Quartetto di Venezia

This is a group that stands out in the varied and vast European musical field. The perfect technical mastery and the power of their performances, characterized by the push towards an absolute value of themselves as true performers, place the Quartet of Venice “at the top of their category and among the very few worthy of taking over the role of the great Quartets of the past. Bruno Giuranna

Analytical precision and passion are the distinctive characteristics of the Venetian ensemble, inherited quality of two basic schools of quartet interpretation: the Quartetto Italiano under the guidance of Maestro Piero Farulli and the mid-european school of Vegh Quartet, through several meetings with Sandor Vegh and Paul Szabo.

The Quartetto di Venezia has been touring extensively to all sides of the Globe: New York, Los Angeles UCLA & Getty Museum, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle – Meany Hall, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver; Paris, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gasteig Monaco, Laeiszhalle–Hamburg, Beethovenfest – Bonn, Bad Kissingen – Kissinger Sommer, Wurzburg Mozart Festival, Munchen – Herkulessaal, St.Moritz – Engadina Festival, Bruxelles – Societè Philarmonique, Sofia – Sala Bulgaria, Bratislava Mozart Festival, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Helsinki – National Finnish Opera,  Ossiach/Villach Festival, Vienna – Klangbogen, Barcelona & Valencia – Palau de la Musica, Madrid – Real Academia de Bellas Artes, Moscow – Philarmonic Hall, Copenhagen-Tivoli Hall; Beirut – Al Bustan Festival, Tokio – New Otani Hall, Taipei-National Concert Hall, Seoul Ho-Am Art Hall, Rio de Janeiro, San Paolo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires Coliseum Theater & Colon Theater. 

The repertoire of the Quartet of Venice is extremely rich and includes, apart from the most well-known ones, works rarely performed works like the quartets of G. F. Malipiero for which they received Italian Critics Award as the best chamber recording. The vast disc production includes 19 CDs for Decca, Naxos, Dynamic, Navona, Fonit Cetra, Koch

The CD Ritornello, music of Curt Cacioppo, on Navona Records earned Grammy Award. The quartett records for and appears regularly on main national and international broadcasting channels RAI & RAI International, Bayerischer Rundfunk, New York Times (WQXR), ORF1, DRS2 Schweizer, Suisse Romande, Radio Clasica Espanola, South Korean MBC.

The ensemble has collaborated with renowned artists among whom are Bruno Giuranna, Borodin Quartet,  Herbert Kefer, Artis Quartet, Piero Farulli, Paul Szabo, Oscar Ghiglia, Danilo Rossi, Pietro De Maria, Alirio Diaz, Alessandro Carbonare, Andrea Lucchesini, Mario Brunello.

The Quartetto di Venezia is a Quartet in Residence at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice and from this year a new collaboration with the Benetton Foundation.


Andrea Vio – violino                            Mario Paladin – viola

Alberto Battiston – violino                  Angelo Zanin – violoncello