Quatuor Modigliani

String Quartet

Amaury Coeytaux
Violin
Loïc Rio
Violin
Laurent Marfaing
Viola
François Kieffer
Cello
The four French players met 15 years ago at the Conservatoire de Paris and soon caught the quartet bug. In the meantime, new principal violin Amaury Coeytaux has been infected too. The group takes its energy from on-the-road lifestyle, where music is its outlet. Interacting with one another, they are brash and impulsive, an approach that leads them to discover the essential contrasts and polarities, contours, and endless lines in their repertoire.
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The Paris based Quatuor Modigliani, which was founded in 2003, is a regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet & 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 season 2019/20, the quartet will be touring in North America and Asia; in Europe they will be performing e.g. at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Liederhalle Stuttgart, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie Paris, Konzerthaus Berlin, Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Prinzregententheater Munich, Konzerthus Stockholm, Konzerthaus Vienna or at the LAC Lugano. Further afield, they will make appearances at festivals such as Salzburg Festspiele, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Menuhin Festival Gstaad or Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele.

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. Nicholas Angelich, Daniel Müller-Schott, Yefim Bronfman, Beatrice Rana or Renaud Capuçon. In 2019/20, such concert highlights will be performances with Christian Zacharias in Evian or a tour throughout Europe with the Schubert Octet, together with Sabine Meyer i.a.

In 2014, the Quatuor Modigliani became Artistic Directors of the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, a festival created in 1976 by Antoine Riboud and made famous through its former legendary artistic director Mstislav Rostropovich, after a pause of thirteen years. The joint efforts of the Evian Resort and Quatuor Modigliani achieved immediate success and the festival has now become again one of Europe’s major and most publicized summer musical events.

The quartet has been recording for the Mirare label since 2008 and has released 9 CDs, all awarded prizes and receiving international critical acclaim. Their last album, “Portraits”, which was published in January 2019, was featured in the bestseller list 2-2019 (category chamber music) at the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”. “Each single one of the works is shining in a new light and at the same time, in each one, this brilliant ensemble is celebrating itself in a breathtaking stylistic confidence”, says Eleonore Büning in the jury justification.
„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
After fifteen years of building up their own sound and profile, the Quatuor Modigliani is now happy to pass their experience to the next generation. In 2016 they created the Atelier within the Festival in Evian and will be organizing the Bordeaux International Competition including a festival and various masterclasses from this season onwards.

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.

2019 / 2020
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Contacts: Lenemarie Leukefeld, Ellen Bäuerle

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Programme

2021 / 2022
Programme I

Turnage: Split Apart for string quartet

or Schubert: String Quartet No. 11 in E major, D 353

Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, Sz 91

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Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor “From my life”

Programme II

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K 546

Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat major, K 458 “Hunt”

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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major Op. 130 with Große Fuge Op. 133

Programme III: Milestones

Schubert: String Quartet No. 4 in C major, D 46

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Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, Op. 161 D 887

Programme IV
mit Beatrice Rana (Piano)

Fauré: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 121

Saint-Saëns: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, Op. 112

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Franck: Piano quintet in F minor


On the occasion of Franz Schubert’s 225th anniversary, the Quatuor Modigliani presents:
- their own Schubertiade with a singer and a pianist
- the complete cycle of 15 string quartets in 5 concerts

 

SCHUBERTIADE WITH GUESTS

 

I. Rosamunde

Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op. 2 (D 118)

Die Götter Griechenlands, D 677

Impromptu for Piano No. 3, D 935

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String Quartet No. 13 in A minor “Rosamunde”

 

II. Death and The Maiden

Die Götter Griechenlands, D 677

Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531

Der Erlkönig, Op. 1 (D 328)

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String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 “Death and the Maiden”

 

III. Milestones

String Quartet No. 4 in C major, D 46

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String Quartet No. 15 in G major, Op. 161 D 887

 

IV. The Trout

String Quartet No. 9 in G minor, D 173

Die Forelle, Op. 32 D 550

Mignon-Lieder (arranged for soprano and string quartet by Aribert Reimann)

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Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, Op. 114 D 667 “The Trout”


SCHUBERT CYCLE

 

Concert I

Schubert: String Quartet No. 4 in C major, D 46 (1813)

Schubert: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, D 18 (1810)

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Schubert: String Quartet No. 9 in G minor, D 173 (1815)

 

Concert II

Schubert: String Quartet No. 2 in C major, D 32 (1812)
Schubert: String Quartet No. 8 in B-flat major, D 112 (1814)
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Schubert: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 125 /1 D 87 (1813)

 

Concert III

Schubert: String Quartet No. 7 in D major, D 94 (1814)
Schubert: String Quartet No. 5 in B-flat major, D 68 (1813)
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Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 (1924) “Der Tod und das Mädchen”

 

Concert IV

Schubert: String Quartet No. 5 in B-flat major, D 36
Schubert: String Quartet No. 6 in D major, D 74 (1813)
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Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29 D 804 (1824) “Rosamunde”

 

Concert V

Schubert: String Quartet No. 12 in C minor, D 703 (1820) “Quartettsatz”

Schubert: String Quartet No. 11 in E major, Op. 125 /2 D 353 (1816)
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Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, Op. 161 D 887 (1826)

 

2020 / 2021
Programme I

Mozart: String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major, K 458 ”Hunt”
Bartók: String Quartet  No. 5, Sz 102
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Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, Op. 161 D 887 (1826)

Programme II

Marc Anthony Turnage: New String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
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Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29 D 804 (1824) ”Rosamunde”
or Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 (1924) ”Death and the Maiden”

Programme III: Souvenir de Florence
with Veronika Hagen (Viola) & Clemens Hagen (Cello)
December 13th - 14th 2020
May 3rd -4th 2021

Mozart: String Quartet in E-flat major, K 160
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30
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Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 ”Souvenir de Florence”

Schubert Project
with Beatrice Rana (Piano)

Programme I
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29 D 804 (1824) ”Rosamunde”
String Quintet in C major, Op. 163 D 956 (1828)
Programme II
Piano Quintet, Op. 114 posth. D 667 ”The Trout”
String Quartet No. 15 in G major, Op. 161 D 887 (1826)
or String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 (1924) ”Death and the Maiden”

Programme IV
with Yeol Eum Son (Piano)
November 30 - December 04, 2020

Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, op. 30

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Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, op. 81

2019 / 2020

Discography

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

nascor, 2006

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
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 721
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713
Ellen Bäuerle
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 712
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713