Quatuor Modigliani

Quatuor Modigliani; fot. Jérôme Bonnet

photo Jérôme Bonnet

Philippe Bernhard violin
Loïc Rio violin
Laurent Marfaing viola
François Kieffer cello

Quatuor Modigliani was formed in 2003. Today, on its tenth birthday, is is one of the most popular quartets around the world. Invited to play on renowned stages – Théâtre des Champs-Élysées inParis, Wigmore Hall inLondon, Bozar inBrussels, Musikverein inVienna, the Carnegie Hall and the Schubertiad in Schwarzenbergu, it has begun this concert season inMunich’s Herkulessaal, in the Tonhalle inZurich and at festivals in Schleswig-Holstein and in Schwetzingen.

Anticipated before its concert tour of theUnited States,JapanandIsrael, it has also signed a contract for a two-year stint of performances inBarcelona’s l’Auditori, beginning in the fall of 2013. The Quartet has been signed to the Mirare label for four years, releasing five albums, each of which has won prestigious prizes. The first, devoted to the music of Haydn, won the Grand Prix du Disque ofCharlesCrosAcademy– 5 Diapasons. The second, with works by Mendelssohn, amazed critics around the world. On the third CD, devoted to Brahms, the musicians are accompagnied by pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and mezzo-soprano Andrea Hill. The fourth album is titled “Intutitions” and is a collection of quartets written by Mozart, Schubert and Arriaga as youths. The latest CD (released in January 2013) showcases French music (Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saëns).

The Modigliani Quartet achieved international fame merely a year after it was formed, winning three first prizes in a row in international competitions: in Eindhoven (2004), at the Vittorio Rimbotti competition in Florence (2005) and at the prestigious Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York (2006).

Initially, the members of the Quartet studied with the Ysaÿe Quartet, then went on to participate in master classes led by Walter Levin and György Kurtág of the Pro-Quartet and worked together with the Artemis Quartett at the Berlin Universität der Künste.

The Quartet performs chamber music together with such artists as Sabine Meyer, Jean‑Frédéric Neuburger, Michel Dalberto, Henri Demarquette, Abdel Rahman El Bacha,Paul Meyer, Lise Berthaud, Gérard Caussé and Sol Gabetta. Thanks to generous support of sponsors, the Quartet has the honour of playing four excellent instruments of Italian manufacture.

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