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DF ARTISTS WELCOMES CHAOS STRING QUARTET IN ITS ROSTER

Welcome to Chaos String Quartet! Founded in 2019 on the interdisciplinary concept of chaos, the Chaos String Quartet combines a highly refined ensemble culture and a fiery vitality with a passion for exploring experimental and improvisational approaches. With their affinity for embracing unpredictability and risk-taking, the ensemble’s members bring a unique dynamism and vibrancy to their playing featuring a whole universe of sounds.
Recently selected as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist 2023-2025, the Chaos String Quartet is rapidly establishing itself on the international music scene. The Quartet has been awarded at the most prestigious international competitions, including ARD (2022), Bordeaux (2022), Haydn (2023) and Bad Tölz (2023). Additional successes include winning the 2nd Prize at Budapest’s 2021 Bartók World Competition and the Premio V. E. Rimbotti in Italy.

The Chaos String Quartet was invited to music festivals such as the Schwetzingen SWR Festival, the Schwarzwald Musikfestival, the Mozartfest Würzburg, Les Musicales de Normandie, the Davos Festival, the Ravenna Festival, the Festival del Quartetto Firenze, Lockenhaus, the Gent Festival van Vlaanderen, the Festival Academy Budapest, and the Heidelberger Streichquartettfest, among others. In 2023, the ensemble made its debut at the Musikverein in Vienna and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

Mentored by Prof. Johannes Meissl in Vienna through the ECMAster program, the quartet additionally completed a postgraduate course at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole with the Cuarteto Casals. The ensemble received additional important musical impulses from artists such as Eberhard Feltz, Patrick Jüdt, Rainer Schmidt, Hatto Beyerle, András Keller and Oliver Wille.

The group has worked with artists like Nicolas Baldeyrou, Alexander Ullman, Giampaolo Bandini, Avri Levitan, Hyung-ki Joo and Christoph Zimper. In addition, the Quartet had the opportunity to work with composer Helmut Lachenmann on his 2nd quartet, “Reigen seliger Geister”.

The quartet is a member of the Chamber Music Association “Le Dimore del Quartetto” and has been selected for the promotional program “New Austrian Sound of Music”.

Bas Jongen plays a cello by Hendrick Jacobs (Amsterdam, 1696), kindly loaned to him by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (NMF).

Susanne Schäffer, violino
Eszter Kruchió, violino
Sara Marzadori, viola
Bas Jongen, violoncello

www.chaosquartet.com

QUARTETTO WERTHER AT TEATRO LA FENICE IN VENICE FOR MUSIKAMERA.

The young and talented musicians of Quartetto Werther will perform two concerts, on February 1st and 2nd 2022 at 8pm at Teatro La Fenice, Sale Apollinee in Venice for Musikàmera. In both concerts they will play the beautiful piano quartets by Mahler, Schumann and Strauss.

info & tickets: https://www.teatrolafenice.it/event/quartetto-werther-in-concerto/

DF ARTISTS WELCOMES THE RENOWNED UKRAINIAN-ITALIAN PIANIST ANNA KRAVTCHENKO IN ITS ROSTER.

DF Artists welcomes the renowned Ukrainian-Italian pianist Anna Kravtchenko in its roster.

Anna Kravtchenko has distinguished herself on the international piano scene after winning unanimously the first prize at the prestigious “Ferruccio Busoni” International Piano Competition in 1992 at only 16 years old.

Harold Schoenberg, one of the most autorithative musical critics and journalists of the New York Times, wrote about her: ”Her radiant sound and poetical interpretations could sometimes reduce audiences to tears“.

Anna Kravtchenko has played in the most important halls and worldwide events such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Great Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw for the “Meesterpianisten serie”, at the Tonhalle in Zurich, at the “La Roque D’Antheron Festival”, for the Brescia and Bergamo Festival, in the Sala Verdi of Milan for “Serate musicali”, in the Herkulessaal in Munich, for the Ruhr Piano Festival, in the Salle Gaveau in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, in the Victoria Hall Geneva, for the “Piano Aux Jacobins” Festival in Toulouse, for the Bergen Festival, etc. She has also toured Japan, South Africa, the United States and Canada.

She has performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Residentie Orchestra, the Essen Philharmonic, London Royal Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, etc.

In 2006 she recorded a CD for DECCA Records, a recital entirely dedicated to Chopin. In the same year Anna Kravtchenko won the International Web Concert Hall Competition in the USA.
Her latest CD for DECCA dedicated to Liszt has been reviewed with five stars and has received the award of the title “Cd of the month” in the main Italian magazines including Amadeus, Classic Voice, Suonare News and Musica.
In 2010 Deutsche Grammophon selected four pieces recorded by her for insertion in the “Grande Classica” and “Classic Gold” box, published in May 2010.

Anna Kravtchenko after teaching for 15 years at the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” of Imola, since 2013 she is a Professor at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, University of Lugano, Switzerland.

Born in 1976, Anna Kravtchenko began studying piano at the age of five. She studied with Maestro Leonid Margarius at the International Piano Academy of Imola, where she was admitted “Ad Honorem”.

QUARTETTO WERTHER IN PORDENONE FOR ASSOCIAZIONE MUSICA PURA

Quartetto Werther will play in Pordenone at Convento San Francesco on November 14th at 5,30 pm for Associazione Musica Pura. The young talented piano quartet performance will include pieces by Mahler, Strauss, Carrapatoso and Gon.

PROGRAM

G. Mahler – Quartettsatz in la minore

E. Carrapatoso – O Espelho da alma

F.Gon – Amor (ispirato all’”Amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle” dal Paradiso di Dante)

R. Strauss – Quartetto in do minore op. 13

Info: www.musicapura.it

SONATORI DE LA GIOIOSA MARCA IN BOLOGNA AT PALAZZO DELL’ARCHIGINNASIO FOR CONOSCERE LA MUSICA.

The baroque ensemble Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca will play a wonderful program including all Italian XVIII century repertoire on October 28th at 5,30 pm at Palazzo dell’Archiginnasio in Bologna for the 2021 season of “Conoscere la Musica”.

PROGRAM

DA NAPOLI A VENEZIA:
CONCERTI PER ARCHI DEL SETTECENTO ITALIANO

Andrea FALCONIERO
(1585/86 – 1656)

Folias echa para mi Señora
Doña Tarollila de Carallenos
Passacalle
Ciaccona

Leonardo LEO
(1694-1744)

“Concerto di violoncello con violini”in re minore (Napoli 1737/38)
Andante grazioso- Con Spirito- Amoroso-Allegro

Francesco DURANTE
(1684-1755)

Concerto a quattro in mi minore per archi e b.c.
Adagio-Ricercare del IV Tono-Largo-Presto

Antonio VIVALDI
(1678 – 1741)
Concerto in Sol minore RV 153 per archi e b.c.
Allegro – Largo –Allegro

Baldassarre GALUPPI
(1706 – 1785)
Concerto a quattro in Re maggiore
Maestoso – Allegro – Andantino

Giovanni REALI
(1681c.-1751)
Follia per 2 violini, violoncello e b.c. (Venezia 1709)

Giuseppe TARTINI
(1692 – 1770)

Sinfonia a quattro in La Maggiore
Allegro assai – Andante assai sempre dolce – Minuetto: allegro assai

More info: www.conoscerelamusica.it

SONATORI DE LA GIOIOSA MARCA IN CARPI FOR CARPIINCLASSICA

Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca will perform on July 26th at 9,30 pm In Carpi at Teatro Comunale for CarpiInClassica, “Festa Veneziana.Balli, Sonate e Concerti a Venezia nel XVII e XVIII secolo”. The program includes dances, sonatas and concertos of the Venetian repertoire through threee centuries.

Program

TARQUINIO MERULA
(1594/5-1665)
Ballo detto Pollicio
Ruggero
Chaccona
Canzoni e sonate. Libro III op.XII
Venezia 1637

MARCO ANTONIO FERRO
( ? -1662)
Sonata X
Sonata XI a 4
Op.1 (Venezia 1649)

BIAGIO MARINI
(1597-1666)
Passacaglio a 4
Op.XXII (Venezia 1655)
Sonata sopra La Monica
Op.VIII (Venezia 1626)

BALDASSARRE GALUPPI
(1706-1785)
Concerto a quattro in Do minore
Grave-Allegro-Andante

ANTONIO CALDARA
(1670 – 1736)
Sinfonia a quattro in Fa minore (1732)
Larghetto – Grave – Allegro assai

ANTONIO VIVALDI
(1673-1741)
Sonata in Re minore RV 63 ” Follia” Op I n°12 per 2 violini e b.c.
Concerto in Sol minore RV 153 per archi e b.c.
Allegro-Andante-Allegro

More info: https://teatrocomunale.carpidiem.it/index.php/accade-d-estate-a-teatro/552-sonatori-de-la-gioiosa-marca

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