Elly Suh, violin
Mathilde Milwidsky, violin
Francesca Senatore, viola
Miriam Prandi, cello

Aug. 4, 9:15 p.m.
Villa Marigola - Lerici


Emilie Mayer (1812-1883)
String Quartet no. 1 in G minor, op. 1
I. Allegro appassionato
II. Scherzo. Allegro Assai
III. Adagio con molta espressione
IV. Finale. Allegro molto

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)
String Quartet no. 1 in E-flat major, op. 12
I. Adagio non troppo. Allegro non tardante
II. Canzonetta. Allegretto
III. Andante espressivo
IV. Molto Allegro vivace


The concert is scheduled to begin at 9:15 pm. The kind audience is advised to arrive early to take their seats.

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Elly Suh, violin
Praised as “a sensitive and absorbing interpreter” (Musical America), violinist Elly Suh has received numerous prizes at international competitions including the Naumburg, Moscow David Oistrakh, Premio Paganini, Indianapolis, Michael Hill, and Leipzig Bach Competition, amongst others. Recent and forthcoming highlights include performances with the Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Berliner Symphoniker, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Leipzig Pauliner Ensemble, NY Classical Players, and the Lviv Philharmonic. She has appeared on such stages as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Seoul Arts Center, Lotte Concert Hall, and performed at the Salzburger Festspiele, Al Bustan Festival, and Lerici Festival. Elly Suh studied at The Juilliard School in New York and the Mozarteum University of Salzburg under the guidance of Pierre Amoyal, Robert Mann, Joel Smirnoff, and Sally Thomas. She plays on a Guarneri del Gesù violin, through the kind assistance of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.

Mathilde Milwidsky, violin
Born in London in 1994, Mathilde has been praised by The Strad for her “perfect intonation and beautiful shaping and colouring, comprehensively nailing each new stylistic and emotional universe as she went” and was the sole British violinist to be selected for the 2019 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition. That year she was awarded 3rd Prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition. Additional prizes include 1st Prize at the Royal Overseas League Music Competition, ‘laureate’ of the International Joseph Joachim Competition and winner of St John’s Smith Square Young Artist Scheme, for which she gave the world premiere of a piece by Sally Beamish. A further honour was being selected for the Verbier Festival Academy on the Soloist & Chamber Music Programme in both 2021 and 2022. Solo performance highlights include Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and festivals including Edinburgh, Prussia Cove, Fränkische Musiktage and Fanø. She has been broadcast as a soloist on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’, Deutschlandfunk Kultur’s Hörprobe, Scala Radio’s ‘One to Watch’ and Radio Swiss Classic. In 2020, Mathilde’s debut CD for Toccata Classics with pianist Sam Haywood was released. She was named Classical Music Magazine’s Artist of the Month. Her latest CD release is of  Beethoven Romances for Violin and Orchestra with the National Symphony Orchestra. Formative studies at the Royal College of Music Junior Department as a Tsukanov Scholar were followed by a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music with György Pauk. Mathilde currently studies under Mi-kyung Lee at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. She plays a fine violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume kindly loaned to her by the Beare’s International Violin Society.

Francesca Senatore, viola
Born in 1998, after receiving her classical high school diploma, attended the G. Martucci Conservatory in Salerno where she obtained her bachelor’s degree. In September 2020 she moved to Cremona in order to attend the Conservatorio Monteverdi in the class of maestro Francesco Fiore, and in that same year, she entered the course of advanced studies in Chamber Music at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, graduating in June 2023 under the guidance of maestro Ivan Rabaglia. In 2021 she was selected at the Stauffer Center for Strings in Cremona to be part of Maestro Giuranna’s class. After graduating from her master’s degree in Cremona, she was admitted at the HKB in Bern to study with Patrick Judt. She attended several courses and masterclasses with renound professors such as Simonide Braconi, Alexander Zemtsov, Hartmut Rohde. She had the honor of collaborating with Salvatore Accardo, Cecilia Radic and Laura Gorna during the summer courses at the Accademia Chigiana

Miriam Prandi, cello
Miriam Prandi while belonging to the generation of young performers, thanks to a musical talent of rare communicativeness and uncommon versatility, stands out with her interpretations as an exceptional personality capable of tackling the solo, chamber repertoire not only as a cellist but also as a pianist. Ms. Prandi is the winner of the 2014 Rahn Musikpreis in Zürich, personally awarded by Chairman Sol Gabetta. Following her performance of the Dvořák Cello Concerto at Zurich Tonhalle, she was praised by the Schweizer Musikzeitung for her “sincerity of expression which is surprising for her young age” and that “one gets the impression that the cellist lives only within her playing.” She is a regular guest at major venues and concert societies  in Italy and abroad including the Florence Opera House for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival, the Rai Auditorium for  the Unione Musicale di Torino, Teatro alla Scala for Mito Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Tonhalle Zurich and as a soloist has collaborated with conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Andris Poga, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Michele Mariotti, Gianluca Marcianò. As pupil of Natalia Gutman in Fiesole and Vienna Ms. Prandi received her Soloist Master degree from the Hochschule der Kuenste Bern where she was a student of Antonio Meneses. She is also strongly influenced by her further studies with Ivan Monighetti. In addition to her activities as a solo cellist and pianist, Ms. Prandi is an avid chamber musician performing throughout Europe in such prestigious venues as Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Rheingau Music Festival, Konzerthaus Vienna, among others. 2016-2018 she has been member of the delian::quartett and has recorded the entire Bach ‘Art of Fugue’ at the Deutschlandfunk Köln for the label Oehms Classics. Miriam Prandi performs on a cello by Giovanni Grancino (Milan, 1712), a generous loan from Fondazione Pro Canale Onlus.