Quatuor Zaïde

Solea Management represents Quatuor Zaïde worldwide.

Charlotte Juillard violin
Leslie Boulin-Raulet violin
Sarah Chenaf viola
Juliette Salmona cello


“The Zaïde Quartet impresses by the level of each one of its members, its homogeneity and sound scale”

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Biography

The young and extremely talented Quatuor Zaïde is the new sensation joining the top-tier of French string quartets on the international scene. This season the Quartet is selected to tour in Europe’s best hall as ECHO Rising Stars: Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Barbican Centre, Paris’ Cité de la Musique, Cologne’s Philharmonie, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, Baden Baden’s Festspielhaus, Stockholm’s Konserthuset, Brussels’ BOZAR, Budapest’s Palace of Arts, Barecelona’s Auditori and Palau de la Musica, Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Foundation, Athens’ Megaron, Birmigham’s Town Hall and City Hall, The Sage Gateshead.

In March 2012, Quatuor Zaïde completed a grand slam at the Vienna Haydn International Competition taking First Prize and all three special prizes. In 2011 the group had also won 1st prize at the Beijing International Music Competition. In 2010, only one year after its was formed, Quatuor Zaïde was awarded the International Press Prize by unanimous vote at the Bordeaux String Quartet International Competition, the 3rd Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition (Canada) as well as 1st prize at the Charles Hennen International competition in the Netherlands.

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 “The Zaïde Quartet impresses by the level of each one of its members, its homogeneity and sound scale” Les Echos, 2014

 

The quartet’s playing struck by its unaffected nature, in which  a fluid and organic rhythmical rigour meet with emotional beauty to a perfect unity” Saarbrücker Zeitung, 2013

 

 

Quatuor Zaïde is the new sensation joining the top-tier of French string quartets on the international scene. They are invited to perform in venues like Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall, Paris’ Philharmonie and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Cologne’s Philharmonie, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, Baden Baden’s Festspielhaus, Stockholm’s Konserthuset, Brussels’ BOZAR, Budapest’s Palace of Arts, Barecelona’s Auditori and Palau de la Musica, Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Foundation, Athens’ Megaron, Birmigham’s Town Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Berlin Philharmonie, Jordan Hall in Boston,  Beijing Performing Arts Center, Bonn’s Beethovenfest, Aldeburgh Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival

In March 2012, Quatuor Zaïde completed a grand slam at the Vienna Haydn International Competition taking First Prize and all three special prizes.  In 2011 the group had also won 1st prize at the Beijing International Music Competition. In 2010, only one year after its was formed, Quatuor Zaïde was awarded the International Press Prize by unanimous vote at the Bordeaux String Quartet International Competition, the 3rd Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition (Canada) as well as 1st prize at the Charles Hennen International competition in the Netherlands.

The quartet released two albums on the new digital label “NoMad Music”. Their first disc featuring Janacek’s two quartets and Martinu’s Quartet n°5, was quite en event on the young quartet’s scene. In November 2015 they released a stunning version of the 6 quartets of Haydn’s opus 50.

Quatuor Zaïde has played chamber music with soloists like Julian Steckel, Beatrice Rana, Alexandre Tharaud, Bertrand Chamayou, or Eric Le Sage.

Quatuor Zaïde’s repertoire is already quite wide and varied, ranging from classical repertoire to contemporary music; for which the quartet has a special taste. They play works by Iannis Xenakis, Wolfgang Rihm, as well as Jonathan Harvey, with whom they are working.

The quartet has worked regularly with violist and founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet Hatto Beyerle,  and Johannes Meissl.

Quatuor Zaïde is sponsored by Mécénat Musical Société Générale.. The quartet was also chosen as laureate ensemble of the HSBC bank at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Charlotte Juillard plays on a violin made by Joseph Gagliano kindly loaned by Mécénat Musical Société Générale. Juliette Salmona plays a cello by Claude-Augustin Miremont on loan by the Association des amis du violoncelle.

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“The quartet’s playing struck by its unaffected nature, in which a fluid and organic rhythmical rigour meet with emotional beauty to a perfect unity”

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