The activities are carried out within the institutional collaboration framework of the Conservatori Liceu Foundation, the Italian Institute of Culture, the Italian Embassy in Spain and the Italian General Consulate in Barcelona.
On March 28, the Conservatori Liceu Auditorium had the honor of hosting a concert by the renowned Quartetto di Cremona as part of the «Liceu Cambra Masterclasses & Concerts» concert series.
The concert was attended by various personalities such as the Honorable Minister for Foreign Action and Open Government, Victoria Alsina and the Minister’s chief of staff, Jordi Moreso, the Italian consul in Barcelona Emaniele Manzitti and the director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Barcelona, Lucio Izzo. All of them were received by the General Director of the Conservatori Liceu Foundation, Maria Serrat.
Founded in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona is one of the most praised by international critics and is made up of Italian musicians Cristiano Gualco, violin, Paolo Andreoli, violin, Simone Gramaglia, viola and Giovanni Scaglione, cello. The Quartet delighted the audience with a program entitled “Viaggio in Italia”, with works by Giacomo Puccini, Hugo Wolf, Ottorino Respighi, Gian Francesco Malipiero and Giuseppe Verdi.
On March 29, various chamber groups made up of students from the Liceu Conservatory were able to enjoy the master classes of the Quartetto and work on technical aspects and chamber music repertoire.
These activities are part of the internationalization agreements of the Liceu Conservatory Foundation and are added to the activities carried out at the Conservatory around Italian music and culture within the framework of the important collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture of Barcelona, under the direction of Mr. Lucio Izzo. Another example of this collaboration is the concert by the Conservatori Liceu Symphonic Orchestra conducted by the renowned Italian director Speranza Scapucci, within the framework of congress around the role of cities such as Milan and Barcelona, which took place in June of 2021.