I conceived this review not only because I formed myself as a musician with Maestro Farulli at the Fiesole School of Music, appreciating his human and musical message, but also trying, in my small way, to follow his example. For fifteen years I dedicated myself to the formation of the first youth orchestra in Bari, “La Bottega dell’Armonia”, aware of the importance of making ensemble music from an early age. With this team I organized ten concert seasons which were also attended by important soloists and conductors who wanted to marry the idea of sharing the emotions of music with the “little ones” by also participating in festivals in Italy and abroad.
The QuattroxQuattro project was born from the idea of introducing the string quartet to the public in its flexibility and potential: four concerts with four different ensembles and four different repertoires. It starts with a concert of very young performers to reach already established musicians, underlining that the quartet activity can be undertaken as soon as students and that it matures with a continuous and constant commitment over time. The proposed repertoire ranges from classical (Schubert and Beethoven), to jazz, to Piazzolla’s tango, to contemporary with works commissioned and written for the occasion.