NAILDANCE GUITAR QUARTET
Annette Kruisbrink - Arlette Ruelens -
Maria Vittoria Jedlowski - Claudio Ballabio
Maria Vittoria Jedlowski
was born in Milan. She was awarded maximum marks for her guitar
diploma at the Conservatory of Music in Parma under the guidance
of E.Tagliavini. At the same time she graduated in painting
at the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. She has
furthered her musical studies in particular with R. Chiesa
and has performed in Europe, the USA, Egypt and Lebanon both
as a soloist and with various chamber music groups. She is
particularly interested in contemporary music and she has given
many first performances of contemporary works together with
the flautist Rose-Marie Soncini (Duo Duende) and with Claudio
Ballabio in the guitar duo Les Divertissements. Many of the
contemporary works she performs are dedicated to her and to
her chamber music groups. She has broadcast on Italian, Swiss
and Chinese radio and TV and has recorded nine CD's. As well as her activities as a concert
artist, she has also given a great deal of attention to the
methodology of music teaching, gaining a diploma in the Willems
method. She currently teaches the guitar at the Conservatory
of Music in Milan.
was born in Seveso and graduated in Milan with Antonio Barbieri.
He has performed in Italy and given concert tours Lebanon,
Germany, Austria and Holland. In 1985 he formed the duo Les
Divertissement with Maria Vittoria Jedlowski (CDs Si l'on revait...
and Divertimento a due) and, as well as giving concerts dedicated
to single composers as a duo, they have also often appeared
together as soloists in performances of concertos for two guitars
and orchestra, (including first performances of the concertos
by Francis Kleynjans, John Duarte and Sebastiano Cognolato).
In 2000 and 2001 Claudio Ballabio toured Italy and Holland
with the Naildance Guitar Quartet, playing music for guitar
quartet written by contemporary composers At the moment, he
is very much involved in performing a style of music which
crosses the frontier between classical and jazz, both in collaboration
with the flautist Giuliano Prada in the duo Warp and in collaboration
with the jazz guitarist Franco Cerri. He teaches guitar at
the “Scuola Musicale di Milano”.