietro De Maria and Dieter Flury (1st flute - Wiener Philharmoniker).

Programmes

Programme proposals

Programma I
Mozart: String Quartet in G major, KV 387
Vacchi: Movimento di Quartetto
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Programma II
Haydn: String Quartet in F major, Op. 77 No. 2
Verdi: String Quartet in E minor
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From my life'

Programma III
Bartók: String Quartet No. 6 in D major, Sz. 114
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 130

Programme IV
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 18 No. 6
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2

Programme V
Mozart: String Quartet in C major, KV 465 'Dissonance'
Casella: Five pieces, Op. 34
Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Op. 135

Programme V
Boccherini: String Quartet in G major, Op. 52 No. 3
Hindemith: String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22
Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

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Concert I
Op. 18 No. 3 - Op. 18 No. 1 - Op. 132

Concert II
Op. 59 No. 2 - Op. 18 No. 5 - Op. 133 ('Grosse Fuge')

Concert III
Op. 74 - Op. 18 No. 4 - Op. 130

Concert IV
Op. 18 No. 2 - Op. 95 - Op. 131

Concert V
Op. 127 - Op. 59 No. 3

Concert VI
Op. 18 No. 6 - Op. 59 No.1 - Op. 135