Quatuor Agate

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The experienced simultaneity of opposites
is the daily regime,
incomprehensible as it might be,
of a life full of music.

Vladimir Jankélévitch

Currently based in Paris, it is first their love for Berlin – its dynamic culture, rich and eclectic musical life – that brings these four passionate members of the Quatuor Agate together for the first time.

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The all-male French quartet, who particularly impressed with a brilliant account of Bartók’s Third Quartet, later gave a poignant reading of Debussy’s evocative Quartet.

– Limelight Magazine Australia

In Op.76 No.5, the Quatuor Agate opened with an Allegretto that constantly delighted the ear with rethought phrasings, splendid riffs and for once, a coda that was actually exhilaratingly fast.

– Seen and Heard International

The Frenchmen of the Quatuor Agate demonstrated that Debussy is their kind of music. They captured the dreaminess of the style hypnotically, but also showed they could really generate propulsive energy when required.

– My Scena

The musicians of Quatuor Agate […] enthused the audience with dreamy playing as well as with rough sounds

– Südkurier

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Thomas Descamps,
Second Violin

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Simon Iachemet,
Cello

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Adrien Jurkovic,
First Violin

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Raphaël Pagnon,
Viola

The artists

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Journal

Latest news

Concert at the Fondation Singer-Polignac in replay

View our concert of the 13th of November at the Fondation Singer-Polignac.

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Concert at the Opéra Garnier in replay

View our concert of the 3rd of September at the Opéra Garnier.

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We are dressed by the tailors RIVES Paris

The Quatuor Agate is now dressed by the tailors RIVES Paris.

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Our informal YCAT interview

We answer a few informal questions in our interview with YCAT.

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The Quatuor Agate is a YCAT 2020 finalist

We have had pleasure to be selected as YCAT 2020 finalists.

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Friday

13

November 2020

Concert

Paris - 19h00

Concert at the Fondation Singer-Polignac

Sunday

27

September 2020

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Concert

Ajaccio - 16h00

Corsiclassic – Concert at église St-Érasme

Friday

25

September 2020

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Concert

Ajaccio - 19h00

Corsiclassic – Concert at église St-Érasme

Thursday

24

September 2020

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Concert

Ajaccio - 19h00

Corsiclassic – Concert at the Lazaret d’Ajaccio

Thursday

03

September 2020

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Concert

Paris - 20h00

« Perpetual Music » concert – Opéra Garnier

Saturday

29

August 2020

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Concert

Cagliari - 20h00

« Le Notti Musicali » – Auditorium del Conservatorio di Musica

Saturday

22

August 2020

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Concert

Vatteville-la-Rue - 17h00

Les Musicales de Normandie

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The Agate Quartet captivates its audience,
enchanting with dreamy atmospheres
and more incisive sounds.

– SÜDKURIER

Corsiclassic

Festival
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The chamber music festival in Corsica

In 2016, Quatuor Agate created the Corsiclassic festival, their own chamber music festival taking place in Corsica.
The festival aims to broaden the circle of classical music to reach a greater public, accross commented and illustrated classical pieces.

The 2020 Edition will take place in September in Ajaccio, and will feature 4 concerts.

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« A well-crafted, demanding and accessible program »

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