The Modigliani Quartet was formed in 2003 and first attracted international attention in 2004 by winning the Frits Philips String Quartet competition in Eindhoven. The Quartet took First Prize at the Vittorio Rimbotti competition in Florence in 2005 and won the highly prestigious Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York in 2006 allowing them to regularly tour in the US since then.
Over the course of the 2011/12 season the quartet will be touring in the US, Japan, China, Germany and Australia with concerts at venues including Wigmore Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Palau de la Musica and at the Gstaad Festival.
Amongst the distinguished artists with whom the quartet has collaborated are Michel Dalberto, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Anne Gastinel, Gary Hoffman, Eric Le Sage, Paul Meyer, Jean-FrédéricNeuburger, Sabine Meyer, and Sol Gabetta. The quartet has performed in venues including PhilharmonieLuxembourg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kennedy Center and the Théâtre du Châtelet.
The quartet released its third CD in September 2010 (Mendelssohn opus 13, opus 80 and 81/ Mirare). The CD already received elated reviews and was CD of the Month of the German Magazine FonoForum. Their previous Haydn CD, released in 2008 had also gained several prizes and awards including the “Grand Prix du Disque de l’Académie Charles Cros”.
Philippe Bernhard violin, Loïc Rio violin, Laurent Marfaing viola, François Kieffer ‘cello
Modigliani Quartet were nominated as ECHO Rising Stars by Laeiszhalle Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kölner Philharmonie and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
14 January Cité de la musique Paris
18 January Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall
16 February Philharmonie Luxembourg
19 February Bozar Brussels
27 February Wiener Konzerthaus
10 March Stockholms Konserthus
9 May Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
13 May Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham
17 May L’Auditori Barcelona
1 July Festpielhaus Baden-Baden