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Arnaud Vallin, violin
Jean-Michel Berrette, violin
Dominique Lobet, viola
Jean-Philippe Martignoni, cello
November 1-13, 2012
Formed in 1983 by four prize-winning graduates of the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, the Parisii Quartet won early acclaim with its triumphs at three major international competitions: Banff (1986), Munich (1987), and Evian (1987). Invitations followed from the major concert halls and festivals of Europe, and the Parisii has since toured regularly throughout Europe and the United States. Much in demand in Paris, the Parisii performed the entire Haydn cycle at the Opéra Bastille, performed the Beethoven cycle at the Salle Gaveau, and has appeared frequently at the Musée d'Orsay.
The Quartet’s North American tours have included appearances in Washington, New York, Toronto, Baltimore, Cleveland, St. Louis, New Orleans, Miami, San Diego, and Los Angeles. New York audiences were recently treated to an all-French program at Lincoln Center and a German program at the Morgan Library. The Parisii has toured East Asia a number of times, with concerts in Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo, and has also made several tours of South America.
Noted for its performances of distinctive and unusual repertoire of the l8th, l9th, 20th and 21st centuries, the Parisii has distinguished itself with award-winning recordings of intriguing works by such French composers as Menu, Pierné, Tailleferre, and Reynaldo Hahn, as well as the complete works for string quartet by Anton Webern. The Parisii has recently recorded the sixteen string quartets of Milhaud, which won the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles-Cros, and made the first-ever recording of Le livre pour quatuor by Pierre Boulez.
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