Amaury Coeytaux Loic Rio Laurent Marfaing François Kieffer
today’s best quartets in the world...Balance, transparency, symphonic
comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and
inspiring level ” Harald Eggbrecht in Süddeutsche Zeitung
based Modigliani Quartet, formed by four close friends in 2003, is a regular
guest of the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet series. In the current
and upcoming seasons, the quartet will be touring in the USA, Japan, Korea,
China and extensively most of the European countries. They will return among
others to the Wigmore Hall for a series of concerts, the Carnegie Hall, the Paris’
Philharmonie, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Philadelphia’s Kimmel
Center, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Tokyo’s Oji Hall, as well having been the
first String Quartet to perform in the big Hall of the newly opened Hamburg’s
Elbphilharmonie at the beginning of 2017.
2014, the Modigliani Quartet 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 the
Modigliani Quartet has brought a very fast success and the festival has now become
again one of Europe’s major and most publicized Summer musical events.
quartet has been recording for the Mirare label since 2008 and has released 7
CDs, all being internationally acclaimed by the critic and awarded prizes. The next release will be complete recording of the
Schumann String Quartets in the Fall of 2017.
Modigliani Quartet, ever since very dedicated to bigger chamber music, has built
true friendships and regular touring with other musicians as Sabine Meyer,
Renaud Capuçon, Beatrice Rana, Nicholas Angelich,
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker or Daniel Müller-Schott.
fifteen years of building up their own sound and profile, the Modigliani
Quartet is now happy to take over the responsability of passing their
experience to the next generation. They created in 2016 the Atelier within the
Festival in Evian and will be holding a series of Masterclasses at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris from
November 2017 on.
to the generosity and support of private sponsors, the Modigliani quartet plays
on four outstanding Italian instruments:
Amaury Coeytaux plays a 1773 violin by
Rio plays a 1734 violin by Alessandro Gagliano,
Marfaing plays a 1660 viola by Luigi Mariani,
Kieffer plays a 1706 cello by Matteo Goffriller.
Modigliani Quartet also thanks the SPEDIDAM for its help.