Biography of Quartetto Erasmus
Giambattista Pianezzola, first violin
Giacomo Trevisani, second violin
Ugo Martelli, viola
Marcello Scandelli, cello
The Quartetto Erasmus met for the first time in 1995, for the first ever recording of Quartetto by Aldo Finzi (1897-1945), published by Nuova Era.
The group's repertoire ranges from J.S. Bach, J. Haydn and W.A. Mozart, through to Schubert, Brahms and contemporary composers like Cavadini and Solbiati.
Among their recordings are Quintetti con chitarra by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Brower, Guastavino with Andrea Dieci; Sestetti con pianoforte a quattro mani by Fetis, Cavadini and Giardina for the Milanese recording studio, MAP and recently, under the Concerto label, Sonate da Camera by Agostino Steffani, one of the rare recordings of the original Quartetto Erasmus.
The Quartetto Erasmus carries out intense performance activity mostly in Italy (Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria, Tuscany) and has participated in many important musical festivals and events: ‘Melzo Musica’ in Melzo, ‘Piano Master’ in Gravedona, seminars at the Conservatorio di Musica in Brescia, ‘I luoghi della musica’ in La Spezia and ‘Lunatica ‘98’ in Carrara.
Moreover they have played for important cultural Foundations, among them the ‘Rockefeller Foundation’ and the Centro di Studi Umanistici ‘F. Petrarca’.
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