Archipelago is a series of concert and artistic residences at Giorgio Cini Foundation on Isola di San Giorgio in Venice, which involves excellent young chamber groups together with soloists and represents an important step in their growth path through a period of residence and study at the Venetian Foundation to perfect pieces in new formations and develop new projects.

The 2022 edition explores the relationship between architecture and music trough itineraries that plan guided tours in the spaces of Cini Foundation and Teatro Verde, and concerts with musical programs inspired by the places visited on Isola di San Giorgio.


Friday 27th May 2022

at 5 pm Guided tour
at 6.30 pm Concert of Kleio Quartet (United Kingdom) and Nikolas Altieri, viola, at Auditorium “Lo Squero”

Friday 24th June 2022
at 5 pm Guided tour
at 6.30 pm Concert of Cuarteto Iberia (Spain) and Claudio LAureti, viola, at Auditorium “Lo Squero”

Friday 30th September 2022
at 5 pm Guided tour
at 6.30 pm Concert of Quatuor Agate (France) and Eleonora Testa, cello, at Auditorium “Lo Squero”

Friday 28th October 2022
at 5 pm Guided tour
at 6.30 pm Concert of Karski Quartet (Belgium) and Fabrizio Buzzi, double-bass, at Auditorium “Lo Squero”


For young ensembles and soloists, who through the artistic residence and the supervision of Giancarlo di Vacri have the opportunity to try different repertories and challenge themselves by working on different formations.

For different arts and disciplines such as music and architecture, with the aim of evaluating the artistic and cultural heritage, experimenting the connection between different creative disciplines, and reaching a more and more heterogenous audience.

The project, ideated and organized by Le Dimore del Quartetto under the artistic direction of Simone Gramaglia (Viola of Quartetto di Cremona) in collaboration with Fondazione Gioventù Musicale d’Italia and Fondazione Walter Stauffer. Thanks to the Patronage of Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza the project has been adopted by Crafted, agency which follows its digital communication.

We use music as a universal language that overcomes the boundaries of space and becomes an intersection point between different worlds, creating a perfect deal among people, places and passions

“The noun pelago derives from the ancient Greek pélagos which means sea.

With ARCHIPELAGO we imagined a “sea for strings” with its island, an ideal place where to dock and express yourself. No place, better than Fondazione Cini with its stunning Auditorium, could have represented this ideal place, this, in fact, is ARCHIPELAGO.
In the latest years the number of young people who pursue the discipline of string quartet has grown a lot, regardless of any crisis.  A strong signal that beauty and quality don’t fear anything and that they can, on the contrary, bring benefits to those who decide to follow, support, and invest in projects that follow these two precious standards.

 – Artistic Director, Simone Gramaglia


SATURDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2021 | #1
Chaos String Quartet and Alexander Ullmann, piano

SATURDAY, JULY 24th | Archipelago #2
Atenea Quartet and Virginia Luca, viola

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH | Archipelago #3
Echéa Quartet and Vitor Fernandes, clarinet

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH | Archipelago #4
Zorá Quartet and Luigi Attademo, guitar


Before taking your seat at San Giorgio Cafè, show your Archipelago concert ticket at the cashier to receive a special 20% discount on a cocktail of your choice.
Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm

Tuesday, January 21st, 5.30 pm | Free launch concert Affinity Quartet Music by Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn READ MORE

Saturday, February 22nd, 5 pm | Archipelago #1 Barbican Quartet and Emanuele Ruggero, viola Music by Bach, Haydn, Mozart READ MORE

Saturday, March 21st, 5 pm | Archipelago #2 Quartetto Noûs and Igor Andreev, piano Music by Skrjabin, Mendelssohn, Dvořák READ MORE

Saturday, April 4th, 5 pm | Archipelago #3 Echéa Quartet and Kevin Spagnolo, clarinet Music by Widmann, Haydn, Mozart READ MORE

Saturday, May 16th, 5 pm | Archipelago #4 Leonkoro Quartet and Margherita Succio, cello Music by Cassadò, Haydn, Schubert READ MORE

Saturday, June 6th, 5 pm | Archipelago #5 Behn Quartet and special guest: M° Luigi Attademo, guitar Music by Paganini, Mendelssohn, Brouwer, Boccherini READ MORE

Saturday, July 11th, 5 pm | Archipelago #6 Ruisi Quartet, Gennaro Cardaropoli, violin and Alexander Ullman, piano Music by Haydn, Chausson READ MORE


STUDENT ticket | GENERIC ticket | 15  SUPPORTER ticket | €30 PATRON ticket | €50 GENERIC subscription | €60 SUPPORTER subscription | €120 PATRON subscription | €200 Choosing the “Supporter” and “Patron” tickets and subscriptions, you will contribute to sustain the guest musicians and the activity of the institutions involved in the organisation of the concerts. BE RESPONSIBLE, SUPPORT YOUNG MUSICIANS. SPECIAL OFFER Happy Hour at the San Giorgio Café with Filippo La Mantia With your Archipelago ticket, on the day of the concert you can get exclusive discounts: spritz for €5 and 10% off a dinner.
January 31st, 2019 | 6pm Quartetto Adorno and Simone Gramaglia, viola

February 28th, 2019 | 6pm Quartetto Dudok and Giulia Attili, cello

May 16th, 2019 | 6pm Trio Cygnus and Nicoletta Pignataro, viola

July 25th, 2019 | 6pm Quartetto Tchalik and Viviana Lasaracina, piano

September 12th, 2019 | 6pm Quartetto Akilone and Sae Yoon Chon, piano

October 17th, 2019 | 6pm  Quartetto Furiant and Dina Ivanova, piano

Media partner


Giorgio Cini Foundation hosts the first online format in live streaming signed by Le Dimore del Quartetto. Three episodes dedicated to the string quartet world, discovering composers and repertoire through stories and anecdotes. To enrich the exchange, each episode sees the presence of a guest from a different background: a scholar, a musician, a philosopher.