Quartetto Delfico was created by four friends united in their common passion for the most classic form of chamber music: the quartet. Its members, all of them working with various symphony orchestras and chamber groups specialized in historically informed performances, embarked their own path by promoting, alongside the great classical and romantic repertoire, the discovery of the Italian repertoire for string quartet. Passionate readers and researchers of treaties and sources, they believe that the practice on original instruments is an essential requirement in the process of defining their own identity.
The quartet is studying with H. Beyerle and A. Moccia, and is one of the ECMA Guest Ensemble
They played in many festivals such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Concerti at Quirinale-Radio Tre, Festival del Quartetto di Gropina, Festival Toscano di Musica Antica, Gaudete! Festival, Associazione Angelo Mariani in Ravenna, Associazione Bal’danza di Ferrara, Libera la Musica di Bagnacavallo (RA), Rivoli Musica, Solisti Aquilani Chamber Music Concerts, Fondazione Etruria Mater, Gioventù Musicale Italiana, Miry Conzertzaal in Gent (Belgium), Kalkalpen Festival (Austria), Concerts a Saint Germain, Geneve (CH).
Since 2013 they are involved in the project “Quartetti d’Italia” promoted by IASM (Institute of Music history of Abruzzo) performing live some freshly discovered music gems.
In June 2014, Brilliant Classics has released its first CD of the Quartetto Delfico : “Vincenzo Manfredini . Complete String Quartets “.
Since 2014, the quartet cooperates with the “Luigi Cherubini Conservatory” in Florence on the rediscovery and promotion of the quartet compositions contained in the ” Fondo Pitti” . This precious music archive was formerly owned by the Grand Dukes of Tuscany and is currently preserved in the library of the Conservatory.
In October 2017 the new CD “Paris 1804”, recorded together with the horn player Alessandro Denabian, will be released by Passacaille.
Since September 2018 Federico Toffano joins the quartet as cellist.
The quartet constitutes the string section of the Ensemble Delfico, a mixed group created to expand the repertoire to wind instruments and double bass. The Ensemble Delfico was selected as Jeune Ensemble in residence at the Centre de Rencontre d’Ambronay, performing the Octet in F by Franz Schubert at the Ambronay Festival 2013. The Ensemble has also performed at Stagione RivoliMusica 2013/14.