Eleonora Matsuno, violin
Ida Di Vita, violin
Jamiang Santi, viola
Cosimo Carovani, cello
Quartetto Indaco was formed at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in 2007, thanks to the encouragement and help of Piero Farulli and Andrea Nannoni. The ensemble has participated in master classes with numerous internationally-renowned quartets including the Artemis, Brodsky and Prometeo Quartets as well as in specialized courses with members of great quartets such as Milan Skampa of the Smetana Quartet, Hatto Beyerle of the Alban Berg Quartet, Reiner Schmidt of the Hagen Quartet and Krzysztof Chorzelski of the Belcea Quartet. The Quartetto Indaco is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in chamber music at the Musikhochschule of Hannover under the guidance of Oliver Willie, member of the Kuss Quartet. They have performed in concert series and festivals throughout Italy including a performance at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome which was broadcast throughout Italy by Rai Radio 3, as well as in festivals such as Aosta Classica, Festival dei due mondi in Spoleto and Festival della creatività in Florence and Prato. They have performed in multiple European countries including Ireland (Dublin and Galway), Latvia (Riga and Jurmala), Germany (Podium Festival in Essen, Hannover and Bad Pyrmont), Sweden (Stockholm and Vanersborg), and Holland (The Hague and Kerkrade). The quartet has won several prizes in international competitions including the Premio Papini and Enrica Cremonesi. In 2014, they were the recipients of the special prize Jeunesses Musicales at the tenth edition of the prestigious Premio Paolo Borciani competition, the first time this recognition has been given to an Italian quartet. They have performed with many illustrious international artists, including the pianists Bruno Canino and Carlo Balzaretti, Robert Irving (former principal cellist of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields), Paolo Beltramini (solo clarinet of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana) and Valentin Erben, cellist of the Alban Berg Quartet with whom, in 2012, they performed the Schubert cello quintet. Quartetto Indaco is also dedicated to giving voice to a new musical language through contemporary music. To this end they have been ‘ensemble in residence’ at the International HighScore Festival of Pavia since 2010. The quartet has received enthusiastic and glowing reviews from many music critics. The Ttela Newspaper of Sweden wrote “their performance is like a stupefying show of fireworks, so brilliant that the walls could hardly contain it”. Il Giornale di Vicenza describes the quartet as “compact, full of polish and exuberance, a real revelation. The Quartetto Indaco shows lucid precision, concentration and great ability”.
In 2017 they were selected to take part in the network of Le Dimore del Quartetto and in the same year they have been placed among the three quartets taking part in the final step of Premio Borciani.