Diotima Quartet

string quartet
Yun-Peng Zhao, violin
Constance Ronzatti, violin
Franck Chevalier, viola
Pierre Morlet, cello

“Ravishing sonority, seamless ensemble playing, and controlled exuberance.”

— LA Times

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About the Diotima Quartet

Known for their expert interpretations of 20th century and contemporary works, the Diotima Quartet is one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world today. 


Reflected in the mirror of today’s music, the quartet projects a new light onto the masterpieces of the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Beethoven, Schubert, the Second Viennese School (Schoenberg, Berg and Webern), as well as Janáček, Debussy, Ravel and Bartók. 


Autumn of 2018 marked the beginning of a three-year residence as invited artists at Radio France in Paris for the quartet. In 2020-2021 the Quatuor Diotima presents repertoire in extended composition in three concerts, inviting longstanding partners Jörg Widmann, Andrè Schuen, and Augustin Dumayi to join them on stage. In 2018, the Quatuor Diotima was awarded the European Cultural Heritage Award by the French Ministry of Culture.

Connu pour son interprétation magistrale des œuvres des 20e et 21e siècles, le Quatuor Diotima est aujourd’hui l’un des plus demandés à travers le monde. En miroir de la musique d’aujourd’hui, le Quatuor Diotima projette une lumière nouvelle sur les grandes œuvres romantiques et modernes, en particulier Beethoven, Schubert, la triade viennoise avec Schoenberg, Berg et Webern, ou encore Janáček, Debussy, Ravel et Bartók. 


Au cours de la saison 2020-2021, pour sa troisième année de résidence à Radio France, invitera à ses côtés des partenaires et amis de longues dates : Jörg Widmann, Andrè Schuen, Augustin Dumay et Selim Mazari. 


Le Quatuor Diotima est soutenu par la DRAC et la Région Centre-Val de Loire au titre des ensembles conventionnés, et reçoit régulièrement le soutien de la SACEM, de la Spedidam, de l’Institut Français et de l’Adami.

*Represented in North America only

Reviews

THE STRAD

 

“The playing is pristine and precise, and the intonation is faultless, qualities highlighted by the recording, which is forward, full and well balanced.” 

—  May 2019

(About the recording of Bartok's quartet)

CLASSIC REVIEW

“What the Quatuor Diotima brings to the table is a real sense of historical progression.” 

—  Tal Agam,

February 2019

(About the recording of Bartok's quartet)

LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

“Ravishing sonority, seamless ensemble playing and controlled exuberance….” 

—  Rick Schultz,

February 2017

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