Washington D.C. 12 May 2018 – The Quartetto di Cremona, considered by critics as the true heir of the Quartetto Italiano, has performed for the first time in Washington at the Library of Congress one of the most prestigious institutions in the United States.
In front of an audience of over 400 guests gathered in the Coolidge Auditorium, the Quartetto performed on Stradivari instruments, once belonged to Niccolò Paganini and now on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. They played classics from their repertoire, from Puccini to Verdi to Beethoven.
Alongside the concert, the Library of Congress organized a display of their own Stradivari collection and an exhibition including Paganini’s personal pocket diary, manuscripts, compositions and concert programs from the Paganini collection of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation.
The Quartetto di Cremona is considered by critics as one of the most interesting chamber music ensembles at internationally with high artistic and interpretative qualities. As Ambassador Armando Varricchio stated “The Quartetto represents egregiously our country a cradle of tradition, creativity and innovation, capable of competing and astonishing in all fields at the international level.”
The concert was promoted by the Italian Embassy in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington.
The Quartetto di Cremona at the Library of Congress (May 11, 2018)