Quatuor Voce

Quatuor Voce

The award-winning French string quartet bring their effortlessly sophisticated artistry to bear on an eclectic programme. From the romantic despair of Bartók to the triumph of the romantic hero Beethoven, discover these masterpieces of the human spirit!

Tour Dates

Thurs 16 Nov, 8pm Warrenpoint Town Hall, Warrenpoint Book Tickets
Fri 17 Nov, 8pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny Book Tickets
Sun 19 Nov, 4pm St. Mary's Cathedral (The Chapter House), Kilkenny Book Tickets
Tues 21 Nov, 8pm St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Book Tickets
Wed 22 Nov, 8pm Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge Book Tickets
Thurs 23 Nov, 7.30pm St. Patrick's Gateway Centre, Waterford Book Tickets
Fri 24 Nov, 3pm Siamsa Tíre, Tralee* Book Tickets
Sat 25 Nov, 8pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire Book Tickets
Sun 26 Nov, 3pm Abbeystrewry Church, Skibbereen Book Tickets

Beyond the lyricism, the technical brilliance, and the obvious joy in playing together, what strikes audiences most about Quatuor Voce is their spirit of adventure. Here is an ensemble that knows the music from the inside, knows where it can be allowed to breathe a bit more and has the finesse and elegance to carry it off. No wonder then that the ensemble has shared a stage with such diverse personalities as choreographer Thomas Lebrun and Canadian neo-folk singer Kyrie Kristmanson, as well as regularly performing live music for silent movies.

Formed in 2004, the quartet quickly established itself as an ensemble of note, winning international competitions in Geneva, Vienna, Bordeaux, Graz, and London and performing in such prestigious venues as the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus, Vienna and Barbican in London as part of a ‘Rising Stars’ tour in 2013.  In addition to championing the great repertoire for string quartet, Quatuor Voce regularly performs new commissions from composers such as Bruno Mantovani, Gianvicenzo Cresta and Graziane Finzi.

 

Sarah Dayan, violin
Cécile 
Roubin, violin
Guillaume Becker, viola
Lydia Shelley, cello

 

*Rhona Clarke will give a Composer’s Voice talk during the concert at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee on Friday 24th November.

Composer’s Voice is an audience development initiative of the Contemporary Music Centre and is made possible through the continued funding of the Contemporary Music Centre by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. www.cmc.ie

Note: “Edge, String Quartet No. 3” will be replaced by the world premiere performance of ‘Suite Capoeira’ (i. Nanà, ii Baden, iii Candomblé, iv Cuiqueros) by Gabriel Sivak in Warrenpoint Town Hall on Thursday 16th November.

Thurs 16 Nov Warrenpoint Town Hall, Warrenpoint 8pm , £15 / £5 (children) 0044 28 30828632 Newry Chamber Music
Fri 17 Nov Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm , €12 / €10 074 9120777 (An Grianán)
Sun 19 Nov St. Mary's Cathedral (The Chapter House), Kilkenny 4pm , €15 / €10 086 1777017 Music in Kilkenny
Tues 21 Nov St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 (students) 01 4750224 Music Network
Wed 22 Nov Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 8pm , €15 / €12 045 448327
Thurs 23 Nov St. Patrick's Gateway Centre, Waterford 7.30pm , €15 / €5 (students) Waterford Music
Fri 24 Nov Siamsa Tíre, Tralee* 3pm , €16 / €14 066 7123055
Sat 25 Nov Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm , €20 / €16 / €12 (students) 01 2312929
Sun 26 Nov Abbeystrewry Church, Skibbereen 3pm , €15 028 33752 or 086 2264797 St. Barrahane's Church Festival of Music

Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Sz. 40

Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 12 in C minor “Quartettsatz”, D. 703

Rhona Clarke Edge, String Quartet No. 3, Music Network Commission*

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, No. 3

 

Sarah Dayan, violin
Cécile 
Roubin, violin
Guillaume Becker, viola
Lydia Shelley, cello

 

*Rhona Clarke will give a Composer’s Voice talk during the concert at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee on Friday 24th November.

Composer’s Voice is an audience development initiative of the Contemporary Music Centre and is made possible through the continued funding of the Contemporary Music Centre by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. www.cmc.ie

Note: “Edge, String Quartet No. 3” will be replaced by the world premiere performance of ‘Suite Capoeira’ (i. Nanà, ii Baden, iii Candomblé, iv Cuiqueros) by Gabriel Sivak in Warrenpoint Town Hall on Thursday 16th November.

Listen on Spotify

Quatuor Voce: Brahms quatuor n°3 op. 67, Agitato (Allegretto non troppo)


LETTRES INTIMES by Quatuor Voce // Bartók, Schulhoff, Janáček


"Energising and stylish"

- The Guardian

"One has to respect playing as good as this"

- Music Web International

"Quatuor Voce has every quality that goes to make a good quartet: refinement, beautiful tone, excellent ensemble, precise chording, fine rhythm and loads of character"

- The Strad