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Quartetto d'Archi della Scala

Quartetto d'Archi della Scala

An Italian chamber music ensemble formed in 1953, comprising four prize-winning soloists.

Quartetto d'Archi della Scala 

La Scala String Quartet was formed in 1953 when its lead members felt the need to follow the example of the worlds's greatest orchestras and work on developing an important chamber music project. In the course of the following decades, La Scala String Quartet was the protagonist of important musical events and recordings. After a pause lasting some years, four young musicians, international competition prize-winners and section leaders of the Theatre's Orchestra, decide to give new life to this prestigious ensemble. By further developing their musical affinities, already well established within the Orchestra, they elevated these to that maximum expression of chamber music typical of the String Quartet.

The La Scala String Quartet has been invited to some of the most important chamber music festivals in Italy (MusicaInsieme in Bologna, Serate Musicali, Società dei concerti e stagione "Cantelli" in Milan, Associazione Scarlatti in Naple, Sagra Malatestiana a Rimini,Amici della Musica in Palermo, Estate Musicale in Portogruaro, Asolo Musica, Ravenna Festival, festival Galuppi and Teatro Malibran in Venice, Stresa, Teatro alla Scala) and abroad (Brasil, Perù, Argentina, Uruguay Japan, United States, Croazia, Germany, France ecc. ).  In 2008 they had concert at the Salzburg's Mozarteum.

Maestro Riccardo Muti commented: "the quartet stands out for its technical and musical excellence,...the quartet ensures beauty of sound while its performance of the cantabile parts proves that it is very familiar with opera music, making listening a joy and pleasure indeed".

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