Sunday November 10, 2019
Sunset Center, Carmel
Single Tickets: $60, $53, & $45
The Modigliani String Quartet
Amaury Coeytaux and Loïc Rio, violin
“One of the best quartets in the world...Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level.”
The Paris-based Modigliani Quartet, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this season, is a regular guest of the world's top venues and finest string quartet and chamber music series.
In 2019 and 2020, the quartet will be touring in the US, South America, Japan, and extensively throughout most of Europe. Highlights include London's Wigmore Hall, the Paris Auditorium du Musée du Louvre, The Morgan Library & Museum New York, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Brussel Flagey, Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, the Munich Prinzregententheater, Tokyo's Oji Hall and festivals including Salzburg Festspiele, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
In 2014, 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. The Evian Resort and the Modigliani Quartet achieved immediate success and the festival has become 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 8 CDs, all of which have been awarded prizes and received international critical acclaim. See the video above for a brief intro to their recent CD, Portraits.
The next release will be Carnet de voyages. The Modigliani Quartet has built true artistic friendships and regularly performs with other musicians such as Nicholas Angelich, Daniel Müller-Schott, Yefim Bronfman, Sabine Meyer, Beatrice Rana and Renaud Capuçon.
After fifteen years of building up their own sound and profile, Modigliani Quartet is now happy to pass their experience to the next generation. In 2016 they created the Atelier within the Festival in Evian and host a series of masterclasses at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris which began in November 2017.
Thanks to the generosity and support of private sponsors, the Modigliani quartet 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, and François Kieffer plays a 1706 cello by Matteo Goffriller.