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PrometeoWinner in 1998 of the 50th Prague Spring International Music Competition, in the same year the Quartetto Prometeo was nominated resident group at the Britten Pears Academy in Aldeburgh and was awarded the Thomastik Infeld prize at the Internationale Sommer Akademie Prag-Wien-Budapest 1999 for “outstanding performance of a chamber music work. After that came the second prize at the Concours International de Quatuors in Bordeaux and the Special Bärenreiter Prize at the Ard Münich Competition. In 2012 Quartetto Prometeo was awarded the “Leone d’Argento” at the Biennale Musica in Venice and at present it is quartet-in-residence at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana.
Quartetto Prometeo’s brilliant international career includes performances at the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Roma, Società del Quartetto di Milano, Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, Waterfront Hall in Belfast for the BBC, Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux, Auditorium Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Colmar Festival, Sanssouci Festival in Potsdam, as well as tours in South America, The Netherlands. It plays together with Mario Brunello, David Geringas, Veronika Hagen, Alexander Lonquich, Enrico Pace, Stefano Scodanibbio, Belcea Quartet.
One of the hallmarks of the Prometeo is their constant research in putting together the classical repertoire and the new musical expressions of our time. Their close collaboration with the acclaimed composer Salvatore Sciarrino led him to dedicate several pieces to the Prometeo including his Esercizi di tre stili, Quartetto no. 8 and Quartetto no. 9. The quartet continues its collaboration with Ivan Fedele and in 2011 premiered Morolòja commissioned by the Accademia Filarmonica Romana.
After the successful recording of Schumann’s complete String Quartets, new releases include: a monographic CD dedicated to Salvatore Sciarrino for Kairos, a monographic CD dedicated to Hugo Wolf for Brilliant, monographic CD dedicated to Stefano Scodanibbio for ECM, a CD/DVD with works by Beethoven and Schubert as well as a monographic CD dedicated to Ivan Fedele for LimenMusic.