Part of: Quartets Plus
·· Amaury Coeytaux, Violin
·· Loïc Rio, Violin
·· Laurent Marfaing, Viola
·· François Kieffer, Cello
BRAHMS String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor
SAINT-SAËNS String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor
DVOŘÁK Lento from String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, "American"
Formed in 2003, the Modigliani Quartet appears at the world’s top venues and festivals, including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein, and the Marlboro, Edinburgh, Lucerne, and Schleswig-Holstein festivals.
In the 2017–2018 season, the quartet will tour in the United States, Japan, Korea, and throughout Europe, returning to London’s Wigmore Hall, Paris’s Philharmonie, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, and Warsaw’s Philharmonic Hall. It will also play in the inaugural season of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie in 2017.
The Modigliani Quartet has recorded for the Mirare label since 2008, and has released seven award-winning albums to great critical acclaim in several countries. Its most recent release is a complete recording of Schumann’s three string quartets.
After attending the Conservatoire de Paris, the members of the Modigliani studied with the Ysaÿe Quartet in Paris, attended master classes with Walter Levin and György Kurtág, and worked with the Artemis Quartet at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. The quartet regularly performs chamber music with world-class musicians, including Sabine Meyer, Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Lynn Harrell, Julian Rachlin, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, and Daniel Müller-Schott.
Thanks to the generosity and support of private sponsors, the Modigliani Quartet plays on four outstanding Italian instruments: Amaury Coeytaux and Loïc Rio play, respectively, 1773 and 1780 violins by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini; Laurent Marfaing plays a 1660 viola by Luigi Mariani; and François Kieffer plays a 1706 cello by Matteo Goffriller. The members of the Modigliani Quartet are also thankful for the help of SPEDIDAM; they are indebted to this organization, without which they would not be able to tour.