Participants 2019
 
Quatuor Daphnis String quartet
Eva Zavaro - violin
Ryo Kojima - violin
Violaine Despeyroux - viola
Alexis Derouin - violoncello

The members of the Quatuor Daphnis string quartet met during their studies in Paris. They played together informally for several years before founding the Quartet. Their repertoire is very extensive, from baroque to contemporary music, but they are especially passionate about tender and expressive French music. They indeed named the quartet as a homage to Maurice Ravel, the composer of ballet Daphnis et Chloé.

They have played in numerous festivals in France. In 2017, invited by conductor Julien Masmondet, they became part of a new group of artists: « Nouvelle Société des Apaches ». They have premiered many pieces by living composers such as Pascal Zavaro’s first chamber opera, and toured the piece in numerous cities in France including Théâtre de l’Athénée in Paris.They are the winners of the Young Quartet competition organized at the Paris Philharmonie in 2018. They are currently studying with Jean Sulem at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP).

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