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Quartetto Di Cremona: From Halfway Around The World To San Antonio

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They’re coming from nearly halfway around the world to perform in San Antonio. I reached one of them in Italy.

Quartetto di Cremona. They play chamber music and their first violin is Cristiano Gualco.

“We were born as a quartet in Cremona, that is the city.”

The small northern Italian city of Cremona, with a fine musical tradition, brought together Quartetto.  “The violin makers Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati, the three great violin makers, they were born there, they worked in Cremona.”

The San Antonio Chamber Music Society is bringing Quartetto to Temple Beth El Sunday afternoon, at 3:15 p.m. You can expect elegant, well-executed chamber music; and a little something extra.

“Apparently, we have a particular kind of sound. Every time we play abroad, they tell us we have an Italian sound. And we never really understood what is an Italian sound because we don’t try to make an Italian sound.”

Fair enough. We’ve more on Quartetto di Cremona's San Antonio performance here.

More on Quartetto di Cremona itself here.