Past event

01 June 2021



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Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin
Sylvain Favre-Bulle,  violin
Emmanuel François,  viola
Antony Kondo, cello

Felix Mendelssohn
String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

Béla Bartók
String Quartet No. 4 in C major, Sz. 91

Quartetto Van Kuijk

"Style, energy and a sense of risk: these four young Frenchmen made the music smile." (The Guardian, 2016)

BBC New Generation Artist from 2015 to 2017, first prize and special mentions for the performance of Beethoven and Haydn quartets at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in 2015, Echo Rising Star of the 2017/18 season at the Philharmonie de Paris: since its launching in 2012, a series of international awards have brought to light the Van Kuijk Quartet in very short time. Added to these awards, the young musicians also had the opportunity to confront themselves with the great performers of the previous generation - the Alban Berg, Hagen and Artemis Quartets - thanks to their residence at the Proquartet Association in Paris.
From the very beginning, the members of the Van Kuijk Quartet have tried their hand at the great classics of the quartet repertoire. "Our first recording was dedicated to Mozart, the second to French impressionist music. If you don't believe in having a very personal and intimate way of playing the most famous pieces of the repertoire, you will have difficulty finding your identity as a performer" says Nicolas van Kuijk.

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