Workshop led by Quatuor Diotima
11 December 2011
Quatuor Diotima was awarded first prize at the FNAPEC Competition, Paris in 1999, and the Contemporary Music Prize at the London String Quartet Competition in 2000, in which year they began a two-year residency at the Centre Européen de Musique de Chambre, Fontainebleau.
From the outset Diotima have been performing at major concert venues and music festivals across Europe. Tours have taken them further afield, to Japan, USA, Mexico, South America, China and Korea.
Their repertoire ranges from Haydn to the composers of our time, with particular focus on the Classical period, French Romanticism, the early Twentieth Century, and a selection of major works from the last 50 years. An equally significant part of their activity is the performance and dissemination of newly commissioned works.
Diotima’s discography includes works by Lachenmann and Nono (‘Diapason d’or de l’année’ – Young Talents prize), Janacek (played from new critical editions) and Lucien Durosoir, Schoenberg’s concerto for quartet and orchestra, a quartet cycle by Alberto Posadas (Diapason d’or, November 2009), quartets by George Onslow (Diapason ‘CD of the month’, January 2010), Thomas Larcher’s Madhares, and portraits of Toshio Hosokawa, Dieter Schnebel and Chaya Czernowin. Their latest CD comprises works for voice and string quartet by Schoenberg, Berg and Webern, with Sandrine Piau and Marie-Nicole Lemieux.
Highlights of the 2011/12 season include appearances at the Venice Biennale, Musica Strasbourg, Auditorium du Louvre, Milano Musica, Wigmore Hall, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, HCMF Huddersfield, Cité de la Musique Paris, Ultraschall Festival Berlin, Konzerthaus Wien, Ars Musica Brussels, Opéra de Lille, Palazzetto Bru Zane Venice and Kunstfest Weimar. In the autumn of 2012 Diotima will begin residencies at Fondation Royaumont and Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin, and present a 4-concert series at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord Paris.
creditsThe workshop will be led by Quatuor Diotima:
Yunpeng Charles Zhao: violin
Vanessa Audrey Szigeti: violin
Franck Pierre Charles Chevalier: viola
Pierre Morlet: violoncello