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The Quartetto Leonardo is comprised of Sara Pastine, Fausto Cigarini, Salvatore Borrelli and Lorenzo Cosi. Their longtime friendship and their common interest for string quartett repertoire, higly motivated them to start their way together in April 2019, having their debut performing Haydn’s «Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ» in Carpi and Firenze.


Since then, they performed in various national chamber music festivals and abroad, such as «Il Suono Giovane» in Firenze, «Mantova Chamber Music Festival», «Autunno Musicale» in Caserta, «Ravenna Festival», «Fesitval del Quartetto» in Gropina, «Viruoso e Belcanto» Festival in Lucca, «Festival Internazionale delle Cinque Terre», «Verdi Festival» performing at the Teatro Regio in Parma, «Festival di Pasqua» in Montepulciano, «Playout» in Firenze, collaborating with artists such as M. D’Amburgo, S. Cappelletto, L. Lo Cascio, G. Bietti. They played in the Festival «Armonie della sera» in Ancona with F. Meloni, recording a CD with their live performance for «DaVinci Classics» label. They performed in live radio broadcasting in «Radio3 Suite» held by O. Bossini and for «Concerti a teatro» in the Teatro Civico in La Spezia with pianist A. Taverna, in Palazzo Marino in Milano for «Equivoci Musicali», in Padova for «Musica con Vista» held by the Amici della Musica di Padova and Amur, for «I Concerti del Quirinale» in the Cappella Paolina in Rome with live radio broadcasting on Rai Radio3, «Farulli100» in Firenze, at the «Società del Quartetto» in Bergamo, at the «Auditorium del Parco» of L’Aquila for the B. Barattelli Società dei concerti.


They attended various masterclasses: with P. Schuhmayer at MDW in Vienna, L.M. Aguera, B. Giuranna and C. Greensmith at the «Virtuoso e Belcanto» Festival and at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena, O. Wille at the «Goslar Concert Working Weeks», the Jerusalem Quartet at «Crans Montana Festival», E. Feltz at the UDK in Berlin and J. Meissl with the international network «Musethica», performing at Mendelssohn Remise in Berlin. 


Formed in 2019 under the guidance of P. Besutti, in December 2022 the Quartetto Leonardo obtained the Kammermusik Master at the Universität der Kunste in Berlin, under the guidance of the Artemis Quartet. 


In 2021 the Quartetto won the «F. Abbiati» Award, with the «Piero Farulli» Award in the category of chamber music and has been part of the network «Le Dimore del Quartetto» since 2022 as well as scholar of Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus 2023.


Currently involved and selected by the Accademia Chigiana in the project «Italiani nel mondo», they have performed in Greece and Germany with concerts in Thessaloniki, Berlin, Hannover and Bremen

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