The Flute Quartet “Image” was founded in 2005 with the aim of disseminating the vast but little known repertoire for four-flute ensembles. Its name comes from the title of a famous composition by Eugène Bozza. Right from the start, the quartet’s intensive concert activity was met with great approval of the public and the critics, which has earned the ensemble compositions and dedications of the premieres of several opuses.
The quartet’s repertoire ranges from ancient to contemporary pieces, from cultured music to compositions from the non-European tradition and features all the members of the flute family, including the Piccolo, the C flute, the G flute and the Bass flute. Thanks to its collaboration with the Adkins Chiti Foundation-Women in Music, the quartet took part in the European funded project WIMUST to favor the development of knowledge, sharing, mobility and intercultural exchanges among musicians and female composers and performed in prestigious auditoriums including Sala della Conciliazione in the Apostolic Palace of the Lateran, Rome, Italy, and the European Parliament Hall in Brussels, Belgium, to cite a few. In 2017 the members of the quartet were invited by the “World Academy – USA” as special guests to the International Symposium “Give voice to women”, which took place in Henan, China, on the premises of Sias University in Zhengzhou.
The quartet has made recordings for Vatican Radio, the official broadcasting service of the Vatican, and Radio Cemat and has recorded for the labels EDIPAN, Italy, and Fabrik Musik, France.
The Flute Quartet “Image” combines the performance of famous works with that of less known compositions, transcriptions, utility music and monographs, with particular attention to unpublished material, classics, multicultural repertoires and repertoires of female composers.
The members of the quartet are all engaged in professional activity, studies and research in the flute world.