Noûs (nùs) is an Ancient Greek word whose meaning is mind and rationality, but also inspiration and creativity. The Quartetto Noûs, composed of four young Italian musicians, was founded in 2011 at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.
Their immersive performances are the result of professional training where Italian and European traditions are combined. Their programmes are driven by a desire for originality, experimenting with innovative concert formats like performing by heart in complete darkness. They have worked with several contemporary composers and have taken part in many cross-cutting projects with renowned theatre and dance companies.
For their Stoller Hall concert they will perform a programme featuring Puccini, Bazzini and Shostakovich.