The Lyskamm Quartet - Cecilia Ziano (violin), Clara Franziska Schötensack (violin), Francesca Piccioni (viola) and Giorgio Casati (cello) - winner of the chamber music prize “Claudio Abbado” Borletti – Buitoni Trust 2016, is establishing itself on the International stage.
In 2014, the Lyskamm Quartet received the Vittorio Rimbotti award, appointed every two years within the “Accademia Europea del Quartetto” in “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole”. They won first prize at “Possehl Wettbewerb Musikpreis 2015” in Lubecca and second prize at the International Competition Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne and special prize "Pro Quartet” in Graz.
The Lyskamm Quartet performed live for RAI Radio 3 as well as appearing in major Italian Festivals like the Quartet Society of Milano, the Mito Festival, the Unione Musicale, the Lingotto Musica of Turin, the Amici della Musica of Padova, the Quartet Society of Vercelli, “I Suoni delle Dolomiti” (in quintet with Mario Brunello) and the Orta Festival among others.
The Lyskamm Quartet toured Italy under the coordination of Cidim (Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica). This project led to several performances in Spain, Germany and also France.
In January 2016 the Quartet was the Quartet in residence at the Aldeburgh Festival in England.
The quartet is supported by “Ad Infinitum Foundation” and is the Quartet in residence for the association “Amici della Musica di Padova “
From 2009 to 2011, the Quartet was mentored by the Artemis Quartet at the Arts University of Berlin. Subsequently, the Quartet joined the ECMA circuit (European Chamber Music Academy), a
collaboration between some of the most important European Universities. In this environment they met important teachers such as Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, Heime Mueller, Ferenc Rados, Antonello
Farulli, Claus Christian Schuster, Jerome Pernoo, Christophe Giovaninetti and Andrea Nannoni.
Currently the Quartet is studying with Heime Mueller at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Lubecca.