Janela Nini, Violin
Chiara Siciliano, VIolin
Michaela Kleinecke, Viola
Anna Tonini-Bossi, Cello
The Amai Quartet was formed in Vienna by four young students of the University of Music and performing arts Vienna. Janela Nini (Violin), Chiara Siciliano (Violin), Michaela Kleinecke (Viola) and Anna Tonini Bossi (Cello) found each other at the end of 2020 and started at the beginning of 2021 to share their enthusiasm and passion for chamber music. Because of the actual situation this young ensemble did not have yet many occasion to play in public. But this did not stop them to begin to take part in some projects and competitions, also to prepare new challenging repertoire.
After a successful audition, the Amai Quartet is part of the Yehudi Menhuin – Live Music Now Projects from may 2021. In June 2021 the Quartet was chosen as Finalist of the Pakosky Competition and performed the finale live in Piacenza winning the 3rd Prize. In October 2021 the Quartet was chosen as Finalist in the First Edition of the Concorso per Quartetto Pietro Marzani in Rovereto and won the 1st Prize as well as the Audience Prize. Thanks to this successful result, the Amai Quartet is going to perform in Italy during the seasons 2021/22 and 2022/23 at important renowned Italian festivals (as Settenovecento). In march 2021 the Amai Quartet studied in the chamber music class of Peter Matzka (University of Music and performing arts Vienna, ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna) and it is now under the wing of Florian Schötz (Goldmund Quartet). Moreover, after a positive audition the Amai Quartet is officially part of the Accademia Stauffer in Cremona from October 2021 under the guidance of the Quartetto di Cremona. They also received inspiring impulses by participating to masterclasses with the musicologist Clive Brown, with Xiang Lu and Danfeng Shen (Simply Quartet).
In December 2021 the ensemble has been selected to take part in the Italian network Le Dimore del Quartetto.
Ph. Damian Posse