Modigliani Quartet
Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium
$20
Modigliani Quartet photo by Jérôme Bonnet
Modigliani Quartet photo by Jérôme Bonnet

This international sensation is quickly becoming one of the world’s top string quartets. The group has five award-winning CDs, tours across the globe and is praised for their effortless and supple sound.

The quartet has recorded for the Mirare label since 2008 and has released 5 award-winning CDs, all receiving great critical acclaim in several countries. Their first Haydn CD was a Strad selection, their Mendelssohn CD in 2010 was a Fono Forum selection (disc of the month) and aroused admiration from critics and audiences worldwide. In 2012 their fourth CD was dedicated to youth with quartets by young Mozart, Schubert and Arriaga. Their Debussy-Ravel-Saint Saëns CD in 2013 also got rave reviews including a Strad selection. They released a second Haydn CD in 2014.The next release will be a Bartok-Dohnanyi-Dvorak CD in the spring 2015.

Only one year after they were formed, the quartet attracted international attention in 2004 by winning the Frits Philips String Quartet competition in Eindhoven. The Quartet then took First Prize at the Vittorio Rimbotti competition in Florence in 2005 and won the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York in 2006. Following their studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, the Modigliani Quartet studied with the Ysaÿe Quartet in Paris, attended masterclasses by Walter Levin and Gyorgy Kurtag, and then had the opportunity to work with the Artemis Quartet at the Universitat der Künste in Berlin.

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