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

Hover over the pictures of the Quatuor Agate and learn more about the musicians.

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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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Agenda

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Wednesday

15

September 2021

Concert

Rügen - 11AM

Inselmusik Festival – September 15th to 17th

Tuesday

03

August 2021

Concert

Deauville - 8PM

Août Musical in Deauville

Friday

30

July 2021

Concert

Arnajon - 6PM

Festival at the Castle of Arnajon from July 30th to August 1st

Saturday

10

July 2021

Concert

Madiran - 8PM

Musique en Madiran Festival

Friday

04

June 2021

Concert

Albi - 8PM

Tons Voisins Festival

Tuesday

01

June 2021

Concert

Salle Caillaux - 12H30

Epau Festival

Saturday

29

May 2021

Concert

Linz - 8PM

Brucknerhaus Linz

Thursday

20

May 2021

Concert

Bordeaux - 21H00

“Quatuors à Bordeaux” Festival – from May 20th to June 8th 2021

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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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