Laura Bertolino, violin
Francesco Vernero, viola
Aline Privitera, cello
Award winner of the « Piero Farulli Prize » at 35th Franco Abbiati Music Criticism Competition in April 2016, the Quartetto Maurice graduated at the Special Quartet Course of the Fiesole School of Music (Florence, Italy) with Andrea Nannoni in 2009.
Quartetto Maurice followed the prestigious ECMA Project and studied with some of the world’s most important chamber music professors : Piero Farulli (Quartetto Italiano), Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg), György and Marta Kurtág, Andreas Keller (Keller Quartet), Peter Cropper (Lindsay Quartet), Vladimir Mendelssohn (Enesco Quartet), Andrea Nannoni, Milan Skampa (Smetana Quartet). The Quartet also studied with Christophe Giovaninetti (Ysaÿe Quartet/Elysée Quartet) in Paris and Josef Klusoň (Prazak Quartet).
Quartetto Maurice has specialised in contemporary music with Roham de Saram (Arditti Quartet), Francesco Dillon (Prometeo Quartet), Franck Chevalier (Quatuor Diotima) and Helmut Lachenmann. The Quartet’s repertoire includes music by György Ligeti, Helmut Lachenmann, Ivan Fedele, Fausto Romitelli, Georg Friedrich Haas, Stefano Scodanibbio, Philip Glass, Matteo Franceschini, Andrea Agostini, Valerio Murat, Kristian Ireland. They premiered music by Marco Momi, Ryan Carter, Chia-Ying Lin (world premiere), Odd Sneeggen, Mayke Nas, Guido Baggiani (Italian premiere), Andrea Portera.
Quartetto Maurice has performed in many important events and festivals like the Venice Biennale 2013, Nuova Musica in Treviso, Dal Verme Theater in Milan, Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Quirino Theater in Rome, Minifest II in Strasbourg, Encontres de Compositores in Mallorca, International music festival Fajr in Teheran, Italian Academy of Columbia University in New York …
Participating in ProQuartet’s professional training programme, the Quartet has performed "Tensio" by Philippe Manoury, one of the most important experimental composition in new music, at Ircam ManiFeste-2015 Festival in Paris. It also participated in a masterclass with Irvine Arditti and Philippe Manoury in January 2016, the result of a partnership between ProQuartet-CEMC and the Philharmonie de Paris (7th String Quartet Biennial). The Quartetto Maurice was selected as the ProQuartet in-residence quartet at the Ferme de Villefavard en Limousin in May 2016.
With the support of the project DE.MO./MOVIN’UP II session 2015
MOVIN’UP II session 2015 promoted by:
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
General Directorate for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Suburbs
General Directorate for Performing Arts
and GAI – Association for the Circuit of the Young Italian Artists.