Giovanni Claudio Di Giorgio, violin
Sofia Bolzan, violin
Matteo Terenzio Canella, viola
Giacomo Grespan, cello
The Quartetto Manfredi is a mutually-shared musical initiative established in 2013 and driven by four young musicians who since the beginning have carried forth and nurtured the idea of a professional career.
The quartet won the first prize at the Gasparo da Salò Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the first prize at the Città di Treviso International Competition in 2018. In the same year has been selected to participate in Le Dimore del Quartetto project and it currently receives the support of Fondazione Alimondo Ciampi.
After a year at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, where it has been awarded a scholarship reserved to the most promising quartets, Quartetto Manfredi has taken part at the Cycle Concertiste program of the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris and in the same conservatory it is currently studying with Miguel da Silva (Quatuor Ysaye). The Quartetto Manfredi is quartet in residence at Cittadella International Music Festival & Masterclass and has participated in the 46th Session de l’Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, where it won the prize of the Musiciens Entre Guerre et Paix Association (MEGEP). Previous studies have been carried out with the violist of the Zemlinsky Quartet and with Petr Holman, professor at the Prague Conservatory, as well as with Piero Farulli during the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola. The quartet has performed for Società Veneziana di Concerti, Società dei Concerti di Milano, Società Filarmonica di Trento, and at festivals such as Festival di Spoleto, Amici della Musica “G. Michelli” di Ancona, Amici della Musica di Bassano, Asolo Musica – Veneto Musica, Festival Quatuor en Pays Basque and at Festival Lucien Durosoir.
The quartet owes its name to Filippo Manfredi, violinist of the Quartetto Toscano, that is the first professional string quartet in history founded in mid-18th century with violinist Pietro Nardini, violist Giuseppe Cambini and cellist Luigi Boccherini.