Quatuor Modigliani

String Quartet

Amaury Coeytaux
Violin
Loïc Rio
Violin
Laurent Marfaing
Viola
François Kieffer
Cello
"When playing in a quartet, one of the most important things is to respect all the individual personalities of each member; they are part of the identity of the group."
Loïc Rio / Quatuor Modigliani, Februar 2019
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Quatuor Modigliani takes on artistic direction of the “Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition”

The “Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition” will take place from 9th to 15th May 2022 in the Auditorium of the  Opéra National de Bordeaux. Applications open until 14th of January 2022:

https://quatuorsabordeaux.com/en/2022-competition/

 

Biography

The Paris based Quatuor Modigliani, which was founded in 2003, is a regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet and Chamber Music series. It was a special honor for the quartet to be the first string quartet ever performing in the big hall of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in 2017. In 2020, the quartet became artistic director of the string quartet festival “Quatuors à Bordeaux” as well as the renowned “The Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition”.
In the new season, the Quatuor Modigliani is focusing on the composer Franz Schubert and his 225th anniversary in 2022 and is dedicating itself intensively to all of his string quartets: In spring and summer 2022, the quartet will play a Schubert cycle featuring all fifteen string quartets in Schwarzenberg and Hohenems. In October and November 2021, they will be touring in Düsseldorf and through Italy with the Schubert Octet with Sabine Meyer et al. Other highlights of the upcoming season 2021/2022 are concerts at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, at the Philharmonic Halls in Köln, Berlin and Paris, as well as in Istanbul and Basel.

In December 2020 the Quatuor Modigliani celebrated the world premiere of the String Quartet ‘Split Apart’, which was composed specifically for them by the British composer Mark Anthony Turnage. The piece has its origins in the UK’s referendum to leave or remain in the European Union: the composer’s despair and anger at the Brexit vote are channelled into the work. The string quartet was already presented at Musikverein Wien and at Flagey in Brussels; in the upcoming season, performances a.o. at Concertgebouw Amsterdam (October 2021) or at Staatstheater Darmstadt (April 2022) will follow.

Since its formation, the Quatuor Modigliani has been enjoying to perform bigger chamber music works, which is how the quartet has built true artistic friendships with other musicians such as e.g. Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Tanja Tetzlaff, Beatrice Rana or Renaud Capuçon. In 2021/2022, such concert highlights will be performances with Sharon Kam, Yeol Eum Son, Victor Julien-Laferrière or Julian Steckel.

The quartet has been recording for the Mirare label since 2008 and has released 10 award winning CDs since. Their 9th album, “Portraits”, was featured in the bestseller list 2-2019 (category chamber music) at the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”. Their album ‘Schubert Octet’, which was recorded together with Sabine Meyer, Bruno Schneider, Dag Jensen and Knut Erik Sundquist and published in April 2020, received international critical acclaim. In 2021, the Quatuor Modigliani is recording all of Schubert’s string quartets; release date will be in January 2022.
„One of today’s best quartets in the world... Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level.”Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Thanks to the generosity and support of private sponsors, the Quatuor Modigliani plays on four outstanding Italian instruments:

Amaury Coeytaux plays a 1773 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini,
Loïc Rio plays a 1780 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini,
Laurent Marfaing plays a 1660 viola by Luigi Mariani,
François Kieffer plays a 1706 cello by Matteo Goffriller.

The Quatuor Modigliani also thanks SPEDIDAM for its help.

2021 / 2022
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Contacts: Lenemarie Leukefeld, Ellen Bäuerle

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Programme

2023 / 2024
Italy

Mozart: String Quartet in G major, K 156 (134b) No. 2 of the “Italian Quartets”
Élise Bertrand (*2000): Commissioned work on an Italian theme
Wolf: Italian Serenade in G major
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Puccini: Crisantemi, SC 65
Verdi: String Quartet in E minor

Folk Spirit
Stravinsky: Three pieces for String Quartet
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 “Rasumowsky“
Anniversary Programme
20 years of Quatuor Modigliani with a selection of the quartet's favourite pieces
Haydn: String Quartet in G major, op. 54 No. 1 Hob III: 58
Wolf: Italian Serenade in G major
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger: Commissioned piece for Quatuor Modigliani
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Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in d minor, D 810 ‚ “Death and the Maiden”
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 “Rasumowsky“
2022 / 2023

Schedule

29.05.2022
11:00 Uhr
BE / Namur - Grand Manège - Namur Concert Hall -
Quatuor Modigliani, Éric le Sage
31.05.2022
19:30 Uhr
DE / Fürth - Stadttheater Fürth -
Quatuor Modigliani, Julian Steckel
02.06.2022
20:00 Uhr
DE / Frankfurt am Main - Alte Oper Frankfurt - Mozartsaal
Quatuor Modigliani
03.06.2022
20:00 Uhr
CH / Genf - Salle de l'Alhambra -
Quatuor Modigliani, Victor Julien-Laferrière
08.06.2022
21:00 Uhr
FR / Biot - Église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Biot -
Quatuor Modigliani, Sélim Mazari
10.06.2022
20:00 Uhr
BE / Aubel - Abbaye du Val-Dieu -
Quatuor Modigliani
12.06.2022
14:00 Uhr
DK / Humlebæk - Bådehus -
Quatuor Modigliani, Nicolas Baldeyrou
18.06.2022
16:00 Uhr
AT / Schwarzenberg - Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal -
Quatuor Modigliani
19.06.2022
11:00 Uhr
AT / Schwarzenberg - Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal -
Quatuor Modigliani
28.06.2022
20:00 Uhr
FR / Paris - Théâtre des Champs-Élysées -
Quatuor Modigliani, Agnès Letestu & Florent Melac , Marianne Crebassa
02.07.2022
KR / Pyeongchang - -
Quatuor Modigliani, Yeol Eum Son, Svletin Roussev
03.07.2022
KR / Pyeongchang - -
Quatuor Modigliani
06.07.2022
19:30 Uhr
KR / Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do - Alpensia Concert Hall in PyeongChang County -
Quatuor Modigliani, Esme Quartet, Alexander Melnikov, Yeol Eum Son
21.07.2022
IT / Lecce - -
Quatuor Modigliani, Beatrice Rana
29.07.2022
20:00 Uhr
CH / Lucens - Château de Lucens / Salle de Justice -
Quatuor Modigliani
30.07.2022
20:30 Uhr
FR / L'église Saint-Pierre de Faverges - 245 rue Tissot Dupont - 74210 Faverges
Quatuor Modigliani, Antoine Lederlin
02.08.2022
21:00 Uhr
FR / Mougins - in the Gardens of the Notre-Dame-de-Vie Chapel -
Quatuor Modigliani
03.08.2022
FR / Festival du Comminges - -
Quatuor Modigliani
05.08.2022
20:00 Uhr
FR / Blanchardeau - -
Quatuor Modigliani
21.08.2022
11:00 Uhr
AT / Schwarzenberg - Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal -
Quatuor Modigliani
23.08.2022
16:00 Uhr
AT / Schwarzenberg - Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal -
Quatuor Modigliani
24.08.2022
FR / Perros Guirrec - -
Quatuor Modigliani
08.09.2022
21:00 Uhr
FR / Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle - Église Saint-Pierre -
Quatuor Modigliani, Nicolas Baldeyrou
11.09.2022
17:30 Uhr
FR / Sceaux - -
Quatuor Modigliani, Raphaël Sévère
24.09.2022
PL / Warschau: Folle Journée - -
Quatuor Modigliani
30.09.2022
19:30 Uhr
CH / Ascona - Chiesa del Collegio Papio -
Quatuor Modigliani
01.10.2022
20:00 Uhr
DE / Freiburg / Breisgau - Musikhochschule Freiburg - Wolfgang-Hoffmann-Saal
Quatuor Modigliani, Jean-Guihen Queyras

Discography

Schubert
Franz Schubert
String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet No. 4 in C major
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor

String Quartet No. 2 in C major
String Quartet No. 6 in D major
String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major

String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major
String Quartet No. 8 in B flat major
String Quartet No. 11 in E major

String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major
String Quartet No. 9 in G minor
String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden'

String Quartet No. 12 in C minor, 'Quartettsatz'
String Quartet No. 7 in D major
String Quartet No. 15 in G major

Haydn - Bartók - Mozart
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 2, "Fifths"

Belá Bartók
String Quartet No. 3, Sz 85

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 19, KV 465, "Dissonance"

Schubert Octet
Franz Schubert
Octet in F major, D 803

Sabine Meyer - Clarinet
Bruno Schneider - Horn
Dag Jensen - Bassoon
Knut Erik Sundquist - Double bass

Portraits
Felix Mendelssohn
4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81: III. Capriccio. Andante con moto

Sergei Rachmaninoff
String Quartet No. 1: III. Scherzo

Giacomo Puccini
Crisantemi, SC. 65

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26: II. Intermezzo

Fritz Kreisler
String Quartet in A Minor: II. Scherzo. Allegro vivo, con spirito

Samuel Barber
String Quartet, Op. 11: II. Adagio

Franz Schubert
5 Minuets, D. 89: No. 3

Alexander Borodin
String Quartet on the Theme 'B-la-F': III. Serenata alla spagnola. Allegretto

Dmitri Shostakovich
Two pieces for String Quartet, Op. 36a: II. Polka

Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz für Streichquartett

Roman Hoffstetter
String Quartet in F Major, Hob.III:17: II. Andante Cantabile

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in F Major, K. 138/125c: III. Presto

Plink, Plank, Plunk!
Leroy Anderson

Schumann
Robert Schumann
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 41
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41

Dvořák - Bartók - Dohnányi
Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, "American"

Béla Bartók
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17, SZ 67

Ernst von Dohnányi
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 33

Haydn
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 1
String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 1
String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 1

Musique Française
Claude Debussy
String Quartet, Op. 10

Camille Saint-Saens
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 112

Maurice Ravel
String Quartet

Intuition
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga
String Quartet No. 3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 6, K 159

Franz Schubert
String Quartet No. 4, D46

Brahms
Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet, Op. 34
Two Songs, Op. 91

Jean-Frédérice Neuburger - Piano
Andrea Hill - Soprano

Mendelssohn
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet, Op. 13
String Quartet, Op. 80
Capriccio, Op. 81

Haydn
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 4, "Sunrise"
String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3, "Rider"
String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 1

Schumann - Wolf - Mendelssohn
Robert Schumann
String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1

Hugo Wolf
Italian Serenade for String Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet, Op. 44 No. 1

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Videos

Mendelssohn: Quartet op. 13 n°2 - Presto
Schubert: Quartett n°12 "Quartett-Satz"
Following the Modigliani Quartet during their last US tour 2018

Contact

Lenemarie Leukefeld
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Ellen Bäuerle
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