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    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 Agate played all three Brahms’s quartets on the final weekend…. They played his first quartet with restless intensity but with a hint of sweetness behind the severity, sounding both warm and threatening. I suspect the composer would have been pleased.

    – The Times

    A strong troupe, with perfect interplay and a fascinating capacity for shaping the music.

    – Ostseezeitung

    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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    Adrien Jurkovic,
    First Violin

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    Thomas Descamps,
    Second Violin

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    Raphaël Pagnon,
    Viola

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    Simon Iachemet,
    Cello

    The artists

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    Latest news

    The Quatuor Agate is laureate of the Fondation Banque Populaire!

    The Quatuor Agate is honored to join the big family of artists supported by the Fondation Banque Populaire! Thank you so much for your trust!

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    The Quatuor Agate is a BISQC 2022 laureate!

    The Quatuor Agate is honored to have won The Canadian Commission Prize, in honour of the R.S. Williams & Sons Company!

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    The Quatuor Agate is a new YCAT Artist 2021!

    The Agate Quartet is honored to have been chosen as one of the 2021 Artists of the Young Classical Artists Trust in London!

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    The Quatuor Agate joins the Günther-Caspar Foundation

    We are very happy and honored to join the Günther-Caspar Foundation and its wonderful Career Advancement Program!

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    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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    The events

    Friday

    27

    January 2023

    Concert

    Cardiff - 1:15pm

    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

    Sunday

    29

    January 2023

    Concert

    Leeds - 3pm

    University of Leeds

    Monday

    13

    February 2023

    Recording

    Poitiers

    CD Recording from February 13 to 22

    Tuesday

    28

    February 2023

    Concert

    Rouen - 20h30

    Université de Rouen

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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 2021 edition of the festival will take place the 24, 25 and 26 September 2021 in exceptional venues: the Cathedral and Lazaret d’Ajaccio.

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    « A well-crafted, demanding and accessible program »

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    – Jessica Reddel, artist manager


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