Formed in 2016 at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, the Quartetto Eos immediately attracted the attention of the musical world for the freshness and depth of its interpretations, winning the Farulli Prize awarded by the Italian Music Critics in 2018 as part of the Franco Abbiati award.
Currently, the quartet attends the Master in Chamber Music at the Hochschule Luzern with Isabel Charisius (Alban Berg Quartet) and regularly follows with musicians such as Alfred Brendel, Corina Belcea (Belcea Quartet), Eckart Runge, Patrick Jüdt (ECMA) and Lawrence Dutton (Emerson Quartet). In addition, the quartet attended the advanced specialisation course for string quartet at the Stauffer Academy of Cremona in the class of the Quartet of Cremona.
The ensemble has already achieved significant successes in international and national competitions, such as the International Anton Rubinstein Competition in Düsseldorf, the Sergio Dragoni Competition in Milan (2019) and the first prize at the Orpheus Competition in Winterthur (2020). Moreover, the quartet was admitted to participate in the prestigious Mozart Competition in Salzburg, which takes place in February 2022.
The Quartetto Eos plays regularly for important musical institutions such as the Società del Quartetto di Milano, the Istituzione Universitaria Concerti (Rome), the Roman Philharmonic, the Gioventù Musicale d’Italia, the Rovereto Philharmonic, the Scarlatti Association of Naples, the Philarmonie de Paris, Ticino Musica, the Swiss Foundation of Basel and others. In addition, they often collaborate with musicians such as Calogero Palermo (first clarinet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Gustavo Nuñez (first bassoon of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Jerusalem Quartet and Enrico Dindo. Furthermore, the ensemble has been a guest on several radio broadcasts on Rai Radio 3 and on the Rai 5 television channel.
In 2022, their debut CD, entirely produced and financed by Da Vinci Records, will be released, with pieces by Janáček, Mendelssohn and Webern.
The Quartetto Eos currently plays a quartet of instruments built by Peter Greiner and kindly offered by Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartet).
Foto © Cecilia Chiaramonte
Stand: Januar 2022