Aula Magna – Accademia dei Fisiocritici (Piazza Silvio Gigli, 2 – Siena) – Hrs: 7 pm
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Quartetto per archi in Re minore Op.76 n°2
Quiten – Quartett (Allegro, Andante o piuttosto Allegretto, Minuetto – Allegro ma non troppo, Finale – Vivace assai)
Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Quartetto per archi n°13 in La Minore
Rosamunde Op.29 n°1 (D804) (Allegro ma non troppo, Andante, Minuetto, Allegretto, Allegro moderato)
The Gagliano String Quartet, whose name pays a tribute to the most renowned family of Neapolitan violin makers, combines years of individual and ensemble experiences in the chamber music fields: the violinists Carlo Dumont and Sergio Carnevale, the violist Gianfranco Conzo and the cellist Raffaele Sorrentino.
The former group was found in 1987, following the encouragement of the Gabrieli String Quartet of London which they met at the “Course of Instrumental and Musical Interpretation” in Sermoneta (Italy), receiving also the privilege to perform the same year at the Pontino Festival. In 1995, after playing for the Alban Berg Quartet, they were invited to study with them at the Musikhochschule of Lübeck (Germany). In 1997, the “Amadeus Scholarship Fund” allowed them to study with the Amadeus Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Beside their teaching activity the quartet has performed at many festivals and tours throughout Europe (London, Geneva, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Lugano, Lubeck, Sofia, Bruxelles, Budapest), playing recitals and monographic cycles (Boccherini 2005, Mozart 2006, Haydn and Mendelssohn 2009, Schumann 2010). Over the years they have often collaborated with prominent guest musicians such as Bruno Giuranna, Antony Pay, Ursula Hollinger, Peter-Lukas Graf, Jean-Francois Tollier, Alessandro Carbonare, Bruno Mezzena, etc.
The Gagliano Quartet, whose repertoire ranges from “The Art of Fugue” by J.S. Bach to the latest contemporary works , is also constantly researching for the rediscovery of the Neapolitan School chamber music repertoire (Giuseppe Martucci, Franco Alfano, Alessandro e Achille Longo, Mario Pilati…), performing and recording works which are often unpublished.
In the season 2013/14 the quartet has played, starting with the Carthage Festival (Tunis) a program of rarely heard composition, dedicated to the path leading from the first instrumental forms of the 16th century, to the birth of the string quartet in Italy in the 18th century.
In 2014 the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation has invited the quartet to play Rossini, Verdi and Puccini for the annual gala at the Théatre du Parc of Bruxelles.