JUNE 24, 2022 | FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI, VENICE

Friday, June 24th 2022, at 6.30 pm – Auditorium “Lo Squero”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice

ARCHIPELAGO #2

Cuarteto Iberia (Spain)
Marta Peño Arcenillas and Luis Agustín Rodríguez Lisbona, violin | Aurora Rus Tomé, viola | Arnold Rodríguez Zurrón, cello
Claudio Laureti, viola (Italy)

MUSIC PROGRAMME

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) – Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080
I. Contrapunctus 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) – String Quartet n. 14 in G major, op. 10, K 387
I. Allegro vivace assai II. Minuetto e trio. Allegro III. Andante cantabile IV. Molto Allegro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) – String Quintet n. 4 in G minor, K 516
I. Allegro II. Minuetto e trio. Allegretto III. Adagio ma non troppo IV. Adagio – Allegro

MUSIC AND SPACES

The music programme of the concert is inspired by the Maze Borges of Giorgio Cini Foundation.

To this maze, set of well-defined geometric structures and expression of an intellectual way of understanding the game, we complement the “musical maze” of Bach, who with his first geometrical counterpoint takes us from the art of the fugue to a musical dimension that follows strict compositional and numerical and, therefore mathematical, rules.

Then we continue with Mozart that manages, as only he can, to transport us into a dimension of beauty and play between the parts, refined and ingenious without renouncing to the musical maze of the Fugue, which concludes Quartet n.14 in G major K 387.

It is one of the most fascinating places of Venice, dedicated to one of the most influent writer and poet of the twentieth century: the Maze Borges, realized in 2011 by Giorgio Cini Foundation by design of the English architect Randoll Coate, is a tribute to Jorge Luis Borges and particularly to his piece Il giardino dei sentieri che si biforcano
The maze, realized at the behest of Borges’ widow, Maria Kodama, has always been enjoyable only from the Centro Branca terrace, from where it is possible to spot a series of symbols, among the over 3200 boxwood plants, recalling the works of Borges: a stick, the mirrors, two hourglasses, a question mark, the name “Jorge Luis” and Maria Kodama’s initials, with hedges arranged to form the name Borges.  From June 2021, the maze is also open for guided tours inside.

Before the concert, at 5 pm, it will be possible to take part in a guided tour of the monumental complex of the Borges Maze.

TICKETS

Under 26 Ticket €10 
Full Ticket €20
Supporter Ticket €30
Patron Ticket €50

Guided tour and concert
Full €25 | Under 26 €20
Guided tour, concert and aperitif
Full €35 | Under 26 €30

The ticket office of Cini Foundation will be open on the day of the concert, 27/05, starting from 3pm (for technical reasons it will not be possible to pay by bancomat or credit card).

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Cuarteto Iberia (Spain)

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Cuarteto Iberia was founded in 2017 in Madrid out of a shared passion for chamber music. 

Cuarteto Iberia’s participation in the Boccherini Open Gold Festival in 2018 received great critical acclaim for their interpretation of Luigi Boccherini’s work, boosting an already promising career.

They participated in master classes and festivals in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Lucerne, Weikersheim and Madrid, receiving lessons from Alban Berg Quartett, Artemis Quartett and Kuss Quartett, among others.

In 2019 they received a scholarship from Jeunesses Musicales International and were invited to participate in the International Chamber Music Campus in Weikersheim, Germany.

In June 2021 they obtained a place to study in the string quartet class at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg with Maestro Cibrán Sierra.

Since 2022 they have been Quartet in Residence at the Museo Lázaro Galdiano in Madrid.

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Claudio Laureti (Italy)

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Claudio Laureti graduated from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, then went on to study at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, ‘Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne and the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona, in the class of Bruno Giuranna. Laureti has been awarded prizes at competitions such as the Anton Rubinstein International Competition and Virtuoso & Belcanto.

As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed all over Europe, in halls such as the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and the Teatro Sociale in Como; guest of institutions such as the Zermatt Festival, Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz, the OperaEstate Festival, the Fiskars Summer Festival, Aurora Chamber Music, the Accademia dei Cameristi in Bari, the Swiss Chamber Academy, the Rome Chamber Music Festival, the New Generation Festival, and the Talich Beroun Festival. Some of his concerts have been recorded for broadcasters such as SWR and RaiRadio3.

In 2020 he released his first CD, recorded live at a concert with Giovanni Sollima, Massimo Quarta and other young Italian talents at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

He currently collaborates as First Viola with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, and has performed alongside ensembles such as the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Kölner Kammerorchester, the Finnish Chamber Orchestra, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and important conductors including Pappano, Salonen, Orozco-Estrada, Panula, Mäkela.

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