Quatuor Ébène. Haydn, Bartok and Schubert


Exquisitely daring, the Paris-based Quatuor Ébène is able to immerse themselves into the depths of a wide array of classical music ages and with equal ease also transform themselves into a jazz ensemble. With their seemingly telepathic communication, charismatic playing style and fresh approach to classical music traditions, Quatuor Ébène is one of the most surprising modern string quartets, and has inspired listeners around the world; this energy exchange with the audience is equally important to the ensemble too. During their performance in Riga, we will hear Joseph Haydn's pastorally light-filled Quartet, in which some report even hearing birdsong; Bela Bartok's laconically tense Quartet No. 3, which became internationally acclaimed nearly instantly after release; and Franz Schubert's emotionally charged last Quartet that was written in mere ten days around the same time that Ludwig Van Beethoven was writing his late great quartets.


Joseph Haydn String Quartet Hob. III:33
Bela Bartok String Quartet No. 3
Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 15 


Pierre Colombet, violin
Gabriel Le Magadure, violin
Marie Chilemme, viola
Yuya Okamoto, cello