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 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.

Quatuor Zaïde has already been invited to perform in such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Musikverein, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Cité de la Musique in Paris, Jordan Hall in Boston, Beijing Performing Arts Center, Bonn’s Beethovenfest, Aldeburgh Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival. They have toured in Germany, the Netherlands, China, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, and Greece.

In April 2014, the quartet released its first album for the new digital label “NoMad Music” featuring Janacek’s two quartets and Martinu’s Quartet n°5, a daring program for a first recording, which is representative of the young quartet’s strong identity. The CD already received great critical acclaim. They are releasing a new album for NoMad in November 2015 with 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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