Le Dimore del Quartetto

ACADEMIES AND PRIZES

We collaborate with some of the most prominent chamber music academies and prizes in Europe.

The Accademia Musicale Chigiana was founded in 1932 at the behest of Count Chigi Saracini, the patron and music lover who instituted master classes in music in Siena, offering hospitality in his own home to prestigious, world-famous teachers and to students coming from every continent. Thanks to its particular origins and the model of culture and of valuing and promoting music that it has represented in the past century and continues to represent, the Academy is internationally recognized still today as one of Italy’s most prestigious musical institutions.

The Fondazione Stauffer, named by its founder “Centro di Musicologia Walter Stauffer”, was constituted on October 19th 1970. On June 11th 1971 it was recognised as a non-profit institution. The Foundation pursues various objectives: allocation of scholarships and subsidies to Music students and scholars; sustaining deserving musical ensembles and organizations; financing meetings, seminars and concerts.

The Association was born to safeguard and convey the moral heritage of the Maestro Farulli, Viola of the Quartetto Italiano. The Association is promoted by Adriana Verchiani Farulli together with a group of friends, musicians and ex students of the Maestro Piero Farulli.  It supports all initiatives with the aim of spreading the passion for classical music.

Borletti-Buitoni Trust is an english organization that supports great musicians from all over the world in launching and developing their careers, by awarding three kind of prices (“BBT Awards”, “BBT Fellowships” e “Special Awards”). Le Dimore del Quartetto is one of the figures which BBT invites to nominate a young ensemble for consideration; the winner is then selected by the Artistic Committee of the organization on a merit-based way.

The main goal of the Gioventù Musicale d’Italia is that of supporting young musicians in their professional activity, with particular focus on the transition from school to the labour market. Gioventù Musicale d’Italia also aims at disseminating music, as an expression of human feeling, and works for compensating the lack of musical studies in the national education system.

Jeunesses Musicales (JM) Germany is the German section of JM International. The latter was founded in Brussels during the Second World War with the aim of fostering understanding and peaceful international encounter of young musicians. Active in more than 50 countries across the globe, JM International is reckoned to be the world’s largest organization for youth and culture. Weikersheim, entitled “JM World Meeting Center” is a meeting point for young musicians from all over the world.

Masterclasses for chamber music and single instruments with the most renowned artists of the international scene. Lessons and concerts are held all over the wonderful city of Pistoia in historic houses, parks, squares and churches.

Since 30 years, ProQuartet has contributed to the influence of the string quartet, supported the entire chamber music community, and expanded the audiences that are interested in it.
An incubator of artists of excellence, ProQuartet works to introduce young chamber music ensembles in four key areas: concert production and distribution, training, creation and cultural action.

Founded in 1966, Si-Yo Music Society Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to inspiring a global community with classical music. Si-Yo is affiliated with international musicians whom it supports with performance and teaching opportunities as well as an instrument lending program. The Foundation has presented our Si-Yo Artists™ in concerts in the U.S., Asia, and Italy; it also presents educational programs to schoolchildren who have limited exposure to classical music, and community outreach events at senior residences and places of worship.

The Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival is a celebration of the history and musical heritage of the city of Lucca. Within its walls famous composers such as Puccini, Boccherini, Geminiani were born, along with many others. Lucca is also the town where Paganini became Paganini.
The Festival seeks to revive this unique tradition through the collaboration of established international artists and teachers with young musicians from all over the world. It will be an intense two-week program filled with lessons, masterclasses, workshops, conferences, and concerts, all dedicated, primarily, to the classic and early romantic repertoire.