Enrico Filippo Maligno, violin
Arianna Dotto, violin
Joachim Angster, viola
Federica Ragnini, cello
Founded in 2016, the zArt Quartet has attended masterclasses for string quartet with Andrea Repetto at the Conservatory “C. Monteverdi” in Bozen and with Rainer Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel. The Quartet took also part in masterclasses with Lorenzo Coppola, Eberhart Feltz, Valentin Erben, Alessandro Moccia.
In 2019 the Quartet won the first edition of the competition for string quartets “ Sergio Dragoni” at Casa Verdi in Milan. On the same occasion it got the Audience award and the Prize as best performer of the contemporary piece “Aria” composed by Silvia Colasanti for the competition.
The zArt Quartet has been selected to join Le Dimore del Quartetto network and since 2020 has been supported by CIDIM, thanks to which it will tour twice in Italy in spring 2021.
The ensemble has performed in different concert seasons, among which Società del Quartetto di Milano, Colibrì Ensemble in Pescara where it has collaborated with Giovanni Sollima, Società dei concerti di Trieste, Barco Teatro di Padova, Società Filarmonica di Rovereto and Società del Quartetto di Vicenza.
Enrico Filippo Maligno plays an Ansaldo Poggi’s violin of 1929, Arianna Dotto plays a Giovanni Tononi’s violin of about 1680, Joachim Angster plays a Garonnaire’s viola of 1989, and Federica Ragnini plays a Gaetano Sgarabotto’s cello of about 1950.