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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Biography

The Paris based Quatuor Modigliani, founded in 2003, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023.
It is a regular guest at the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet and Chamber Music series. In 2017 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 2020, the quartet became artistic director of the string quartet festival “Vibre! Quatuors à Bordeaux” as well as the renowned “The Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition”; also, the quartet is the founder and artistic director of the Saint-Paul-de-Vence Festival. From autumn 2023 onwards they are teaching the first String Quartet class at the École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot.

The 2023/2024 season will revolve around one big theme: Italy. Composer Elise Bertrand, born in 2000, has been commissioned by the quartet to write a work on an Italian theme, which will be premiered in October 2023 at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Other performances of the piece will follow, including at Rockefeller University in New York, the Kölner Philharmonie, Heidelberger Frühling, Konzerthus Stockholm and, of course, in Italy. In addition, the Quartet will perform Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence": three concerts in Paris, Hohenems and Ludwigshafen are planned, two of them with Veronika and Clemens Hagen, one with Marie Chilemme and Antoine Lederlin.

Other highlights of the new season include a tour of Japan in September 2023, where Quatuor Modigliani will perform the Chausson Concerto with violinist Sayaka Shoji and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, as well as a major project at the String Quartet Biennale in Paris in January 2024: various young string quartets, such as the Leonkoro Quartet, Barbican Quartet or Quatuor Arod, have accepted Quatuor Modigliani's invitation to perform Grieg's String Quartet in an arrangement for chamber orchestra. Furthermore, the Quartet will perform e.g. in Zurich, Los Angeles, Brussels, Cologne, Istanbul and Monaco.
„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
The quartet has been recording for the Mirare label since 2008 and has released 12 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”. In January 2022, the Quatuor Modigliani has released its newest album: a recording of all 15 string quartets by Franz Schubert, which was received enthusiastically by the international press. In April 2022, FonoForum wrote: “In the steep crescendos, in the jagged major-minor conflicts or the wildly driving-out gestures glows an extraordinary intensity, the music sometimes reaches a point where something seems to tear apart.”

Thanks to the generosity and support of private sponsors, the Quatuor Modigliani plays on four outstanding Italian instruments:

Amaury Coeytaux plays a 1715 violin by Stradivari,
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.

2023 / 2024
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Contacts: Lenemarie Leukefeld, Ellen Bäuerle

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Programme

2024 / 2025

You’ll find the current programmes in the IMPRESARIUM of the 24/25 season

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”
OR
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 “Rasumowsky“

Schedule

25/02/2024
14:00 h
National Concert Hall
Dublin, D02 N527, Ireland
25/02/2024
19:30 h
National Concert Hall
Dublin, D02 N527, Ireland
11/03/2024
20:00 h
Salle Poirel
Nancy, France
16/03/2024
19:00 h
Palais du Pharo
Marseille, France
17/03/2024
17:00 h
Logensaal
Biel, Switzerland
21/03/2024
20:00 h
Opera de Monte Carlo
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
23/03/2024
20:30 h
Palazzo de’ Rossi
Pistoia, Italy
26/03/2024
20:15 h
09/04/2024
20:00 h
13/04/2024
17:00 h
Alten Aula der Universität
Heidelberg, Germany
18/04/2024
19:30 h
Aurelium Lappersdorf
Lappersdorf, Germany
20/04/2024
19:30 h
John Innes Center
Norwich, United Kingdom
21/04/2024
11:30 h
Wigmore Hall
London, United Kingdom
26/04/2024
19:30 h
West Road Concert Hall
Cambridge, United Kingdom
28/04/2024
16:00 h
Markus-Sittikus-Saal
Hohenems, Austria
Sharon Kam, Quatuor Modigliani
06/05/2024
20:30 h

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

Schubert: The String Quartets
Mendelssohn: Quartet op. 13 n°2 - Presto
Modigliani Festival at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Schubert: Quartet No. 7 D major - Presto

Contact

Lenemarie Leukefeld
Senior Artist Manager
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 721
Ellen Bäuerle
Senior Artist Coordinator
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 712