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Quartetto di Cremona wins 'Franco Buitoni Award' / theStrad

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Quartetto di Cremona (Cristiano Gualco, Simone Gramaglia, Paolo Andreoli and Giovanni Scaglione) has won the Franco Buitoni Award 2019, receiving £25,000 and a specially commissioned glass sculpture, entitled Suono, made by Venice-based artist Ritsue Mishima. The presentation will take place on 16th April when the quartet is in Milan for a performance at Società del Quartetto. The Italian ensemble violist; Simone Gramaglia commented:  ‘We are so honoured to receive this recognition thanks to Ilaria's enlightened sensitivity and vision.' He continued, ‘We know how much Franco did for music and how he loved it. It will be a special pleasure for us to honour Franco's passion for chamber music as we continue to promote and encourage it in Italy and throughout the world."

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