This evening at Conway Hall, we take a trip to Italy as the Nous Quartet performs an all-Italian programme with string quartets by Boccherini, Verdi and Resphigi. Boccherini | Quartet in D Op. 8 No. 1 G. 165 Verdi | String Quartet in E minor Respighi | String Quartet in D minor P.91 The Quartetto Nous, composed of four young Italian musicians, was founded in 2011 at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. The quartet received its training at the Accademia "Walter Stauffer" in Cremona in the class of the Quartetto di Cremona, at the Musik Akademie in Basel in the class of Reiner Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and also studied with internationally renowned teachers like Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet). They are currently attending the Musikhochschule Lubeck in the class of Heime Muller (Artemis Quartet) and the Escuela Superior de Musica "Reina Sofia" in Madrid where they are studying with Gunter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet). They won first prize at the "Luigi Nono" International Competition in Venaria Reale, Turin, and at the XXI "Anemos International Competition" in Rome. In 2014 it was awarded an honorable mention at the "Sony Classical Talent Scout" in Madesimo, Italy. They received the "Arthur Rubinstein - Una Vita nella Musica 2015" Award by La Fenice Theatre in Venicefor, revealing itself in a few years as one of the most promising Italian chamber music groups and for showing in a still brief career to be able to approach the great literature for string quartet in a mature manner, seeking a reasoned and not ephemeral interpretation in the masterpieces of the classic-romantic period and of the twentieth century, continuing at the same time a serious and not episodic research even within the language of the contemporary music. In 2015 the quartet was awarded the "Piero Farulli" Prize, given to the best emerging chamber music group in the current year, as part of the XXXIV "Franco Abbiati" Award, the most prestigious Italian music critics award. Pre-concert recital by Anna Quiroga (harp) and Valentina Ciardelli (double bass) 5:30pm in the Main Hall Royal College of Music graduates Anna Quiroga and Valentina Ciardelli present a programme of music arranged for the unusual combination of harp and double bass, from J.S. Bach to Rachmaninov's Vocalise and Frank Zappa.
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