The SQBA Residency is part of a partnership called MERITA, supported by the European Union and initiated by Le Dimore del Quartetto. MERITA is an online and offline platform that increases the visibility and circulation of emerging European string quartets while promoting European cultural heritage.
The four objectives of Merita:
- Promoting the production and diffusion of chamber music in
Europe through original and special projects.
- Improving training and development of capabilities of emerging
chamber music artists on how to effectively expand,
internationalize and consolidate their careers.
- Innovate the operation of the chamber music industry by matching
the demands of musical institutions with the aptitudes of quartets,
thus creating new job opportunities for young musicians.
- Promote a sustainable business model that unites emerging
chamber music artists, audiences, and cultural heritage, fostering
the exchange of best practices and competitiveness for artists.