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.Read the biography
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.
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.
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.
The musicians of Quatuor Agate […] enthused the audience with dreamy playing as well as with rough sounds
Hover over the pictures of the Quatuor Agate and learn more about the musicians.Read the biography
The Agate Quartet is honored to have been chosen as one of the 2021 Artists of the Young Classical Artists Trust in London!see the article
We are very happy and honored to join the Günther-Caspar Foundation and its wonderful Career Advancement Program!see the article
View our concert of the 13th of November at the Fondation Singer-Polignac.see the article
View our concert of the 3rd of September at the Opéra Garnier.see the article
The Quatuor Agate is now dressed by the tailors RIVES Paris.see the article
We answer a few informal questions in our interview with YCAT.see the article
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 2021 edition of the festival will take place the 24, 25 and 26 September 2021 in exceptional venues: the Cathedral and Lazaret d’Ajaccio.
« A well-crafted, demanding and accessible program »
Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT)
– Sue Hudson, senior artist manager
– Jessica Reddel, artist manager
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