Introducing the Modigliani String Quartet
On her first Australian tour in fifteen years, clarinettist Sabine Meyer is joined by the Modigliani String Quartet. Formed by four friends in Paris in 2003, the group’s chemistry invariably captivates audiences. After winning a First Prize at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, the Modigliani Quartet studied with the Ysaÿe Quartet in Paris and recorded numerous award-winning albums. Their Haydn album was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque de l’Académie Charles Cros.
The New York Times recently praised the Modigliani String quartet for their “sophistication in a detailed and elegantly conceived rendition of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ String Quartet in B flat (Op. 76, No. 4)” and in an earlier performance of Debussy’s String Quartet said the ensemble “played with animated zest, and an underlying tension built up momentum to frenetic climaxes, highlighting the taut pizzicatos in the second movement and the languid exchange of the main theme in the third.”
Musica Viva looks forward to welcoming the Modigliani String Quartet to Australia!