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Quartetto Indaco

Quartetto Indaco

Quartetto Indaco

Tue 3 Dec, 7:30pm

The captivating Quartetto Indaco takes us through the history of Italian music with folk, medieval, and modern inspired string quartets, plus works by the quartet’s own cellist.

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This concert is part of the Leeds International Chamber Series 2024/25.

Palermo to Venezia: Under the skies of Italy
Quartetto Indaco

Eleonora Matsuno – violin
Ida di Vita – violin
Jamiang Santi – viola
Cosimo Carovani – cello

Anonymous Lamento di Tristano e Rotta
Giovanni Sollima Sonnets et Rondeaux
Cosimo Carovani Piccola Bergamasca
Leonardo Vinci Sei danze antiche
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet No 1 (Lodi)
Giuseppe Verdi arr Antonio Melchiori Rigoletto (reduction for string quartet)
Nino Rota String Quartet
Giuseppe Verdi String Quartet

This concert is like a painting charting a course through the history of Italian music. It’s often thought that the most famous music from Italy is operatic, but this programme includes folk, medieval, and modern genres. Compositions by the quartet’s own cellist, Cosimo Carovani, can be found to incorporate the many ‘voices’ of Italy in a contemporary fashion.

View all upcoming Leeds International Chamber Series concerts, or view and download the brochure online. Image © Paolo Andreoli.

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About the series

About the Leeds International Chamber Series 2024/25

Each year we ask a guest Artistic Director to curate our International Chamber Series, this year it is the esteemed violinist, Jonian Ilias Kadesha. Join Jonian and his closest musical friends for a journey across Europe to explore the vibrant chamber music the continent has to offer.


A note from the Artistic Director

I’m honoured to be able to create this season’s programmes; it’s a real privilege to invite esteemed guest artists who are my closest artistic friends to join me on these European Wanderings.

Leeds International Concert Season has given me the freedom to develop artistic ideas that will lead audiences to enjoy music from a different perspective. When putting together these programmes, I thought it would be interesting to look at the music from a geographical point of view. When we think about classical music, we tend to think chronologically, but thinking in a geographical way allows us to consider the impact a location had on the music created there.

Thinking about music in this way led me to ponder the different important cities throughout Europe that influenced the course of history and how they impacted classical music, whether that was due to having a strong folk scene, or perhaps to political events. The cities we visit are all hugely significant, cultural melting-pots. It’s interesting to observe how music written by different composers through different times, but within the same borders, has changed so immensely yet can also have such strong commonalities or links.

Join me and my friends as we journey across borders and boundaries to showcase masterworks, some of which you may already love, and some that you will discover for the very first time.

Jonian Ilias Kadesha
Artistic Director


The Venue at Leeds Conservatoire