|Giardini Piano Quartet, France, 2014|
Tour Dates: 22 October - 3 November, 2014
After more than ten years of great musical compliance, Pascal Monlong, Caroline Donin, Pauline Buet and David Violi decided to found the Giardini Piano Quartet.
David Violi, Piano
After more than ten years of great musical compliance, Pascal Monlong, Caroline Donin, Pauline Buet and David Violi decided to found the Giardini Piano Quartet. This French quartet is composed by experimented chamber musicians who graduated from Paris and Lyon Superior Conservatories, and have been performing many years with string quartets such as Ardeo, Tercea and Johannes (prize winners in Bordeaux, Melbourne, Trondheim and Berlin quartet competitions) on major European venues as Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, Théâtre du Châtelet or Cité de la Musique in Paris, Berlin Philharmonie, among others.
When they decided to explore the fascinating repertoire of piano quartet, those enthusiastic and curious musicians also wanted to involve them in the rediscovery of unknown repertoire and started working hand in hand with the Venetian foundation PalazzettoBruZane, which promotes FrenchRomantic music. They will for instance play next season works by Félicien David, Théodore Dubois, Mel Bonis, among others, in many important musical cities such as Stockholm, Berlin, Paris, Luxembourg, etc.
Celebrating the centenary of World War One in 2014, Giardini Quartet is collaborating with famous French mezzo-soprano Isabelle Druet (winner of “Victoires de la Musique” prize and ”rising stars” tour) for a recording, and a concert tour dedicated to works inspired by the war and composers that have been affected.
On stage, the quartet has been appreciated for both its generous temper and sensitive interpretations.
About their last performance, they were appreciated for “an intensely exhilarating, genuine and sensual playing”, by Olivier Bouley, artistic director of festival “Les Pianissimes”; “outsanding from beginning to the end, relevant playing, the intruments are singing or even roaring always wisely” from Classic Infos; and “Humble, talented, warm and generous musicians”, words of Christine Géliot, President of Mel Bonis Foundation.
"an intensely exhilarating, genuine and sensual playing"
- Olivier Bouley, artistic director of festival