Music Network presents rising stars the Zaïde Quartet on tour 8 – 17 October 2015

03 September 2015

"A dazzling range of nuances and colours" – Les Echos

"Everything – phrasing, colours and contrasts – is thoughtful and modeled with high sensitivity, above all filled with vibrating life." – Badische Zeitung


Prepare to be blown away by the dazzling virtuosity and ineffable élan of the Zaïde Quartet on a nine-date Music Network tour from 8 – 17 October. Fiery technical brilliance and bold musical imagination meets an exciting programme of Shostakovich, Mozart and Bartók string quartets as well as a piece by Irish composer Philip Martin. Making live music happen across the country, Music Network provides an opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices, funded by the Arts Council. Details here.

In a remarkably short space of time, the Zaïde Quartet has established a formidable reputation as one of Europe’s finest young string quartets, playing in some of the world’s most prestigious halls this year as part of the ECHO Rising Stars programme. Noted for its blend of delicate ensemble interaction and organic rhythmical rigour, the French quartet has been invited to perform in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Beijing Performing Arts Center in the past three years. The group 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.

Music Network’s mission is to make live music available and accessible to as many people as possible. Through partnerships with local Music Education Partnerships, Zaïde Quartet will host a series of masterclasses for young musicians, connecting Music Network tours with music education to give children and young people rich, holistic musical experiences.

Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Tickets for all regional concerts are available from individual venues around the country.  Single tickets for Dublin are available from €15 and can be purchased by calling Music Network on (01) 475 0224 or booking online here.

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet in G major, K 387
Philip Martin: Celebration Quartet
Bela Bartók: String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Sz 102

Charlotte Juillard, violin
Leslie Boulin-Raulet, violin
Sarah Chenaf, viola
Juliette Salmona, cello

For more details, please see here.