French Panache at City Hall: Zaïde Quartet play The Large Room
“Fiery and delicate bows, lyricism and panache, poetry and highly sensitive imagination!”
LA NOUVELLE REPUBLIQUE
Be blown away by the technical brilliance and ineffable élan of the Zaïde Quartet, a daring young French string quartet currently making waves on the European chamber music scene, presented by Waterford-Music in association with Music Network.
In a remarkably short space of time, the Zaïde Quartet has established a formidable reputation as one of Europe’s finest young string quartets, winning a slew of awards including first prize and all three special prizes at the Vienna Haydn International Competition. Noted for its rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and bold, adventurous musical imagination, the French ensemble will deliver an exciting programme ranging from Mozart and Shostakovich quartets to a contemporary Irish work by Philip Martin.
In the past three years, the Zaïde Quartet has been invited to perform in venues such Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Beijing Performing Arts Center. They come to Waterford for one night only as part of the classical music strand of Imagine Festival. Cathy Desmond PRO Waterford-Music: “These ladies have played in the finest venues in Europe, we are so fortunate to have in our city, a venue on a par with the finest in Europe. I think the acoustic and the elegance of the Georgian interior of The Large Room will suit our French visitors very well.”
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