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COMPETITION MAGAZINE

April, Tuesday 23rd

Grand Amphithéâtre, Université Lyon 2 - 4bis rue de l'Université 69007
April, Tuesday 23rd - from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm


 

COMPETITION LIVE - THE VIOLIN CHANNEL

16H - HESPER Quartet (New York) – Concert 1
Haydn, Quatuor in A major, op.20 n°6, 1st and 2nd mov. (1772) / 12’
Vierne, Quatuor op.12 in D minor, 2nd and 3rd mov. (1894) / 12’
Bartok, Quatuor n°3 in C# minor Sz 85 (1927) / 15’

17H - GOLDBERG Quartet (Milano) – Concert 1
Cras, Quatuor à ma Bretagne 1st mov. (1909) / 12’
Mozart, Quatuor n°15 in D minor K421 / 26’ 

18H - VAREN Quartet (Paris) – Concert 1
Cras, Quatuor à ma Bretagne, 1st mouv. (1909) / 12’
Mozart, Quatuor n°14 in G major K387 – Spring (1782) / 30’

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20H - WASSILY Quartet (Lyon) – Concert 1
Haydn, Quatuor in G Major op.77 n°1 (1799) / 20’
Krawczyck, Quatuor n°2 Coda (1996) / 10’
Bartók, Quatuor n°3 in C# minor Sz.85 (1927) / 15’ 

21H - ARETE Quartet (Seoul) - Concert 1
Dusapin, Quatuor n°4 (1997) / 14’
Schumann, Quatuor n°1 op.41 n°1 (1842) / 28’ 



List of candidates

Quatuor Arete

Quatuor Arete

Seoul

n°1

 

Quatuor Arete

Quatuor Arete

Seoul

Arete Quartet - Seoul

Chaeann Jeon, violin, South Korean    
Eunjoong Park, violin, South Korean     
Yoonsun Jang, viola, South Korean
Seonghyeon Park, cello South Korean

Established in September 2019, the Arete Quartet unanimously passed the audition of the Young Chamber Concert of Kumho Art Hall, and subsequently made its debut at Kumho Art Hall Yonsei (Seoul). Two years after its founding, the quartet won the first place at the 72nd Prague Spring International Music Competition and five other special prizes, including the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Prize. In addition, the Arete Quartet received two special prizes at the 12th Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition for the "Best Performance for String Quartet Commissioned by Toshio Hosokawa" and a scholarship from Jeunesses Musicales Germany. In 2022, the quartet obtained a special prize at the 71st ARD International Music Competition in Munich. One year later the quartet won the first prize and the special prize for the best interpretation of Mozart’s work at the 15th International Mozart Competition in Salzburg.

Credit: Jinho Park

Quatuor Goldberg

Quatuor Goldberg

Milano

n°2

 

Quatuor Goldberg

Quatuor Goldberg

Milano

Goldberg Quartet - Milano
Zhang Jingzhi, violin, Chineese
Giacomo Lucato, violin, Italian
Matilde Simionato, viola, Italian
Martino Simionato, cello, Italian


Quartetto Goldberg is winner of the “Piero Farulli – best Italian rising ensemble” prize from the national musical critic, first prize at Filippo Nicosia Chamber Music Award 2023, Verão Classico 2023 Academy Awards, and special prize at “Marcello Pontillo” competition 2022. 

Founded in 2021, the ensemble takes part in International festivals like Zeist Music Days, International String Quartet Academy, Allegra Festival, Verão Classico and it is regularly invited by music societies including Fondazione Società dei Concerti Milano, Società dei Concerti Trieste, Gioventù Musicale Italiana, Ticino Musica, ProQuartet – center européen de musique de chambre, Riyadh Music Hub.

Quartetto Goldberg is currently studying at Accademia Stauffer in Cremona in the class of Quartetto di Cremona and at the CRR de Paris with Miguel da Silva. The group partipated in masterclasses by Kyril Zlotnikov, Alexander Pavlovsky, Quatuor Danel, Luc-Marie Aguera, Guillaume Sutre, Cuarteto Quiroga.

Credit: Michele Lanzotti

Quatuor Hana

Quatuor Hana

Munich - WITHDRAWAL

n°3

 

Quatuor Hana

Quatuor Hana

Munich - WITHDRAWAL

Hana Quartet - Munich - WITHDRAWAL
Fuga Miwatashi, violin, Japanese
Gyurim Kwak, violin, South Korean
Emiko Yuasa, viola, Japanese
Johannes Välja, cello, Estonian

The Quartett HANA was founded in April 2019 at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts. In 2020, the Quartett HANA received 3rd prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Compe
tition in Berlin and played in the Konzerthaus Berlin. In September 2022, the quartet received a special prize “Förderpreis Jeunesse Musicales Deutschland” at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. In April 2023, the quartet was awarded 3rd prize at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition on Copenhagen. In October 2023, they also received 2nd prize at the Geneva International Music Competition.
Future engagements include performances at the Mozartfest Würzburg and Heidelberger Frühling String Quartet Festival.
They have been studying with Prof.Rapaël Merlin and the Quatuor Ébène. The musicians have received musical advices, working regularly with Prof.Eberhard Feltz and Prof.Dirk Mommertz(Fauré Quartett). They have participated in masterclasses by Prof.Oliver Wille(Kuss Quartett), Prof. Heime Müller (Artemis Quartett), Prof.Gerhard Schulz(Alban Berg Quartett) and Quatuor Voce.
Since 2021 they are sponsored by Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now in Munich.
The two violinists Gyurim Kwak and Fuga Miwatashi alternate in the role of primaria.

Credit: Balázs Dolfin

Quatuor Hesper

Quatuor Hesper

New York

n°4

   

Quatuor Hesper

Quatuor Hesper

New York

Hesper Quartet – New York
Sojeong Kim, violin, South Korean
Ye Jin Yoon, violin, South Korean
SoHui Yun, viola, South Korean
Connor Kim, cello, American

The Hesper Quartet is a Korean-American chamber ensemble that was formed in 2022 at the Emerson String Quartet Institute of Stony Brook University. Its members hold degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University, Stony Brook University, the Juilliard School, and Seoul National University.

Notable achievements include winning first prize at the Fanny Mendelssohn International Competition, the Servaas Competition, and the Ackerman Chamber Competition.

The Hesper Quartet has performed at a variety of venues such as the Staller Center for the Arts, Capitol Theatre Windsor, and the JeJu Cultural Arts Center in South Korea. They have collaborated with a variety of renowned artists such as Peter Wiley, Hsin Yun Huang, and Chiho Han.

“Hesper” means evening star, and like how each star in the night sky has its own story, the Hesper Quartet strives to tell the fascinating story of each work of music that they play.

Credit: Jiyoon Han

Quatuor Horatio

Quatuor Horatio

Montreal - WITHDRAWAL

n°5

  

Quatuor Horatio

Quatuor Horatio

Montreal - WITHDRAWAL

Horatio Quartet – Montreal - WITHDRAWAL
Justin Saulnier, violin, Canadian
Joseph Machin, violin, Canadian
Alexander Beggs, viola, Canadian
Gabriel Vincent, cello, Canadian

The Horatio String Quartet was founded in 2023 at the Schulich School of Music of McGill’s University. Under the guidance of André Roy, the Horatio Quartet is flourishing and establishing itself as a promising, up-and-coming ensemble. The quartet was a finalist at the 2023-2024 McGill Chamber Music Competition and has performed in masterclasses for esteemed artists such as the members of the Dover Quartet and the Calidore Quartet. Bringing together a plethora of experience, members of the Horatio Quartet have performed as soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral leaders in numerous programs across Canada and beyond. The quartet’s name is inspired by the character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As Horatio lives to tell the tale of Hamlet, the quartet is dedicated to delivering the message of composers who lived before us.

Credit: Nelleke Dagher

Quatuor Ineo

Quatuor Ineo

Wien

n°6

Quatuor Ineo

Quatuor Ineo

Wien

Ineo Quartet – Wien
Liuba Kalmykova, violin, Norwegian
Nadia Kalmykova, violin, Norwegian
Yan Lok Hoi, viola, Macanese
Constantin Siepermann, cello, German

The Ineo Quartet has a long and exciting history. Both violinists of the quartet were the founding members of the “Selini Quartet”, created in 2015. Due to the change of two members, the group was renamed into “Ineo Quartet” in 2022. The Quartet appeared at several international festivals, such as Sion Festival, Trame Sonore Festival, Styrian Chamber Music Festival, Salzburger Festspiele and Ickinger Frühling i.a., and is prizewinner of several international competitions such as Prague Spring IMC, Szymanowski IMC and Ysaye ICM i.a.

Being chosen as the ensemble of NASOM program 2020-2022, the quartet appeared in concerts around the world, representing Austria’s musical scene. The Ineo Quartet has collaborated with artists such as P. Barragan, R. Latzko and L.Belkina.

Since their formation, they have been working under the guidance of Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet) at MDW and were inspired by musicians such as A.Brendel, P.Vernikov, F.Kieffer, H.Beyerle.

Since 2019 the ensemble is also a part of ECMA and since 2023 of ProQuartet. Future plans include a recital at Vienna Musikverein and a CD recording with pieces by contemporary Austrian composer Richard Dünser.

Credit: Amelie Meissner

Quatuor Modulor

Quatuor Modulor

Zurich

n°7

Quatuor Modulor

Quatuor Modulor

Zurich

Quatuor Modulor – Zurich
Gregor Vikto Hänssler, violin, German
Beatrice Harmon, violin, Swiss
Mila Krasnyuk, viola, Ukrainian
Nigel Thean, cello, Malaysian

Founded in 2019, the Modulor Quartet has performed at the St. Galler Festspiele, the Swiss Chamber Music Festival Adelboden, the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Guerilla Classics Zürich and the quatres saisons festival Lausanne. The young musicians are coached by Rainer Schmidt and Anna Gebert at the Basel Academy of Music and have attended masterclasses with Eberhard Feltz, Robert Levin and Florian Donderer.

In addition to classical repertoire, the Modulor Quartet is dedicated to contemporary music and interdisciplinary projects with dance and architecture. The quartet's name pays respect to Swiss architect Le Corbusier's theory of architectural proportions – the golden ratio.
In 2021 the quartet was invited to the International Bartók Competition in Budapest. Shortly after, it was awarded a 2nd prize at the Orpheus Chamber Music Competition in Fribourg and the 1st prize at the 2022 Kiwanis Competition in Zurich. 2023 the string quartet was awarded the main prize of the Lucerne-based Marianne and Curt Dienemann foundation and in the same year got accepted to the European Chamber Music Academy and the international chamber music platform MERITA.
The Modulor quartet was nominated for the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2023 (Lausanne) and qualified for the 2023 International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove (UK), the 2023 Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition (Copenhagen) as well as the 77th Concours de Genève 2023.

Credit: Mila Kraznyuk

Quatuor Mona

Quatuor Mona

Paris - WITHDRAWAL

n°8

Quatuor Mona

Quatuor Mona

Paris - WITHDRAWAL

Mona Quartet – Paris - WITHDRAWAL
Elina Bushka, violin, Latvian
Charlotte Chahuneau, violin, French
Arianna Smith, viola, American
Caroline Sypniewski, cello, French

The Mona Quartet was born from a diverse group of young women from all over the world. Uniting Latvian, French, American and Korean backgrounds, they have thus created their own musical language. Founded in 2018 at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, they began their musical journey with eminent professors such as Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior Reina Sofia in Madrid, François Salque at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, as well as receiving guidance from Luc-Marie Aguera, Mathieu Herzog and the Modigliani Quartet. It was also the meeting of artistic personalities like Éric Le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Kyril Zlotnikov on the occasion of various collaborations, which influenced their musical career.

It was just the beginning of their career that pianist and composer, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, mesmerized by their musical language, dedicated his piece “Prélude à cordes” to the young quartet and invited them to perform at the Royal Theatre in Brussels, broadcasted live on Musiq3 during the Classissimo Festival.

The quartet has taken over the great classical concert halls of Paris on several occasions, such as the Pierre Boulez hall of the Philharmonie de Paris, the Châtelet Theater, the Cortot Hall and the Petit Palais, as well as prestigious festivals such as the Rencontres Musicales d' Evian, Salon de Provence Festival, Quatuors à Bordeaux, Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Preludes de Pont Aven, Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn, Festival Debussy, Festival de Dinard, and the Edinburgh International Festival. During the 2021-2022 season they will make their debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Luxemburg Philharmonie and will be present at the String Quartet Biennial at the Philharmonie de Paris, Quartettissimo in Budapest, Icking Festival and many others.

The quartet is laureate of the 3rd Tremplin de la Phiharmonie de Paris and was awarded the Prix du Méjan and the Orangerie de Sceaux during its participation in the Ravel Festival.

The quartet is currently artist in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris, Proquartet-European Center for Chamber Music and Britten Pears Young Artists for the 2022/23 season. They were previously residents at the Villa Musica Foundation in Germany and the Dimore Del Quartetto in Italy. Aware of the need to bring music to all audiences, including hospitals, nursing homes and those of disadvantaged backgrounds, their partnership with Proquartet and Live Music Now is also particularly close to their hearts.

Credit: Issey Nadaud

 
Quatuor Varen

Quatuor Varen

Paris

n°9

 

Quatuor Varen

Quatuor Varen

Paris

Varen Quartet – Paris
Jean-Baptiste Iachemet, violin, French
Elliott Pages, violin, French
David Heusler, viola, French
Adèle Quartier de Andrade, cello, French

Founded in 2017 by four students, the Varen Quartet began their training at the Toulouse Conservatoire in Philippe Lecoq's class. They then benefited from the guidance of the Quatuor Debussy, Xavier Gagnepain, then Luc-Marie Aguera, Yovan Markovitch and Guillaume Sutre.

They have performed at a number of festivals, including Saison Bleue (at Les Abattoirs), Cordes en Ballade, Flaine and Quatuor en Pays de Fayence. The Quatuor Varen is the 2023 winner of the Véronique Daverio Foundation grant.

Credit: Juliette Mey

Quatuor Wassily

Quatuor Wassily

Lyon

n°10

Quatuor Wassily

Quatuor Wassily

Lyon

Wassily Quartet – Lyon
Vincent Forestier, violin, French
Marine Faup-Pelot, violin, French
Clément Hoareau, viola, French
Raphaël Ginzburg, cello, French

The Wassily string quartet was created in Lyon, France. Since the members formed the group, they never stop surprising the audience by the diversity of the pieces they play. With the main great string quartet repertoire, they never hesitate to add pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries. Very implicated in transmission, the group takes part in many pedagogical programs and mediation concerts in social centers with the support of several french and international assiociations : Musethica, La Belle Saison, ProQuartet. The Wassily Quartet was artist in residence for the 2018/2019 Opera Underground season in Lyon, playing in many cross-over projects with current music groups.
The group wins in 2018 the Tremplin Jeune Quatuor from the Philharmonie de Paris, is laureate from the FNAPEC competition, and wins the Musique au Centre Val-de-Loire competition, which produced their first album.

Credit: Nikolaj Lund

COMPETITION MAGAZINE

April, Wednesday 24th

Grand Amphithéâtre, Université Lyon 2 - 4bis rue de l'Université 69007
April, Wednesday 24th - from 15:00 pm to 10:00 pm


 

COMPETITION LIVE - THE VIOLIN CHANNEL

16H - MODULOR Quartet (Zürich) – Concert 1
Webern, 5 movements for Quartet op.5 (1909) / 12’
Brahms, Quartet n°1 op.51 in C minor (1873) / 33’

17H - INEO Quartet (Wien) – Concert 1
Beethoven, Quatuor n°9 in C major, op 59-3 – Razumovsky, 1st mov. (1806) / 11’
Godard, Quatuor n°2 in A major op.37, 1st, 3rd and 4th mov. (1877) / 14’
Tanguy, Quatuor n°2 (1999) / 15’

18H - HESPER Quartet (New York) – Concert 2
Lacaze, Het Lam Gods (2007) / 10’
Schubert, Quartet n°14 in D minor D810 – The maiden and death (1824) / 40’ 

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20H - GOLDBERG Quartet (Milano) – Concert 2
Pesson, Quartet n°1 (1993) / 10’
Brahms, Quartet op.51 n°1 in C minor (1873) / 33’

21H - VAREN Quartet (Paris) – Concert 2
Bartok, Quartet n°2 (1915-17) / 27’
Naegelen, La chute des anges rebelles (2018) / 12’
Debussy, Quartet in G minor op.10, 1st mov. (1893) / 6’



List of candidates

Quatuor Arete

Quatuor Arete

Seoul

n°1

 

Quatuor Arete

Quatuor Arete

Seoul

Arete Quartet - Seoul

Chaeann Jeon, violin, South Korean    
Eunjoong Park, violin, South Korean     
Yoonsun Jang, viola, South Korean
Seonghyeon Park, cello South Korean

Established in September 2019, the Arete Quartet unanimously passed the audition of the Young Chamber Concert of Kumho Art Hall, and subsequently made its debut at Kumho Art Hall Yonsei (Seoul). Two years after its founding, the quartet won the first place at the 72nd Prague Spring International Music Competition and five other special prizes, including the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Prize. In addition, the Arete Quartet received two special prizes at the 12th Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition for the "Best Performance for String Quartet Commissioned by Toshio Hosokawa" and a scholarship from Jeunesses Musicales Germany. In 2022, the quartet obtained a special prize at the 71st ARD International Music Competition in Munich. One year later the quartet won the first prize and the special prize for the best interpretation of Mozart’s work at the 15th International Mozart Competition in Salzburg.

Credit: Jinho Park

Quatuor Goldberg

Quatuor Goldberg

Milano

n°2

 

Quatuor Goldberg

Quatuor Goldberg

Milano

Goldberg Quartet - Milano
Zhang Jingzhi, violin, Chineese
Giacomo Lucato, violin, Italian
Matilde Simionato, viola, Italian
Martino Simionato, cello, Italian


Quartetto Goldberg is winner of the “Piero Farulli – best Italian rising ensemble” prize from the national musical critic, first prize at Filippo Nicosia Chamber Music Award 2023, Verão Classico 2023 Academy Awards, and special prize at “Marcello Pontillo” competition 2022. 

Founded in 2021, the ensemble takes part in International festivals like Zeist Music Days, International String Quartet Academy, Allegra Festival, Verão Classico and it is regularly invited by music societies including Fondazione Società dei Concerti Milano, Società dei Concerti Trieste, Gioventù Musicale Italiana, Ticino Musica, ProQuartet – center européen de musique de chambre, Riyadh Music Hub.

Quartetto Goldberg is currently studying at Accademia Stauffer in Cremona in the class of Quartetto di Cremona and at the CRR de Paris with Miguel da Silva. The group partipated in masterclasses by Kyril Zlotnikov, Alexander Pavlovsky, Quatuor Danel, Luc-Marie Aguera, Guillaume Sutre, Cuarteto Quiroga.

Credit: Michele Lanzotti

Quatuor Hana

Quatuor Hana

Munich - WITHDRAWAL

n°3

 

Quatuor Hana

Quatuor Hana

Munich - WITHDRAWAL

Hana Quartet - Munich - WITHDRAWAL
Fuga Miwatashi, violin, Japanese
Gyurim Kwak, violin, South Korean
Emiko Yuasa, viola, Japanese
Johannes Välja, cello, Estonian

The Quartett HANA was founded in April 2019 at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts. In 2020, the Quartett HANA received 3rd prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Compe
tition in Berlin and played in the Konzerthaus Berlin. In September 2022, the quartet received a special prize “Förderpreis Jeunesse Musicales Deutschland” at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. In April 2023, the quartet was awarded 3rd prize at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition on Copenhagen. In October 2023, they also received 2nd prize at the Geneva International Music Competition.
Future engagements include performances at the Mozartfest Würzburg and Heidelberger Frühling String Quartet Festival.
They have been studying with Prof.Rapaël Merlin and the Quatuor Ébène. The musicians have received musical advices, working regularly with Prof.Eberhard Feltz and Prof.Dirk Mommertz(Fauré Quartett). They have participated in masterclasses by Prof.Oliver Wille(Kuss Quartett), Prof. Heime Müller (Artemis Quartett), Prof.Gerhard Schulz(Alban Berg Quartett) and Quatuor Voce.
Since 2021 they are sponsored by Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now in Munich.
The two violinists Gyurim Kwak and Fuga Miwatashi alternate in the role of primaria.

Credit: Balázs Dolfin

Quatuor Hesper

Quatuor Hesper

New York

n°4

   

Quatuor Hesper

Quatuor Hesper

New York

Hesper Quartet – New York
Sojeong Kim, violin, South Korean
Ye Jin Yoon, violin, South Korean
SoHui Yun, viola, South Korean
Connor Kim, cello, American

The Hesper Quartet is a Korean-American chamber ensemble that was formed in 2022 at the Emerson String Quartet Institute of Stony Brook University. Its members hold degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University, Stony Brook University, the Juilliard School, and Seoul National University.

Notable achievements include winning first prize at the Fanny Mendelssohn International Competition, the Servaas Competition, and the Ackerman Chamber Competition.

The Hesper Quartet has performed at a variety of venues such as the Staller Center for the Arts, Capitol Theatre Windsor, and the JeJu Cultural Arts Center in South Korea. They have collaborated with a variety of renowned artists such as Peter Wiley, Hsin Yun Huang, and Chiho Han.

“Hesper” means evening star, and like how each star in the night sky has its own story, the Hesper Quartet strives to tell the fascinating story of each work of music that they play.

Credit: Jiyoon Han

Quatuor Horatio

Quatuor Horatio

Montreal - WITHDRAWAL

n°5

  

Quatuor Horatio

Quatuor Horatio

Montreal - WITHDRAWAL

Horatio Quartet – Montreal - WITHDRAWAL
Justin Saulnier, violin, Canadian
Joseph Machin, violin, Canadian
Alexander Beggs, viola, Canadian
Gabriel Vincent, cello, Canadian

The Horatio String Quartet was founded in 2023 at the Schulich School of Music of McGill’s University. Under the guidance of André Roy, the Horatio Quartet is flourishing and establishing itself as a promising, up-and-coming ensemble. The quartet was a finalist at the 2023-2024 McGill Chamber Music Competition and has performed in masterclasses for esteemed artists such as the members of the Dover Quartet and the Calidore Quartet. Bringing together a plethora of experience, members of the Horatio Quartet have performed as soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral leaders in numerous programs across Canada and beyond. The quartet’s name is inspired by the character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As Horatio lives to tell the tale of Hamlet, the quartet is dedicated to delivering the message of composers who lived before us.

Credit: Nelleke Dagher

Quatuor Ineo

Quatuor Ineo

Wien

n°6

Quatuor Ineo

Quatuor Ineo

Wien

Ineo Quartet – Wien
Liuba Kalmykova, violin, Norwegian
Nadia Kalmykova, violin, Norwegian
Yan Lok Hoi, viola, Macanese
Constantin Siepermann, cello, German

The Ineo Quartet has a long and exciting history. Both violinists of the quartet were the founding members of the “Selini Quartet”, created in 2015. Due to the change of two members, the group was renamed into “Ineo Quartet” in 2022. The Quartet appeared at several international festivals, such as Sion Festival, Trame Sonore Festival, Styrian Chamber Music Festival, Salzburger Festspiele and Ickinger Frühling i.a., and is prizewinner of several international competitions such as Prague Spring IMC, Szymanowski IMC and Ysaye ICM i.a.

Being chosen as the ensemble of NASOM program 2020-2022, the quartet appeared in concerts around the world, representing Austria’s musical scene. The Ineo Quartet has collaborated with artists such as P. Barragan, R. Latzko and L.Belkina.

Since their formation, they have been working under the guidance of Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet) at MDW and were inspired by musicians such as A.Brendel, P.Vernikov, F.Kieffer, H.Beyerle.

Since 2019 the ensemble is also a part of ECMA and since 2023 of ProQuartet. Future plans include a recital at Vienna Musikverein and a CD recording with pieces by contemporary Austrian composer Richard Dünser.

Credit: Amelie Meissner

Quatuor Modulor

Quatuor Modulor

Zurich

n°7

Quatuor Modulor

Quatuor Modulor

Zurich

Quatuor Modulor – Zurich
Gregor Vikto Hänssler, violin, German
Beatrice Harmon, violin, Swiss
Mila Krasnyuk, viola, Ukrainian
Nigel Thean, cello, Malaysian

Founded in 2019, the Modulor Quartet has performed at the St. Galler Festspiele, the Swiss Chamber Music Festival Adelboden, the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Guerilla Classics Zürich and the quatres saisons festival Lausanne. The young musicians are coached by Rainer Schmidt and Anna Gebert at the Basel Academy of Music and have attended masterclasses with Eberhard Feltz, Robert Levin and Florian Donderer.

In addition to classical repertoire, the Modulor Quartet is dedicated to contemporary music and interdisciplinary projects with dance and architecture. The quartet's name pays respect to Swiss architect Le Corbusier's theory of architectural proportions – the golden ratio.
In 2021 the quartet was invited to the International Bartók Competition in Budapest. Shortly after, it was awarded a 2nd prize at the Orpheus Chamber Music Competition in Fribourg and the 1st prize at the 2022 Kiwanis Competition in Zurich. 2023 the string quartet was awarded the main prize of the Lucerne-based Marianne and Curt Dienemann foundation and in the same year got accepted to the European Chamber Music Academy and the international chamber music platform MERITA.
The Modulor quartet was nominated for the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2023 (Lausanne) and qualified for the 2023 International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove (UK), the 2023 Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition (Copenhagen) as well as the 77th Concours de Genève 2023.

Credit: Mila Kraznyuk

Quatuor Mona

Quatuor Mona

Paris - WITHDRAWAL

n°8

Quatuor Mona

Quatuor Mona

Paris - WITHDRAWAL

Mona Quartet – Paris - WITHDRAWAL
Elina Bushka, violin, Latvian
Charlotte Chahuneau, violin, French
Arianna Smith, viola, American
Caroline Sypniewski, cello, French

The Mona Quartet was born from a diverse group of young women from all over the world. Uniting Latvian, French, American and Korean backgrounds, they have thus created their own musical language. Founded in 2018 at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, they began their musical journey with eminent professors such as Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior Reina Sofia in Madrid, François Salque at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, as well as receiving guidance from Luc-Marie Aguera, Mathieu Herzog and the Modigliani Quartet. It was also the meeting of artistic personalities like Éric Le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Kyril Zlotnikov on the occasion of various collaborations, which influenced their musical career.

It was just the beginning of their career that pianist and composer, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, mesmerized by their musical language, dedicated his piece “Prélude à cordes” to the young quartet and invited them to perform at the Royal Theatre in Brussels, broadcasted live on Musiq3 during the Classissimo Festival.

The quartet has taken over the great classical concert halls of Paris on several occasions, such as the Pierre Boulez hall of the Philharmonie de Paris, the Châtelet Theater, the Cortot Hall and the Petit Palais, as well as prestigious festivals such as the Rencontres Musicales d' Evian, Salon de Provence Festival, Quatuors à Bordeaux, Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Preludes de Pont Aven, Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn, Festival Debussy, Festival de Dinard, and the Edinburgh International Festival. During the 2021-2022 season they will make their debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Luxemburg Philharmonie and will be present at the String Quartet Biennial at the Philharmonie de Paris, Quartettissimo in Budapest, Icking Festival and many others.

The quartet is laureate of the 3rd Tremplin de la Phiharmonie de Paris and was awarded the Prix du Méjan and the Orangerie de Sceaux during its participation in the Ravel Festival.

The quartet is currently artist in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris, Proquartet-European Center for Chamber Music and Britten Pears Young Artists for the 2022/23 season. They were previously residents at the Villa Musica Foundation in Germany and the Dimore Del Quartetto in Italy. Aware of the need to bring music to all audiences, including hospitals, nursing homes and those of disadvantaged backgrounds, their partnership with Proquartet and Live Music Now is also particularly close to their hearts.

Credit: Issey Nadaud

 
Quatuor Varen

Quatuor Varen

Paris

n°9

 

Quatuor Varen

Quatuor Varen

Paris

Varen Quartet – Paris
Jean-Baptiste Iachemet, violin, French
Elliott Pages, violin, French
David Heusler, viola, French
Adèle Quartier de Andrade, cello, French

Founded in 2017 by four students, the Varen Quartet began their training at the Toulouse Conservatoire in Philippe Lecoq's class. They then benefited from the guidance of the Quatuor Debussy, Xavier Gagnepain, then Luc-Marie Aguera, Yovan Markovitch and Guillaume Sutre.

They have performed at a number of festivals, including Saison Bleue (at Les Abattoirs), Cordes en Ballade, Flaine and Quatuor en Pays de Fayence. The Quatuor Varen is the 2023 winner of the Véronique Daverio Foundation grant.

Credit: Juliette Mey

Quatuor Wassily

Quatuor Wassily

Lyon

n°10

Quatuor Wassily

Quatuor Wassily

Lyon

Wassily Quartet – Lyon
Vincent Forestier, violin, French
Marine Faup-Pelot, violin, French
Clément Hoareau, viola, French
Raphaël Ginzburg, cello, French

The Wassily string quartet was created in Lyon, France. Since the members formed the group, they never stop surprising the audience by the diversity of the pieces they play. With the main great string quartet repertoire, they never hesitate to add pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries. Very implicated in transmission, the group takes part in many pedagogical programs and mediation concerts in social centers with the support of several french and international assiociations : Musethica, La Belle Saison, ProQuartet. The Wassily Quartet was artist in residence for the 2018/2019 Opera Underground season in Lyon, playing in many cross-over projects with current music groups.
The group wins in 2018 the Tremplin Jeune Quatuor from the Philharmonie de Paris, is laureate from the FNAPEC competition, and wins the Musique au Centre Val-de-Loire competition, which produced their first album.

Credit: Nikolaj Lund

COMPETITION MAGAZINE

April, Thursday 25th

Grand Amphithéâtre, Université Lyon 2 - 4bis rue de l'Université 69007
April, Thursday 25th - from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm


 

COMPETITION LIVE - THE VIOLIN CHANNEL 

16H - WASSILY Quartet (Lyon) – Concert 2
Cras, Quartet à ma Bretagne, 1st mov. (1909) / 12’
Ravel, Quartet in F Major (1902-03) / 33’

17H - ARETE Quartet (Seoul) - Concert 2
Dubois, Quartet n°1, 1st mov. (1909) / 10’
Durosoir, Quartet n°2 in D minor, 1st mvt (1922) / 10’
Janacek, Quartet n°1 Kreutzer Sonata (1923) / 21’

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20H - MODULOR Quartet (Zürich) – Concert 2
Purcell, Fantasia n°6 in F major Z.737 (1680) / 4’
Durosoir, Quartet n°2 en D minor, 1st mvt (1922) / 10’
Purcell, Fantaisia n°11 in G major Z.742 (1680) / 4’
Vierne, Quartet op.12 in D minor, 2nd mvt (1894) / 3’
Purcell, Fantaisia n°8 in D minor Z.739 / 4’
Dusapin, Quartet n°4 (1997) / 18’

21H - INEO Quartet (Wien) – Concert 2
Schubert, Quartet n°13 D804 - Rosamunde, 1st mov. (1824) / 15’
Webern, 6 Bagatelles op.9 (1911-13) / 5’
Haydn, Quartet op.76-1 (1797) / 23’





List of candidates

Quatuor Arete

Quatuor Arete

Seoul

n°1

 

Quatuor Arete

Quatuor Arete

Seoul

Arete Quartet - Seoul

Chaeann Jeon, violin, South Korean    
Eunjoong Park, violin, South Korean     
Yoonsun Jang, viola, South Korean
Seonghyeon Park, cello South Korean

Established in September 2019, the Arete Quartet unanimously passed the audition of the Young Chamber Concert of Kumho Art Hall, and subsequently made its debut at Kumho Art Hall Yonsei (Seoul). Two years after its founding, the quartet won the first place at the 72nd Prague Spring International Music Competition and five other special prizes, including the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Prize. In addition, the Arete Quartet received two special prizes at the 12th Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition for the "Best Performance for String Quartet Commissioned by Toshio Hosokawa" and a scholarship from Jeunesses Musicales Germany. In 2022, the quartet obtained a special prize at the 71st ARD International Music Competition in Munich. One year later the quartet won the first prize and the special prize for the best interpretation of Mozart’s work at the 15th International Mozart Competition in Salzburg.

Credit: Jinho Park

Quatuor Goldberg

Quatuor Goldberg

Milano

n°2

 

Quatuor Goldberg

Quatuor Goldberg

Milano

Goldberg Quartet - Milano
Zhang Jingzhi, violin, Chineese
Giacomo Lucato, violin, Italian
Matilde Simionato, viola, Italian
Martino Simionato, cello, Italian


Quartetto Goldberg is winner of the “Piero Farulli – best Italian rising ensemble” prize from the national musical critic, first prize at Filippo Nicosia Chamber Music Award 2023, Verão Classico 2023 Academy Awards, and special prize at “Marcello Pontillo” competition 2022. 

Founded in 2021, the ensemble takes part in International festivals like Zeist Music Days, International String Quartet Academy, Allegra Festival, Verão Classico and it is regularly invited by music societies including Fondazione Società dei Concerti Milano, Società dei Concerti Trieste, Gioventù Musicale Italiana, Ticino Musica, ProQuartet – center européen de musique de chambre, Riyadh Music Hub.

Quartetto Goldberg is currently studying at Accademia Stauffer in Cremona in the class of Quartetto di Cremona and at the CRR de Paris with Miguel da Silva. The group partipated in masterclasses by Kyril Zlotnikov, Alexander Pavlovsky, Quatuor Danel, Luc-Marie Aguera, Guillaume Sutre, Cuarteto Quiroga.

Credit: Michele Lanzotti

Quatuor Hana

Quatuor Hana

Munich - WITHDRAWAL

n°3

 

Quatuor Hana

Quatuor Hana

Munich - WITHDRAWAL

Hana Quartet - Munich - WITHDRAWAL
Fuga Miwatashi, violin, Japanese
Gyurim Kwak, violin, South Korean
Emiko Yuasa, viola, Japanese
Johannes Välja, cello, Estonian

The Quartett HANA was founded in April 2019 at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts. In 2020, the Quartett HANA received 3rd prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Compe
tition in Berlin and played in the Konzerthaus Berlin. In September 2022, the quartet received a special prize “Förderpreis Jeunesse Musicales Deutschland” at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. In April 2023, the quartet was awarded 3rd prize at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition on Copenhagen. In October 2023, they also received 2nd prize at the Geneva International Music Competition.
Future engagements include performances at the Mozartfest Würzburg and Heidelberger Frühling String Quartet Festival.
They have been studying with Prof.Rapaël Merlin and the Quatuor Ébène. The musicians have received musical advices, working regularly with Prof.Eberhard Feltz and Prof.Dirk Mommertz(Fauré Quartett). They have participated in masterclasses by Prof.Oliver Wille(Kuss Quartett), Prof. Heime Müller (Artemis Quartett), Prof.Gerhard Schulz(Alban Berg Quartett) and Quatuor Voce.
Since 2021 they are sponsored by Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now in Munich.
The two violinists Gyurim Kwak and Fuga Miwatashi alternate in the role of primaria.

Credit: Balázs Dolfin

Quatuor Hesper

Quatuor Hesper

New York

n°4

   

Quatuor Hesper

Quatuor Hesper

New York

Hesper Quartet – New York
Sojeong Kim, violin, South Korean
Ye Jin Yoon, violin, South Korean
SoHui Yun, viola, South Korean
Connor Kim, cello, American

The Hesper Quartet is a Korean-American chamber ensemble that was formed in 2022 at the Emerson String Quartet Institute of Stony Brook University. Its members hold degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University, Stony Brook University, the Juilliard School, and Seoul National University.

Notable achievements include winning first prize at the Fanny Mendelssohn International Competition, the Servaas Competition, and the Ackerman Chamber Competition.

The Hesper Quartet has performed at a variety of venues such as the Staller Center for the Arts, Capitol Theatre Windsor, and the JeJu Cultural Arts Center in South Korea. They have collaborated with a variety of renowned artists such as Peter Wiley, Hsin Yun Huang, and Chiho Han.

“Hesper” means evening star, and like how each star in the night sky has its own story, the Hesper Quartet strives to tell the fascinating story of each work of music that they play.

Credit: Jiyoon Han

Quatuor Horatio

Quatuor Horatio

Montreal - WITHDRAWAL

n°5

  

Quatuor Horatio

Quatuor Horatio

Montreal - WITHDRAWAL

Horatio Quartet – Montreal - WITHDRAWAL
Justin Saulnier, violin, Canadian
Joseph Machin, violin, Canadian
Alexander Beggs, viola, Canadian
Gabriel Vincent, cello, Canadian

The Horatio String Quartet was founded in 2023 at the Schulich School of Music of McGill’s University. Under the guidance of André Roy, the Horatio Quartet is flourishing and establishing itself as a promising, up-and-coming ensemble. The quartet was a finalist at the 2023-2024 McGill Chamber Music Competition and has performed in masterclasses for esteemed artists such as the members of the Dover Quartet and the Calidore Quartet. Bringing together a plethora of experience, members of the Horatio Quartet have performed as soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral leaders in numerous programs across Canada and beyond. The quartet’s name is inspired by the character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As Horatio lives to tell the tale of Hamlet, the quartet is dedicated to delivering the message of composers who lived before us.

Credit: Nelleke Dagher

Quatuor Ineo

Quatuor Ineo

Wien

n°6

Quatuor Ineo

Quatuor Ineo

Wien

Ineo Quartet – Wien
Liuba Kalmykova, violin, Norwegian
Nadia Kalmykova, violin, Norwegian
Yan Lok Hoi, viola, Macanese
Constantin Siepermann, cello, German

The Ineo Quartet has a long and exciting history. Both violinists of the quartet were the founding members of the “Selini Quartet”, created in 2015. Due to the change of two members, the group was renamed into “Ineo Quartet” in 2022. The Quartet appeared at several international festivals, such as Sion Festival, Trame Sonore Festival, Styrian Chamber Music Festival, Salzburger Festspiele and Ickinger Frühling i.a., and is prizewinner of several international competitions such as Prague Spring IMC, Szymanowski IMC and Ysaye ICM i.a.

Being chosen as the ensemble of NASOM program 2020-2022, the quartet appeared in concerts around the world, representing Austria’s musical scene. The Ineo Quartet has collaborated with artists such as P. Barragan, R. Latzko and L.Belkina.

Since their formation, they have been working under the guidance of Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet) at MDW and were inspired by musicians such as A.Brendel, P.Vernikov, F.Kieffer, H.Beyerle.

Since 2019 the ensemble is also a part of ECMA and since 2023 of ProQuartet. Future plans include a recital at Vienna Musikverein and a CD recording with pieces by contemporary Austrian composer Richard Dünser.

Credit: Amelie Meissner

Quatuor Modulor

Quatuor Modulor

Zurich

n°7

Quatuor Modulor

Quatuor Modulor

Zurich

Quatuor Modulor – Zurich
Gregor Vikto Hänssler, violin, German
Beatrice Harmon, violin, Swiss
Mila Krasnyuk, viola, Ukrainian
Nigel Thean, cello, Malaysian

Founded in 2019, the Modulor Quartet has performed at the St. Galler Festspiele, the Swiss Chamber Music Festival Adelboden, the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Guerilla Classics Zürich and the quatres saisons festival Lausanne. The young musicians are coached by Rainer Schmidt and Anna Gebert at the Basel Academy of Music and have attended masterclasses with Eberhard Feltz, Robert Levin and Florian Donderer.

In addition to classical repertoire, the Modulor Quartet is dedicated to contemporary music and interdisciplinary projects with dance and architecture. The quartet's name pays respect to Swiss architect Le Corbusier's theory of architectural proportions – the golden ratio.
In 2021 the quartet was invited to the International Bartók Competition in Budapest. Shortly after, it was awarded a 2nd prize at the Orpheus Chamber Music Competition in Fribourg and the 1st prize at the 2022 Kiwanis Competition in Zurich. 2023 the string quartet was awarded the main prize of the Lucerne-based Marianne and Curt Dienemann foundation and in the same year got accepted to the European Chamber Music Academy and the international chamber music platform MERITA.
The Modulor quartet was nominated for the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2023 (Lausanne) and qualified for the 2023 International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove (UK), the 2023 Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition (Copenhagen) as well as the 77th Concours de Genève 2023.

Credit: Mila Kraznyuk

Quatuor Mona

Quatuor Mona

Paris - WITHDRAWAL

n°8

Quatuor Mona

Quatuor Mona

Paris - WITHDRAWAL

Mona Quartet – Paris - WITHDRAWAL
Elina Bushka, violin, Latvian
Charlotte Chahuneau, violin, French
Arianna Smith, viola, American
Caroline Sypniewski, cello, French

The Mona Quartet was born from a diverse group of young women from all over the world. Uniting Latvian, French, American and Korean backgrounds, they have thus created their own musical language. Founded in 2018 at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, they began their musical journey with eminent professors such as Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior Reina Sofia in Madrid, François Salque at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, as well as receiving guidance from Luc-Marie Aguera, Mathieu Herzog and the Modigliani Quartet. It was also the meeting of artistic personalities like Éric Le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Kyril Zlotnikov on the occasion of various collaborations, which influenced their musical career.

It was just the beginning of their career that pianist and composer, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, mesmerized by their musical language, dedicated his piece “Prélude à cordes” to the young quartet and invited them to perform at the Royal Theatre in Brussels, broadcasted live on Musiq3 during the Classissimo Festival.

The quartet has taken over the great classical concert halls of Paris on several occasions, such as the Pierre Boulez hall of the Philharmonie de Paris, the Châtelet Theater, the Cortot Hall and the Petit Palais, as well as prestigious festivals such as the Rencontres Musicales d' Evian, Salon de Provence Festival, Quatuors à Bordeaux, Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Preludes de Pont Aven, Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn, Festival Debussy, Festival de Dinard, and the Edinburgh International Festival. During the 2021-2022 season they will make their debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Luxemburg Philharmonie and will be present at the String Quartet Biennial at the Philharmonie de Paris, Quartettissimo in Budapest, Icking Festival and many others.

The quartet is laureate of the 3rd Tremplin de la Phiharmonie de Paris and was awarded the Prix du Méjan and the Orangerie de Sceaux during its participation in the Ravel Festival.

The quartet is currently artist in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris, Proquartet-European Center for Chamber Music and Britten Pears Young Artists for the 2022/23 season. They were previously residents at the Villa Musica Foundation in Germany and the Dimore Del Quartetto in Italy. Aware of the need to bring music to all audiences, including hospitals, nursing homes and those of disadvantaged backgrounds, their partnership with Proquartet and Live Music Now is also particularly close to their hearts.

Credit: Issey Nadaud

 
Quatuor Varen

Quatuor Varen

Paris

n°9

 

Quatuor Varen

Quatuor Varen

Paris

Varen Quartet – Paris
Jean-Baptiste Iachemet, violin, French
Elliott Pages, violin, French
David Heusler, viola, French
Adèle Quartier de Andrade, cello, French

Founded in 2017 by four students, the Varen Quartet began their training at the Toulouse Conservatoire in Philippe Lecoq's class. They then benefited from the guidance of the Quatuor Debussy, Xavier Gagnepain, then Luc-Marie Aguera, Yovan Markovitch and Guillaume Sutre.

They have performed at a number of festivals, including Saison Bleue (at Les Abattoirs), Cordes en Ballade, Flaine and Quatuor en Pays de Fayence. The Quatuor Varen is the 2023 winner of the Véronique Daverio Foundation grant.

Credit: Juliette Mey

Quatuor Wassily

Quatuor Wassily

Lyon

n°10

Quatuor Wassily

Quatuor Wassily

Lyon

Wassily Quartet – Lyon
Vincent Forestier, violin, French
Marine Faup-Pelot, violin, French
Clément Hoareau, viola, French
Raphaël Ginzburg, cello, French

The Wassily string quartet was created in Lyon, France. Since the members formed the group, they never stop surprising the audience by the diversity of the pieces they play. With the main great string quartet repertoire, they never hesitate to add pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries. Very implicated in transmission, the group takes part in many pedagogical programs and mediation concerts in social centers with the support of several french and international assiociations : Musethica, La Belle Saison, ProQuartet. The Wassily Quartet was artist in residence for the 2018/2019 Opera Underground season in Lyon, playing in many cross-over projects with current music groups.
The group wins in 2018 the Tremplin Jeune Quatuor from the Philharmonie de Paris, is laureate from the FNAPEC competition, and wins the Musique au Centre Val-de-Loire competition, which produced their first album.

Credit: Nikolaj Lund

COMPETITION MAGAZINE

April, Friday 26th

Hôtel de Ville - Place de la Comédie 69001
April, Friday 26th - from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm


 

COMPETITION LIVE - THE VIOLIN CHANNEL

Final round

3 quartets will be selected for the final round. Each quartet will perform a one hour recital, incliudind a Quintet with two violas.  Works of Bartok, Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Chostakovitch, Debussy, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schubert

With the exceptional participation of Jean-Baptiste Magnon, solo viola of Lyon Opera Orchestra.

Presented by Judith Chaine (France Musique)

 

SUIVRE LE CONCOURS EN DIRECT - THE VIOLIN CHANNEL

Finale du concours

3 Quatuors seront sélectionnés pour la finale. Ils donneront chacun un récital d'une heure incluant un Quintette à deux altos. Oeuvres de Bartok, Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Chostakovitch, Debussy, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schubert

Avec la participation exceptionnelle de Jean-Baptiste Magnon, alto solo de l’Opéra de Lyon

Présentation Judith Chaine

14H – Quatuor Hesper – New York
Sojeong Kim, violon, Sud-Coréenne
Ye Jin Yoon, violon, Sud-Coréenne
SoHui Yun, alto, Sud-Coréenne
Connor Kim, violoncelle, Américain

Johannes Brahms, Quintette n°2 en sol majeur, op.111, 1er mouv. (1890)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Quatuor n°15 en la mineur op.132 (1824-25)


15H30 - Quatuor Varen – Paris
Jean-Baptiste Iachemet, violon, Français
Elliott Pages, violon, Français
David Heusler, alto, Français
Adèle Quartier de Andrade, violoncelle, Française

Felix Mendelssohn, Quintette à cordes op. 87, 1er mouv. (1845)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Quatuor n°8 Razumovsky op. 59 n°2


17H – Quatuor Arete – Séoul
Chaeann Jeon, violon, Sud-Coréen
Eunjoong Park, violon, Sud-Coréen
Yoonsun Jang, alto, Sud-Coréen
Seonghyeon Park, violoncelle, Sud-Coréen

W.A. Mozart, Quintette en sol mineur K516, 1er mouv. (1787)
Alban Berg, Suite lyrique (1925)

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It is possible to enter and leave between recitals.

 



List of candidates

Quatuor Arete

Quatuor Arete

Seoul

n°1

 

Quatuor Arete

Quatuor Arete

Seoul

Arete Quartet - Seoul

Chaeann Jeon, violin, South Korean    
Eunjoong Park, violin, South Korean     
Yoonsun Jang, viola, South Korean
Seonghyeon Park, cello South Korean

Established in September 2019, the Arete Quartet unanimously passed the audition of the Young Chamber Concert of Kumho Art Hall, and subsequently made its debut at Kumho Art Hall Yonsei (Seoul). Two years after its founding, the quartet won the first place at the 72nd Prague Spring International Music Competition and five other special prizes, including the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Prize. In addition, the Arete Quartet received two special prizes at the 12th Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition for the "Best Performance for String Quartet Commissioned by Toshio Hosokawa" and a scholarship from Jeunesses Musicales Germany. In 2022, the quartet obtained a special prize at the 71st ARD International Music Competition in Munich. One year later the quartet won the first prize and the special prize for the best interpretation of Mozart’s work at the 15th International Mozart Competition in Salzburg.

Credit: Jinho Park

Quatuor Goldberg

Quatuor Goldberg

Milano

n°2

 

Quatuor Goldberg

Quatuor Goldberg

Milano

Goldberg Quartet - Milano
Zhang Jingzhi, violin, Chineese
Giacomo Lucato, violin, Italian
Matilde Simionato, viola, Italian
Martino Simionato, cello, Italian


Quartetto Goldberg is winner of the “Piero Farulli – best Italian rising ensemble” prize from the national musical critic, first prize at Filippo Nicosia Chamber Music Award 2023, Verão Classico 2023 Academy Awards, and special prize at “Marcello Pontillo” competition 2022. 

Founded in 2021, the ensemble takes part in International festivals like Zeist Music Days, International String Quartet Academy, Allegra Festival, Verão Classico and it is regularly invited by music societies including Fondazione Società dei Concerti Milano, Società dei Concerti Trieste, Gioventù Musicale Italiana, Ticino Musica, ProQuartet – center européen de musique de chambre, Riyadh Music Hub.

Quartetto Goldberg is currently studying at Accademia Stauffer in Cremona in the class of Quartetto di Cremona and at the CRR de Paris with Miguel da Silva. The group partipated in masterclasses by Kyril Zlotnikov, Alexander Pavlovsky, Quatuor Danel, Luc-Marie Aguera, Guillaume Sutre, Cuarteto Quiroga.

Credit: Michele Lanzotti

Quatuor Hana

Quatuor Hana

Munich - WITHDRAWAL

n°3

 

Quatuor Hana

Quatuor Hana

Munich - WITHDRAWAL

Hana Quartet - Munich - WITHDRAWAL
Fuga Miwatashi, violin, Japanese
Gyurim Kwak, violin, South Korean
Emiko Yuasa, viola, Japanese
Johannes Välja, cello, Estonian

The Quartett HANA was founded in April 2019 at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts. In 2020, the Quartett HANA received 3rd prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Compe
tition in Berlin and played in the Konzerthaus Berlin. In September 2022, the quartet received a special prize “Förderpreis Jeunesse Musicales Deutschland” at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. In April 2023, the quartet was awarded 3rd prize at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition on Copenhagen. In October 2023, they also received 2nd prize at the Geneva International Music Competition.
Future engagements include performances at the Mozartfest Würzburg and Heidelberger Frühling String Quartet Festival.
They have been studying with Prof.Rapaël Merlin and the Quatuor Ébène. The musicians have received musical advices, working regularly with Prof.Eberhard Feltz and Prof.Dirk Mommertz(Fauré Quartett). They have participated in masterclasses by Prof.Oliver Wille(Kuss Quartett), Prof. Heime Müller (Artemis Quartett), Prof.Gerhard Schulz(Alban Berg Quartett) and Quatuor Voce.
Since 2021 they are sponsored by Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now in Munich.
The two violinists Gyurim Kwak and Fuga Miwatashi alternate in the role of primaria.

Credit: Balázs Dolfin

Quatuor Hesper

Quatuor Hesper

New York

n°4

   

Quatuor Hesper

Quatuor Hesper

New York

Hesper Quartet – New York
Sojeong Kim, violin, South Korean
Ye Jin Yoon, violin, South Korean
SoHui Yun, viola, South Korean
Connor Kim, cello, American

The Hesper Quartet is a Korean-American chamber ensemble that was formed in 2022 at the Emerson String Quartet Institute of Stony Brook University. Its members hold degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University, Stony Brook University, the Juilliard School, and Seoul National University.

Notable achievements include winning first prize at the Fanny Mendelssohn International Competition, the Servaas Competition, and the Ackerman Chamber Competition.

The Hesper Quartet has performed at a variety of venues such as the Staller Center for the Arts, Capitol Theatre Windsor, and the JeJu Cultural Arts Center in South Korea. They have collaborated with a variety of renowned artists such as Peter Wiley, Hsin Yun Huang, and Chiho Han.

“Hesper” means evening star, and like how each star in the night sky has its own story, the Hesper Quartet strives to tell the fascinating story of each work of music that they play.

Credit: Jiyoon Han

Quatuor Horatio

Quatuor Horatio

Montreal - WITHDRAWAL

n°5

  

Quatuor Horatio

Quatuor Horatio

Montreal - WITHDRAWAL

Horatio Quartet – Montreal - WITHDRAWAL
Justin Saulnier, violin, Canadian
Joseph Machin, violin, Canadian
Alexander Beggs, viola, Canadian
Gabriel Vincent, cello, Canadian

The Horatio String Quartet was founded in 2023 at the Schulich School of Music of McGill’s University. Under the guidance of André Roy, the Horatio Quartet is flourishing and establishing itself as a promising, up-and-coming ensemble. The quartet was a finalist at the 2023-2024 McGill Chamber Music Competition and has performed in masterclasses for esteemed artists such as the members of the Dover Quartet and the Calidore Quartet. Bringing together a plethora of experience, members of the Horatio Quartet have performed as soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral leaders in numerous programs across Canada and beyond. The quartet’s name is inspired by the character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As Horatio lives to tell the tale of Hamlet, the quartet is dedicated to delivering the message of composers who lived before us.

Credit: Nelleke Dagher

Quatuor Ineo

Quatuor Ineo

Wien

n°6

Quatuor Ineo

Quatuor Ineo

Wien

Ineo Quartet – Wien
Liuba Kalmykova, violin, Norwegian
Nadia Kalmykova, violin, Norwegian
Yan Lok Hoi, viola, Macanese
Constantin Siepermann, cello, German

The Ineo Quartet has a long and exciting history. Both violinists of the quartet were the founding members of the “Selini Quartet”, created in 2015. Due to the change of two members, the group was renamed into “Ineo Quartet” in 2022. The Quartet appeared at several international festivals, such as Sion Festival, Trame Sonore Festival, Styrian Chamber Music Festival, Salzburger Festspiele and Ickinger Frühling i.a., and is prizewinner of several international competitions such as Prague Spring IMC, Szymanowski IMC and Ysaye ICM i.a.

Being chosen as the ensemble of NASOM program 2020-2022, the quartet appeared in concerts around the world, representing Austria’s musical scene. The Ineo Quartet has collaborated with artists such as P. Barragan, R. Latzko and L.Belkina.

Since their formation, they have been working under the guidance of Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet) at MDW and were inspired by musicians such as A.Brendel, P.Vernikov, F.Kieffer, H.Beyerle.

Since 2019 the ensemble is also a part of ECMA and since 2023 of ProQuartet. Future plans include a recital at Vienna Musikverein and a CD recording with pieces by contemporary Austrian composer Richard Dünser.

Credit: Amelie Meissner

Quatuor Modulor

Quatuor Modulor

Zurich

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Quatuor Modulor

Quatuor Modulor

Zurich

Quatuor Modulor – Zurich
Gregor Vikto Hänssler, violin, German
Beatrice Harmon, violin, Swiss
Mila Krasnyuk, viola, Ukrainian
Nigel Thean, cello, Malaysian

Founded in 2019, the Modulor Quartet has performed at the St. Galler Festspiele, the Swiss Chamber Music Festival Adelboden, the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Guerilla Classics Zürich and the quatres saisons festival Lausanne. The young musicians are coached by Rainer Schmidt and Anna Gebert at the Basel Academy of Music and have attended masterclasses with Eberhard Feltz, Robert Levin and Florian Donderer.

In addition to classical repertoire, the Modulor Quartet is dedicated to contemporary music and interdisciplinary projects with dance and architecture. The quartet's name pays respect to Swiss architect Le Corbusier's theory of architectural proportions – the golden ratio.
In 2021 the quartet was invited to the International Bartók Competition in Budapest. Shortly after, it was awarded a 2nd prize at the Orpheus Chamber Music Competition in Fribourg and the 1st prize at the 2022 Kiwanis Competition in Zurich. 2023 the string quartet was awarded the main prize of the Lucerne-based Marianne and Curt Dienemann foundation and in the same year got accepted to the European Chamber Music Academy and the international chamber music platform MERITA.
The Modulor quartet was nominated for the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2023 (Lausanne) and qualified for the 2023 International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove (UK), the 2023 Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition (Copenhagen) as well as the 77th Concours de Genève 2023.

Credit: Mila Kraznyuk

Quatuor Mona

Quatuor Mona

Paris - WITHDRAWAL

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Quatuor Mona

Quatuor Mona

Paris - WITHDRAWAL

Mona Quartet – Paris - WITHDRAWAL
Elina Bushka, violin, Latvian
Charlotte Chahuneau, violin, French
Arianna Smith, viola, American
Caroline Sypniewski, cello, French

The Mona Quartet was born from a diverse group of young women from all over the world. Uniting Latvian, French, American and Korean backgrounds, they have thus created their own musical language. Founded in 2018 at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, they began their musical journey with eminent professors such as Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior Reina Sofia in Madrid, François Salque at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, as well as receiving guidance from Luc-Marie Aguera, Mathieu Herzog and the Modigliani Quartet. It was also the meeting of artistic personalities like Éric Le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Kyril Zlotnikov on the occasion of various collaborations, which influenced their musical career.

It was just the beginning of their career that pianist and composer, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, mesmerized by their musical language, dedicated his piece “Prélude à cordes” to the young quartet and invited them to perform at the Royal Theatre in Brussels, broadcasted live on Musiq3 during the Classissimo Festival.

The quartet has taken over the great classical concert halls of Paris on several occasions, such as the Pierre Boulez hall of the Philharmonie de Paris, the Châtelet Theater, the Cortot Hall and the Petit Palais, as well as prestigious festivals such as the Rencontres Musicales d' Evian, Salon de Provence Festival, Quatuors à Bordeaux, Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Preludes de Pont Aven, Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn, Festival Debussy, Festival de Dinard, and the Edinburgh International Festival. During the 2021-2022 season they will make their debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Luxemburg Philharmonie and will be present at the String Quartet Biennial at the Philharmonie de Paris, Quartettissimo in Budapest, Icking Festival and many others.

The quartet is laureate of the 3rd Tremplin de la Phiharmonie de Paris and was awarded the Prix du Méjan and the Orangerie de Sceaux during its participation in the Ravel Festival.

The quartet is currently artist in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris, Proquartet-European Center for Chamber Music and Britten Pears Young Artists for the 2022/23 season. They were previously residents at the Villa Musica Foundation in Germany and the Dimore Del Quartetto in Italy. Aware of the need to bring music to all audiences, including hospitals, nursing homes and those of disadvantaged backgrounds, their partnership with Proquartet and Live Music Now is also particularly close to their hearts.

Credit: Issey Nadaud

 
Quatuor Varen

Quatuor Varen

Paris

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Quatuor Varen

Quatuor Varen

Paris

Varen Quartet – Paris
Jean-Baptiste Iachemet, violin, French
Elliott Pages, violin, French
David Heusler, viola, French
Adèle Quartier de Andrade, cello, French

Founded in 2017 by four students, the Varen Quartet began their training at the Toulouse Conservatoire in Philippe Lecoq's class. They then benefited from the guidance of the Quatuor Debussy, Xavier Gagnepain, then Luc-Marie Aguera, Yovan Markovitch and Guillaume Sutre.

They have performed at a number of festivals, including Saison Bleue (at Les Abattoirs), Cordes en Ballade, Flaine and Quatuor en Pays de Fayence. The Quatuor Varen is the 2023 winner of the Véronique Daverio Foundation grant.

Credit: Juliette Mey

Quatuor Wassily

Quatuor Wassily

Lyon

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Quatuor Wassily

Quatuor Wassily

Lyon

Wassily Quartet – Lyon
Vincent Forestier, violin, French
Marine Faup-Pelot, violin, French
Clément Hoareau, viola, French
Raphaël Ginzburg, cello, French

The Wassily string quartet was created in Lyon, France. Since the members formed the group, they never stop surprising the audience by the diversity of the pieces they play. With the main great string quartet repertoire, they never hesitate to add pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries. Very implicated in transmission, the group takes part in many pedagogical programs and mediation concerts in social centers with the support of several french and international assiociations : Musethica, La Belle Saison, ProQuartet. The Wassily Quartet was artist in residence for the 2018/2019 Opera Underground season in Lyon, playing in many cross-over projects with current music groups.
The group wins in 2018 the Tremplin Jeune Quatuor from the Philharmonie de Paris, is laureate from the FNAPEC competition, and wins the Musique au Centre Val-de-Loire competition, which produced their first album.

Credit: Nikolaj Lund

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