·· Jordan Victoria, Violin
·· Alexandre Vu, Violin
·· Tanguy Parisot, Viola
·· Samy Rachid, Cello
HAYDN String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4, "Sunrise"
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 5
BRAHMS String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
WEBERN Langsamer Satz
Jordan Victoria, Violin | Alexandre Vu, Violin
Tanguy Parisot, Viola | Samy Rachid, Cello
With all four members in their early 20s, the Paris-based Arod Quartet has already dazzled chamber-music lovers in concerts at the Louvre Auditorium in France and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. The ensemble records exclusively for Erato / Warner Classics, which released its debut album featuring music by Mendelssohn in the fall of 2017.
The Arod Quartet quickly came to international attention when it won the 2016 ARD International Music Competition in Munich and the 2015 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen. In the 2018–2019 season, the ensemble makes its US debut, following its North American debut at Quebec’s Festival de Lanaudière last summer. The 2017–2018 season included performances at the Philharmonie de Paris, London’s Wigmore Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum University, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Zurich’s Tonhalle. In addition, the ensemble performed for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, as well as in venues in Italy, Japan, Denmark, and Serbia. That season, the quartet was also named a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.
The Arod Quartet has been invited to perform at a number of major international festivals, including the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Septembre Musical, Salon Festival International de Musique de Chambre de Provence, La Folle Journée, Pablo Casals Festival, and Prague Spring International Music Festival. The ensemble was a 2016 HSBC Laureate of the Académie du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Members of the Arod Quartet have studied with Mathieu Herzog and Jean Sulem. The group is currently in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium with the Artemis Quartet. Other collaborators include Quatuor Ébène and Quatuor Diotima.
The quartet takes its name from Legolas’s horse in J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic trilogy The Lord of the Rings. In Tolkien’s mythic language Rohirric, arod means “swift.”
Jordan Victoria and Alexandre Vu perform on composite Stradivarius and Guadagnini violins on generous loan from the Beare’s International Violin Society.