Zaïde QuartetBe blown away by the technical brilliance and ineffable élan of the Zaïde Quartet, a daring young French string quartet currently making waves on the European chamber music scene.
|8 Oct, 8pm, €20 / €15||Newman University Church, Dublin 2|
|9 Oct, 8pm, €18 / €15||St. Michael’s Church, Castletown-Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath|
|11 Oct, 8pm, €16 / €14||Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire|
|12 Oct, 8pm, €15 / €12||Station House Theatre, Clifden|
|13 Oct, 8pm, €15 / €10||All Saints' Church, Castleconnell, Limerick|
|14 Oct, 8:30pm, €15 / €12||The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon|
|15 Oct, 8pm, €15 / €5||Georgian Large Room, City Hall, Waterford|
|16 Oct, 8pm, €14 / €12||Triskel Christchurch, Cork|
|17 Oct, 8pm, €16 / €14||Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr|
In a remarkably short space of time, the Zaïde Quartet has established a formidable reputation as one of Europe’s finest young string quartets, winning a slew of awards including first prize and all three special prizes at the Vienna Haydn International Competition. Noted for its rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and bold, adventurous musical imagination, the French ensemble will deliver an exciting programme ranging from Mozart and Shostakovich quartets to a contemporary Irish work.
In the past three years, the Zaïde Quartet has been invited to perform in venues such Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Beijing Performing Arts Center. The quartet has also worked regularly with Hatto Beyerle, violist and founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet, and last year released a much-lauded debut album featuring works by Janáček and Martinů. This year, the quartet will play in Europe’s most prestigious halls, as part of the ECHO Rising Stars programme.
Charlotte Juillard, violin
Leslie Boulin-Raulet, violin
Sarah Chenaf, viola
Juliette Salmona, cello
Read more about the tour here.
|8 Oct||Newman University Church, Dublin 2||8pm, €20 / €15||01 4750224||Music Network|
|9 Oct||St. Michael’s Church, Castletown-Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath||8pm, €18 / €15||044 9347777||Mullingar Arts Centre|
|11 Oct||Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire||8pm, €16 / €14||01 2312929||Pavilion Theatre|
|12 Oct||Station House Theatre, Clifden||8pm, €15 / €12||095 21699 (for information) Tickets on the door||Clifden Arts Society|
|13 Oct||All Saints' Church, Castleconnell, Limerick||8pm, €15 / €10||061 774774 (Lime Tree Theatre)||Limerick Arts Office|
|14 Oct||The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon||8:30pm, €15 / €12||071 9650828||The Dock|
|15 Oct||Georgian Large Room, City Hall, Waterford||8pm, €15 / €5||Tickets on the door||Waterford Music|
|16 Oct||Triskel Christchurch, Cork||8pm, €14 / €12||021 4722022||Triskel Arts Centre|
|17 Oct||Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr||8pm, €16 / €14||057 9122911||Birr Theatre & Arts Centre|
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
Mozart: String Quartet in G major, K 387
Philip Martin: Celebration Quartet
Bartók: String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Sz 102
For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Writer and musicologist Liam Cagney wrote the notes for this tour. Read them here.
Performing Janáček and Martinů
Playing Schubert's Quartettsatz in C minor
"Fiery and delicate bows, lyricism and panache, poetry and highly sensitive imagination..."- La Nouvelle République
"A dazzling range of nuances and colours."- Les Echos
"Organic rhythmical rigour meets with emotional beauty to form a perfect unity."- Saarbrücker Zeitung
"Everything – phrasing, colours and contrasts – is thoughtful and modeled with high sensitivity, above all filled with vibrating life."- Badische Zeitung