Winner of the 50th “Prague Spring International Music Competition” in May 1998, the Quartetto was also awarded the “Special Barenreiter Prize for Best Performance of Mozart’s Quartet K590 based on the Original Score”, the “City of Prague “ award as best quartet, and the “Pro Harmonia Mundi” prize. The Quartetto Prometeo was appointed resident quartet, from 1998 to 1999, at the Britten Pears Academy in Aldeburgh and was awarded the “Thomastik Infeld” prize at the International Summer Academy Prag-Wien-Budapest in 1999 for ”outstanding interpretation of a chamber music work.” It won second prize at the Concours International de Quatuors of that year in Bordeaux and, in 2000, the Special Barenreiter Prize at the ARD Munich Competition. In 2012 it was honored to receive the Leone d’Argento, one of the highest distinctions in music in Italy, at the Biennale of Venice. They have been invited, with great public and critical success, to the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Prague Spring Festival, the Mecklenburg Festival, The Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Società del Quartetto of Milan, the Amici della Musica of Florence, and many others and have toured in North and South America, Japan, Russia, and the Netherlands. The Quartetto Prometeo enjoys collaborating with colleagues and friends -- Mario Brunello, David Geringas, Veronika Hagen, Alexander Lonquich, Enrico Pace, the Belcea Quartet, Enrico Bronzi, Mariangela Vacatello, Antonii Baryshevskyi, and Lilya Zilberstein. Particularly intense has been the artistic relationship with Salvatore Sciarrino, Ivan Fedele, and Stefano Gervasoni, whose compositions they have recorded for ECM, Sony, and Brilliant. Since 2013, they have been “quartet in residence” at the Accademia Chigiana of Siena, collaborating with the composition class of Salvatore Sciarrino. In 2018, they taught in the project “ Casa del Quartetto”, organized by the Foundation “Theaters of the Borciani Festival of Reggio Emilia.” Critics write: “Quartetto Prometeo plays with special and poetic feeling, their penetrating performance carefully enhances the details while never sacrifing the overall expansive musical design” Angelo Foletto , La Repubblica “The Prometeo’s performances are muscular and full of drive, delivered with glowing confidence, astonishingly precise, full of wit and vibrant life…. high-definition performances that look deep inside the music” David Kettle, The Strad “This is a first-rate, finely-blended ensemble who think and play with a single, highly refined voice.” Tim Svejda, USA. “An experience of life-changing beauty…. By turns restful, startling, and heart-stoppingly beautiful….. emotionally rich and rewarding” Rick Anderson, CDHotList.com. see more: press December 2018
Vincitore della 50° edizione del Prague Spring International Music Competition nel 1998, il Quartetto Prometeo è stato insignito anche del Premio Speciale Bärenreiter come migliore esecuzione fedele al testo originale del Quartetto K 590 di Mozart, del Premio Città di Praga come migliore quartetto e del Premio Pro Harmonia Mundi.
Nel 1998 il Quartetto Prometeo è stato eletto complesso residente della Britten Pears Academy di Aldeburgh e nel 1999 ha ricevuto il premio Thomas Infeld dalla Internationale Sommer Akademie Prag-Wien-Budapest per le "straordinarie capacità interpretative per una composizione del repertorio cameristico per archi” ed è risultato secondo al Concours International de Quatuors di Bordeaux. Nel 2000 è stato nuovamente insignito del Premio Speciale Bärenreiter al Concorso ARD di Monaco.
Nel 2012 riceve il Leone d’Argento alla Biennale Musica di Venezia.
E stato invitato, con grande successo da parte del pubblico e della critica al Concertgebouw di Amsterdam, Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Mecklenburg Festival, Accademia di Santa Cecilia di Roma, Società del Quartetto di Milano, Amici della Musica di Firenze.
Collabora con musicisti quali Mario Brunello, David Geringas, Veronika Hagen, Alexander Lonquich, Enrico Pace, Stefano Scodanibbio, Quartetto Belcea, Enrico Bronzi, Mariangela Vacatello, Antonii Baryshevskyi, Lilya Zilberstein.
Particolarmente intenso è il rapporto artistico con Salvatore Sciarrino, Ivan Fedele e Stefano Gervasoni. Ha inciso per Ecm, Sony e Brilliant.
Dal 2013 è “quartetto in residence” all’Accademia Chigiana di Siena in collaborazione con la classe di composizione di Salvatore Sciarrino.
Quartetto docente nell’ambito del progetto “Casa del quartetto” 2018, promosso dalla Fondazione i Teatri del festival Borciani di Reggio Emilia.
Il Quartetto Prometeo si caratterizza per la tenuta interpretativa e intellettuale oltre che per la comunicazione con il pubblico non solo nel repertorio tradizionale ma anche nella musica contemporanea.
Giulio Rovighi, first violin, studied for many years with the great Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo. Leader of major Italian orchestras, Santa Cecilia in Rome and La Fenice in Venice, Giulio has dedicated himself fulltime to the quartet since joining the group in 2008. He loves tennis but can’t play as much as he would like to...
Aldo Campagnari is second violin and founder member of the Prometeo. He is active in various chamber ensembles and teaches quartet at the Conservatory of Lugano. He loves his particular role, and from his position “inside” the quartet, checks constantly in rehearsal for harmonic clarity. He is by far the quartet’s best chef – his risotti are a renowned specialty...
Violist, Danusha Waskiewicz.You can find more informations about Danusha in her personal website
Cellist Francesco Dillon, founder member of the group, divides his time between quartet playing and a variety of other musical projects... Always on the lookout for neglected and rare (but beautiful!) repertoire, he is responsible for some of the more adventurous aspects of the quartet’s programming. A passionate advocate of contemporary music, he tries to convince his colleagues to mix old and new, exploring bizarre effects on their instruments...