The Akilone Quartet is the fruit of a musical and human adventure that began in 2011 in Paris. Elegant playing, a generous and alert mind are the driving force in this ensemble, bringing poetry and profundity to the works they interpret. Four people and four characters to form a single instrument with 16 strings… and 40 fingers! Guided within the ECMA [European Chamber Music Academy] by Hatto Beyerle with whom they continue to have regular exchanges, they also grew up with eminent chamber players such as Vladimir Mendelssohn, Johannes Meissl, Mathieu Herzog, and the Ebène and Rosamunde quartets. Sharing the stage with other musicians is essential for this quartet, which has already had the good fortune to play alongside Tabea Zimmermann, Jérôme Pernoo, David Walter, Sharon Kam, Pavel Gililov and Jean-François Heisser.
First Grand Prize and Proquartet Prize at the 8th Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in 2016, the Akilone Quartet has since performed in Europe and Japan. It is also a resident at Proquartet-CEMC, Génération Spedidam and a grant-winner of the Fondation Banque Populaire since 2017 and the FoRTE subsidy. The Quartet is part of the Le Dimore del Quartetto project.
Alongside an international career, and pushed by the need to weave a bond of complicity with the listener, the Akilone Quartet opens its ‘song’ to all types of audience thanks to its collaboration with the Les Concerts de Poche and Musethica associations.
Akilone on a wire, full-colour playing, which allows for having the head in the clouds whilst keeping the feet on the ground…
Emeline Concé, Elise De-Bendelac: violins / Louise Desjardins: viola / Lucie Mercat: cello