The Washington Post praises the HERMÈS “world-class quartet playing” and says “they will likely take their place among the top quartets of our time.” The Paris-based Hermès Quartet has already been heard in prestigious European venues. They have been presented in Italy at the Chamber Music Association of Trieste, Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, the Viareggio Festival, and Paganini Festival de la Spezia; in France at the Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux, Quatuors à St. Roch Festival, Yverdon-les-Bains Castle, Festival Quatuor à L’Ouest, Château de Lourmarin, Festival Musique dans le Grésivaudan, Festival de l’Épau in Sarthe, Les Musicades in Lyon, and Festival de Radio France et Montpellier; at the Lockenhaus Festival in Austria; and in Germany at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Crescendo festival at Universität der Künste Berlin. Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Hermès Quartet made its U.S. debuts to rave reviews at the opening concerts of the Young Concert Artists Series at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, and at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. It has been awarded many prestigious prizes: The 2013 NORDMETALL Ensemble Prize from the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern; First Prize at the 2011 Geneva International Music Competition and the “Coup de Coeur Breguet” prize, which brought them a recording on the Ysaÿe Records/Nascor label; First Prize in the 2011 European Young Concert Artists Auditions in Leipzig, Germany; First Prize at the 2010 European Chamber Music Competition in Paris; and First Prize at the 2009 Lyon International Music Competition, along with three special awards and the Bayer “Coup de Coeur” prize. The Quartet is the Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels. 

Herms Quartet - Thursday, January 14, 2016, 7pm

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