Quartetto Eos

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Has been in residency since july 2022

  • Elia Chiesa, Giacomo Del Papa violin

  • Alessandro Acqui viola

  • Silvia Ancarani cello

Formed in 2016 within the Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome, the Quartetto Eos immediately caught the attention of the musical world for the freshness and depth of their interpretations, winning in 2018 the "Farulli Prize" awarded by the Italian Music Criticism within the "Franco Abbiati" prize.

The musicians are currently attending the Master in Chamber Music at the Hochschule Lucerne with Isabel Charisius (Alban Berg Quartet) and regularly follow in-depth masters with musicians of the level of Alfred Brendel, Corina Belcea (Belcea Quartet), Eckart Runge, Patrick Jüdt (ECMA), Lawrence Dutton (Emerson Quartet) and the Jerusalem Quartet.

In addition, they attended the advanced course for string quartet at the Stauffer Academy in Cremona in the class of the Cremona Quartet.

The ensemble has already achieved important successes in international and national competitions, such as the International Anton Rubinstein Competition in Düsseldorf, the Sergio Dragoni Competition in Milan (2019), the first prize at the Orpheus Competition in Winterthur (2020).

Despite its recent formation, the Quartetto Eos regularly plays for important musical institutions in all Europe such as the Società del Quartetto of Milan, the IUC (Rome), the Filarmonica Romana, the Gioventù Musicale d'Italia, the Filarmonica di Rovereto, the Associazione Scarlatti of Naples, the Philarmonie de Paris, Ticino Musica, the Swiss Foundation of Basel and others.

Moreover, it often collaborates with musicians of the calibre of Calogero Palermo (first clarinet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Gustavo Nuñez (first bassoon of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Jerusalem Quartet, Enrico Dindo.

The ensemble has been several times the guest of radio broadcasts on Rai Radio3 and on Rai 5 television channel.

In 2022 a disc will be released entirely produced and financed by Da Vinci Records, with pieces by Janáček, Mendelssohn and Webern.

In 2023 they will record a CD of music by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari produced by "Brilliant Classic" label.

The Eos Quartet currently plays an instrument quartet built by Peter Greiner and kindly offered by Maestro Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartet).

Photo: Flavio Ianniello