Anna Molinari, violin
Tina Vercellino, violin
Lorenzo Lombardo, viola
Lucia Molinari, cello
Quartetto Dàidalos was born in Novara in October 2014 from the desire of four friends to make chamber music.
Despite being made up of young instrumentalists, the quartet already has a large number of concerts to its credit in many Italian cities, including Milan (Casa Verdi and Villa Necchi for the Società del Quartetto), Messina (Filarmonica Laudamo), Genoa (Associazione Amici di Paganini, Palazzo Rosso), Cremona (Teatro Ponchielli, Auditorium Arvedi), Como (Teatro Sociale), Orta (Settembre Musicale San Giulio) and Novara (Teatro Faraggiana, Auditorium F.lli Olivieri).
From 2015 to 2018, the Quartetto Dàidalos were pupils of the Quartetto di Cremona at the Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento Walter Stauffer di Cremona, performing in three editions of the concert “Omaggio a Cremona” at the Teatro Ponchielli. In addition, the ensemble took part in masterclasses held by Simone Bernardini (Berliner Philarmoniker), Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartett), Lawrence Dutton (Emerson Quartet), Lukas Hagen (Hagen Quartett), Natalia Prishepenko (Artemis Quartett), Sergei Bresler (Jerusalem Quartet), Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartett). During a masterclass organized by the Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf, they had the opportunity to play at the prestigious Ludwigs Festspielhaus in Füssen.
In 2016 the ensemble received a scholarship from the Piero Farulli Association (“La Pépinière of the String Quartet”) and in 2017 they were awarded a scholarship by the Gioventù Musicale d’Italia, which also includes a series of concerts.
In 2017 the quartet was resident at the 27th edition of the Piedicavallo Festival, playing in more than a dozen concerts, both as a quartet and as a quintet and sextet, collaborating with other musicians invited to the Festival. In the same year, they played in quintet with Simone Gramaglia (Quartetto di Cremona) in Helsinki and were selected to join the network of Le Dimore del Quartetto.
In 2017-2018 season, Quartetto Dàidalos performed for prestigious concert societies and associations, including Paganini Genova Festival, Associazione Musica con le Ali, Società del Quartetto di Milano (Musica nel Tennis), Società del Quartetto di Bergamo.
In June 2018, the quartet held a series of concerts in San Francisco on the occasion of Republic Day celebrations, in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture of the city.
Among the important collaborations, the quartet also performed Mendelssohn’s Octet (with the Noûs Quartet) in the performance “Man in the Waters” by American choreographer Bill T. Jones, as part of the XXV edition of the “Civitanova Danza” Festival.
The most relevant engagements of the 2018-2019 season included participation in Fortissimissimo (Amici della Musica di Firenze), the performance of the first three quartets of Shostakovich as part of the integral organized by Musica Insieme Bologna, a concert for the Festival “Armonie in Valcerrina”, participation in the opening concert of the ECMA session in Bern, part of the Kammermusik season of the Konzert Theater Bern and one for the Unione Musicale di Torino.
Quartetto Dàidalos are currently studying with Patrick Jüdt at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern.