Le Dimore del Quartetto


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Alexis Gomez, violin
Aya Murakami, violin
Katya Polin, viola
Cyrielle Golin, cello

Winner of the “13th International Mozart Competition” (3rd prize and Bärenreiter prize), the Akos Quartet was formed in 2015.

It aspires to surprises and the magic of the moment, combining musical heritage and modernity by proposing eclectic concert programs on classical and modern bows, consistent with the era of composition of the pieces.

Inspired by the exhibition “The Revolutionary Bow” in London in 2015 (historical bows from 1750 to 1830), the Akos Quartet proposes since its beginnings varied concert programs on classical or modern bows depending on the repertoire approached. The Akos Quartet has already performed in numerous concert halls and festivals such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, Schloss Nymphenburg München, Academy of Athens, Festival Format Raisins, Festival Flam’, Le Chant de la Rive, Les Musicales de Ristolas … and appears occasionally in the radio program “Générations France Musique, le live” presented by Clément Rochefort.

Winner of international competitions such as the Adolfo Betti Prize – best string quartet – at the Virtuoso e Belcanto competition in Lucca (Italy) in 2020 or the 3rd Prize and Bärenreiter Prize at the 13th International Mozart Competition (Mozarteum Salzburg) in 2018, the Quartet is also supported by the Music and Culture Foundation as well as by The Belcea Quartet Charity Trust program.

Eager to transmit the art of classical music, and more particularly the string quartet, to new generations, the Akos Quartet has initiated a variety of school projects ranging from a multi-year partnership with a kindergarten/primary school in the Doubs region of France to conferences for musicology students in universities. 

The Quartet draws its inspiration, benefits from advice and collaborates with great chamber musicians such as Luc-Marie Aguera, Jérôme Akoka, Leonidas Kavakos, Gustav Rivinius, Claire Thirion, The Belcea Quartet, Chiaroscuro Quartet, Quatuor Mosaïques, Quatuor Ysaÿe …

Their first album of the complete six quartets of Joseph Haydn’s opus 76 was released on March 31, 2023 by the NoMadMusic label thanks to the support of the King Baudoin Foundation – Fonds Fravanni and Musique à Flaine.