Élysée Quartet

Sophisticated & enchanting!

On Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m., get enthralled with the music of the Élysée Quartet at the theatre of La Cité des Rocheuses (4800 Richard Rd SW).

Bringing together a fusion of the French and Russian schools of music, France’s multiple award-winning Quatuor Élysée has recorded more than a dozen albums, and has performed on top stages worldwide as well as at many of the most prestigious chamber music festivals.

For this concert, this spectacular ensemble performs:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s intense and stormy String Quartet No.4, Op.18 No.4.
  • Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s unfinished String Quartet No.2.
  • Giacomo Puccini’s thrillingly melancholic Chrysanthemums Elegy for String Quartet.
  • Claude Debussy's String Quartet Op.10, which is the French composers only string quartet.

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About the quartet ?

Violins: Vadim Tchijik and Pablo Schatzman
Viola: Andrei Malakhov
Cello: Igor Kiritchenko

The Élysée Quartet was founded in 1995 by former members of two quartets that won the Grand Prix at the Evian International Competition: the Anton and Ysaye Quartets. The unique aspect of the Élysée Quartet lies in the confrontation and assimilation of two different schools: the French school and the Russian school.

These two schools enrich each other and allow a fusion of different ideas, the development of new dimensions in the interpretation of music, and a power of expression of great originality.

"One of the most interesting ensembles today..." 
Le Monde de la Musique

"A superbly structured and controlled quartet. A version, all pure grace and eloquence..."
International Record Review (England)

"These musicians, wonderfully complimentary, are on a par with the greatest quartets. The warm atmosphere is a bonus."
The Strad (England)

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