Jamendo is now publishing the previous release of this album.
Recorded at: Cascina Boffalora, Piacenza,
Engineer: Michele Gaggia
Photo/paint on cover: Photo by pink_dispatcher (flickr.com), (CC BY-SA)
studio master is copyrighted: OnClassical, © 1999
The Sandro Materassi ensemble has been named after the celebrated
violinist and teacher under whose guidance both the violinists of the ensemble studied.
The quartet was founded in 1991 and made its début at Spoleto Festival in 1992.
Since then it started a brilliant career, with regular appearances in the most renowned
Italian concert societies (Rome, Florence, Milan, Palermo, etc.) and in Switzerland
and South America.
The Ensemble Materassi: Alberto Bologni, Grazia Serradimigni, violins; Olga Arzilli,
viola; Mauro Valli, cello.
Alberto Bologni (b. Prato, 9th december 1963), studied under the guidance
of Sandro Materassi and graduated with full honour at Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini
di Firenze. Later he studied with Stefan Gheorghiu and Ilja Grubert, taking the
soloist degree at Rotterdams Conservatorium. He also studied quartet with Piero
Farulli at Accademia Chigiana di Siena. He was prize winner at Viotti and Spohr
Mr. Bologni began his career in 1979, after being awarded the Leonardo da Vinci
prize in Florence. He played in duo with the pianist Giuseppe Bruno or as leader
of Sandro Materassi string quartet and piano quintet in the most important concert
halls and theatres in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, England and Venezuela (Carlo
Felice di Genova, Pergola di Firenze, St. John Smith Square Hall in London, Gasteig
and Herkulessaal in München, Manzoni di Milano, Caio Melisso di Spoleto Università
di Roma, Bellini di Catania etc. etc.). As a soloist he played with such conductors
as Bellugi, Bruggen, Dumbraveanu, Harrap, Maschat, Mihaescu, Pinzauti etc. He has
been the leading concertmaster since its foundation of Camerata Strumentale Città
di Prato, considered one of the best Italian chamber orchestras now operating.
Alberto Bologni recorded CD's for the labels such as Diapason, Arts, Tactus,
Cristophorus and through the Materassi ensemble with Radio Svizzera Italiana and
Radio Suisse Romande.
The Sandro Materassi string quartet has a perfect melted sonority.
- Elisabetta Torselli, L’Unità