51st Chamber Music
Amaury Coeytaux Loic Rio Laurent Marfaing François Kieffer
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
7:30 PM Harris Concert Hall
Chamber Music With A French Flair
The Paris Based Quatuor Modigliani is One of Today’s Most Sought-After Quartets
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2023
“ The Modigliani Quartet clearly belongs to
the world’s greatest "
— Le Monde
Elegance Sophisticated Beauty Inscrutable Balance Invigorating Suppleness
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet No. 3 in G major, K. 156 (K. 134b) (1772)
Hugo Wolf Italian Serenade for String Quartet in G major, WW XV / 3
Giacomo Puccini I Crisantemi [Chrysanthemums] for String Quartet
Giuseppe Verdi String Quartet in E minor
“...one of the best quartets before the public today.” —Washington Post
DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR
“Modigliani musicians show they’re a fab foursome” —Seattle Times
Founded in 2003, the Modigliani Quartet is recognized as one of today’s most sought-after quartets, featuring regularly in prominent international series and on the world’s most prestigious stages.
In addition to annual tours in the United States and in Asia, the quartet’s numerous European tours have brought them to Wigmore Hall, the Paris Philharmonie, the Théâtre des Champs- Elysées, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
After reviving the Rencontres Musicales Evian in 2014, of which they assured the artistic direction for 8 years, the quartet was entrusted with the artistic direction of the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in 2020. As part of their festival “Vibre !”, the quartet counts some of the greatest quartets and chamber music ensembles amongst their guests’ artists. Through masterclasses and workshops, the festival provides an ideal environment to work with and mentor the young generation, a mission at the heart of the quartet’s activities. The quartet is also the founder of the Saint-Paul-de-Vence Festival and the Arcachon Chamber Music Festival, both created in 2011.
“One of today’s best quartets in the world…Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level.” — Süddeutsche Zeitung
“ The Modigliani is not the kind of quartet, common today, that lures the listener into a bath of warm, sumptuous string tone, or that dazzles with pyrotechnics. Instead, it plays with a Gallic cool, supported by a solid, thoroughly unified technique.”