Clara Franziska Schötensack, violin
Francesca Piccioni, viola
Giorgio Casati, cello
The Lyskamm Quartet was founded in 2008 within the G. Verdi Milan Conservatory. From 2009 to 2011, the Quartet was mentored by the Artemis Quartet at the Arts University of Berlin. Subsequently, the Lyskamms joined the ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy) where they met important teachers such as H. Beyerle, J. Meissl, H. Müller, F. Rados, A. Farulli, C.C. Schuster, J. Pernoo, C. Giovaninetti and A. Nannoni. Currently the Quartet is studying with Heime Müller at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Lübeck.
In 2014, the Lyskamm Quartet received the Vittorio Rimbotti award, appointed every two years within the European Chamber Music Academy. In 2015 in Graz, they won the second prize at the Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne Competition as well as the ProQuartet special prize. The Quartet just won the first prize at Possehl Wettbewerb Musikpreis 2015.
The Lyskamm Quartet was a guest for the Quartet Society of Milano, the Mito Festival, the Unione Musicale and the Lingotto Musica of Turin. Other guest work includes the Amici della Musica of Padova, the Quartet Society of Vercelli and the Orta Festival, as well as a live televised performance for RAI Radio3. In 2013 it also participated to the I Suoni delle Dolomiti Festival as a quintet with Mario Brunello.
The Lyskamm Quartet performed in many festivals and venues in Italy: Trento Philharmonic Society; Bologna Philharmonic Academy and Musica Insiem; Turin Science Academy; Milan Pinacoteca di Brera; Florence Chiostro of the Basilica di Santa Croce… In 2014 the Lyskamm Quartet toured Italy, coordinated by Cidim (Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica); this project continues in Verona and Madrid, alongside other concerts in Italy, Spain, Germany and France.
The quartet is supported by the Ad Infinitum Foundation and is the in-residence quartet of Amici della Musica di Padova. The Quartet was in residence at the Aldeburgh Music Festival in January 2016