Cyprien Brod, violin
Khoa-Nam Nguyen, violin
Jean Sautereau, viola
Rémi Carlon, cello
Founded at the end of 2016, the Elmire Quartet won the Third Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition 2019 as well as the Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of a contemporary piece written by Matias Vestergård. The Quartet also won the Second Prize of the FNAPEC European Competition in Paris as well as the Second Prize and the Special “Adolfo Betti” Prize for the best String Quartet at the Concorso di Musica da Camera Virtuoso & Belcanto, in Lucca, in 2018. That same year, they won the Rheingau Music Festival Prize at the 63rd Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus in Weikersheim, Germany.
Since then, the quartet is invited in different festival such as Le Festival de Wissembourg, Le Festival des Arcs, Les Rencontres Musicales d’Evian or The Folles Journées in Tokyo and Ekaterinburg.
During his journey, the Elmire Quartet benefits the teaching of their mentors: Philippe Bernhard of the Modigliani Quartet, Luc-Marie Aguera of the Ysaÿe Quartet and Rainer Schmidt of the Hagen Quartet. They enhance their playing by taking part to several master classes with chamber music masters as the Quartets Ebéne, Berg, Danel, Casals, Tabea Zimmermann or Andras Keller from the Keller Quartet.
They thus acquire confidence of professionals and are since artists in residency at the association ProQuartet, Le Dimore del Quartetto, Le Festival des Arcs and the Fondation Singer-Polignac.
Curious to explore different horizons, they collaborate with the guitarist Samuel Strouk in the recording of a jazz/classic influence album called Nouveaux Mondes produced by WDS records, Universal. Moreover they work with the stage director Marcus Borja for the International Theatre Festival of Milos and with the Belle Saison in Paris for the recording of a new album.
They launch their first chamber music festival, the “Festiv’Elmire” in the beautiful concert hall of the Salle Cortot in Paris at the end of 2020.
Cyprien Brod plays a Nicolas Lupot violin made in Paris in 1817, graciously lent by Mr and Mrs Moreno. Khoa-Nam Nguyen plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin made in Paris, graciously lent by the Adelus family. Jean Sautereau play a viola made by Charles Coquet. Rémi Carlon plays a Nicolas Lupot cello made in Paris in 1804, graciously lent by the Adelus family.
copyright Sébastien BROD