Chamber music, World music, Récital, Compilation
Founded in 2003, the Modigliani Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most sought- after quartets, featuring regularly in prominent international series and on the world’s most prestigious stages.
In addition to annual tours in the United States and in Asia, the quartet’s numerous European tours have brought them to Wigmore Hall, the Paris Philharmonie, the Théâtre des Champs- Elysées, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia and the Elbphil-harmonie in Hamburg.
After reviving the Rencontres Musicales Evian in 2014, of which they assured the artistic direction for 8 years, the quartet was entrusted with the artistic direction of the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in 2020. As part of their festival “Vibre !”, the quartet counts some of the great-est quartets and chamber music ensembles amongst their guests artists. Through masterclasses and workshops, the festival provides an ideal environment to work with and mentor the young gen-eration, a mission at the heart of the quartet’s activities. The quartet is also the founder of the Saint-Paul-de-Vence Festival and the Arcachon Chamber Music Festival, both created in 2011.
The Modigliani Quartet’s rich collaboration with the record label Mirare has led to 15 recordings rep-resentative of their vast repertoire (Schubert, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Bartok…), winning numerous awards in France and abroad (Choc de Classica, Diapason d’Or…).
The Modigliani Quartet also performs and commissions a wide range of contemporary works from composers including Marc-Antony Turnage, Philippe Hersant, Peter Vasks, Kaija Saariaho and Evgeny Kissin.
A year after their founding, the Modigliani Quartet won three First Prizes successively at the Eindhoven International Competition (2004), the Vittorio Rimbotti in Florence (2005) and the prestigious Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York (2006). Following studies with the Ysaÿe Quartet and masterclasses with Walter Levin and Gyorgy Kurtag, the Modigliani Quartet were invited to work with the Artemis Quartet at the Berlin Universität der Künste.
The quartet enjoys cultivating close friendships with their chamber music partners, amongst them artists such as Sabine Meyer, Renaud and Gauthier Capuçon, Jean-Frédéric Neuberger, Beatrice Rana, Michel Dalberto, Fazil Say, Augustin Dumay, Amihai Grosz, Gary Hoffman, Paul Meyer, Michel Portal and Daniel Müller-Schott.
Through the support of generous sponsors, the Modigliani Quartet has the privilege of playing four magnificent Italian instruments.
Amaury Coeytaux performs on a 1773 Guadagnini violin Loïc Rio performs on a 1780 Guadagnini violin, Laurent Marfaing performs on a 1660 Mariani viola, François Kieffer performs on a 1706 Matteo Goffriller “”ex-Warburg”” cello.
“The communion with a confidential soul, the discovery of indescribable colours, the admiration of a remarkable message whose ideas never cease to evolve and inspire… This is part of a distinctive journey that will leave an everlasting mark upon us. The recording of the Octet two years ago was just the initial building block of a project dear to us, one that we now see fulfilled through this immersion dedicated to Schubert.”