Perpetuo Motum [first Italian]
Da Mas Lugares "Quell'augellin" (from Monteverdi)
Ricercar cromaticho sopra il Credo (from Frescobaldi)
Consonanze stravaganti (from Trabaci)
Ciaccona (from Merula)
Nymphéa, with live electronics
(photo by Stefano Bottesi)
Winner of the 50th «Prague Spring International Music Competition» May 1998, the Quartetto Prometeo, in the same occasion, was awarded the «Special Bärenreiter prize for best performance of Mozart’s Quartet K 590 according with the original score», the «City of Prague» prize as best quartet and the «Pro Harmonia Mundi» prize. The Quartetto Prometeo has been designated resident group at the Britten Pears Academy (1998) in Aldeburgh and was awarded the «Thomastik Infeld» prize at the Internationale Sommer Akademie Prag-Wien-Budapest-1999 for «outstanding performance of a chamber music work» and the second prize at the Concours International de Quatuors in Bordeaux. In 2000 the Quartetto Prometeo was awarded the Special Bärenreiter Prize at the ARD Münich Competition. In 2012 Quartetto Prometeo is prized with the "Leone d’Argento" at the Biennale Musica in Venice and at present it is quartet-in-residence at the prestigious Accademia Filarmonica Romana.
Quartetto Prometeo's brilliant international career include performances at Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Roma, Società del Quartetto di Milano, Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Musica Insieme in Bologna, Waterfront Hall in Belfast for the BBC, Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux, Foundation Royaumont, Auditorium Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Boswil Festival, Schloss-Elmau Kammermusikfest, Würzburg Mozartnacht, Le Printemps Musical de Saint-Cosme, Engadiner Festwochen, Kammermusikfest in Saarbrücken, Rencontres Musicales de Fontainebleau, Colmar Festival, Sanssouci Festival in Potsdam, as well as tours in South America, The Netherlands...
Quartetto Prometeo is used to collaborate with musicians such as Mario Brunello, David Geringas, Veronika Hagen, Alexander Lonquich, Enrico Pace, Stefano Scodanibbio, Belcea quartet
One of the characteristics of the Prometeo is their constant research in putting together the classical repertoire and the new musical expressions of our time. Their close collaboration with the acclaimed composer Salvatore Sciarrino led him to dedicate two pieces to the Prometeo, his Esercizi di tre stili and the latest Quartetto n.8 commissioned by Società del Quartetto Milan, MaerzMusik Festival Berlin, Ultima Festival Oslo, Aldeburgh Festival, recently recorded for the label Kairos together with his latest works for string quartet. Quartetto Prometeo continues to collaborate with Ivan Fedele, and in 2011 premiered Moroloja Kai Erotika for string quartet and voice commissioned by Accademia Filarmonica Romana and dedicated to the Prometeo.
After the successful recording of the complete Schumann’ String Quartets for Amadeus, the new releases include: for Kairos a monographic CD dedicated to Salvatore Sciarrino, for Brilliant a monographic CD dedicated to Hugo Wolf, for ECM the monographic CD dedicated to Stefano Scodanibbio, for LimenMusic a CD/DVD with works by Beethoven and Schubert as well as a monographic CD dedicated to Ivan Fedele.
In the Spring 2014 it will be released the first recording for SONY CLASSICS.