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Quatuor Agate

Sunday 29 January 2023, 3:00pm-5:00pm
£15 / Free
Doors open
from 2:30pm
The concert has been supported by Friends of University Art and Music (FUAM) in memory of Justin Grossman.
Quatuor Agate: Adrien Jurkovic (violin) Thomas Descamps (violin) Raphaël Pagnon (viola) Simon Iachemet (cello)
Luigi Boccherini - String Quartet in G minor, op 32, no 5
Béla Bartók - String Quartet no 6
Johannes Brahms - String Quartet in C minor, op 51, no 1
Formed in 2016, the Paris-based Quatuor Agate studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Eberhard Feltz, in Paris under the guidance of Mathieu Herzog, and with the Quatuor Ebène at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. In 2021, they were prize-winners at the YCAT International Auditions.
Highlights this season include debut recitals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Lammermuir Festival in Scotland.
They return to Wigmore Hall and collaborate with the Modigliani Quartet at the TauberPhilharmonie and the Diotima Quartet at the Lange Nacht der Streichquartette in Munich. In 2023 they record the complete Brahms Quartets for the Naïve label.
Over the last year the Quatuor Agate has made their debut at Wigmore Hall and given recitals across Europe at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, Brucknerhaus Linz, TauberPhilharmonie Weikersheim, the Verbier, Salon-de-Provence, Radio France and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals. They recorded with Frank Braley and Gabriel Le Magadure for the Naïve label due for release in Spring 2023.
The Quartet is artist in residence at the Fondation Singer Polignac, resident at Pro-Quartet in Paris, and Associate Artist at the Festival la Breche in Savoie. In 2016 they founded the CorsiClassic Festival.
The Quatuor Agate is grateful for support from the Günther-Caspar Stiftung.


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