Founded in 2017, the Elmire Quartet is formed by Cyprien Brod, Yoan Brakha, Hortense Fourrier and Rémi Carlon. They won the 3rd Prize as well as the Special Prize for the best interpretation of the contemporary work imposed at the Carl Nielsen International Competition in Copenhagen in 2019.
They obtained the 2nd Prize of the European Competition of the FNAPEC in Paris as well as the 2nd Prize and the Special Prize “Adolfo Betti” at the Concorso di Musica da Camera Virtuoso e Belcanto, in Lucca, in 2018.
That same year, they won the “Rheingau Music Festival” Prize at the “63ème Jeunesses Musicales-International Chamber Music Campus” in Weikersheim.
From then on, the Quartet has been invited to various festivals such as the Festival de Wissembourg, the Festival des Arcs, the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian or the Folles Journées de Nantes, Tokyo and Ekaterinburg.
During its journey, the Elmire Quartet benefits from the teaching of their masters: Philippe Bernhard of the Modigliani Quartet and Luc-Marie Aguera of the Ysaÿe Quartet. They flesh out their playing by taking part in several masterclasses with the Quatuors Ébène, Berg, Danel, Casals, Keller and even with the violist Tabea Zimmerman.
They are resident artists at the Singer-Polignac Foundation, ProQuartet, the Dimore Del Quartetto and supported by the Banque Populaire Foundation since 2021. They are named “Artists Generation Spedidam” for the years 2022-2024.
The Quartet, in partnership with La Belle Saison will see the release of its first album next fall. They are artistic directors of the Festiv’Elmire, at the Salle Cortot in Paris, which will have its third edition in 2022.
Cyprien Brod plays a violin by Nicolas Lupot made in Paris in 1817, graciously loaned by Xavier and Joséphine Moreno.
Yoan Brakha plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume graciously lent by the Adelus family.
Hortense Fourrier plays a viola by Joël Klépal made in 2017.
Rémi Carlon plays a cello by Nicolas Lupot made in Paris in 1804, graciously lent by the Adelus family.