Quatuor Agate

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The experienced simultaneity of opposites
is the daily regime,
as 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

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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More news
Agenda

The events

Tuesday

14

December 2021

Concert

Forbach - 7:30pm

Les Concerts de Poche

Friday

14

January 2022

Concert

Utrecht - 12:30pm

Tivolivredenburg

Friday

18

February 2022

Concert

Steinhagen - 8pm

Steinhagen (DE)

Friday

25

February 2022

Concert

Weikersheim - 7:30pm

Tauberphilharmonie (DE)

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In pictures

Media Gallery

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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Get in touch with us

Get in touch with us

General Management
Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT)

– Sue Hudson, senior artist manager


sh@ycat.co.uk

– Jessica Reddel, artist manager


jessica@ycat.co.uk
quatuoragate@gmail.com

Presskit

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