They are young and talented. This Sunday, at the invitation of Pro Musica, the string quartet Metamorphoses will play a repertoire with various influences.
To start the year with the right ear, the Pro Musica association invites the talented string quartet Métamorphoses this Sunday, January 16, at 4 p.m., in the Aglaé-Moyne * room. Made up of young musicians from the national conservatories of Paris and London, Mathilde Potier (first violin), Rachel Sintzel (second violin), Jean-Baptiste Souchon (viola) and Alice Picaud (cello) come from various backgrounds and cultures different. Together, they unite their talents, their dynamics and their energies for the benefit of a sound unity, a common aesthetic and a desire to share with the public the richness and magnificence of the string quartet’s repertoire.
Enjoying a world of their own, their inspiration comes from the mythological theme, which notably inspired Ovid in his work “The Metamorphoses”. Legendary source of inspiration for composers such as Lully, Gluck, Rameau, Ligeti, R. Strauss, B. Britten but also the painters Velasquez, Rubens, Dalí or Picasso, the metamorphosis is experienced by this quartet as a transformation inherent in contact human.
Holders of a master’s degree in chamber music from the CNSM in Paris, the Metamorphoses belong to this young French generation of quartettists who have perfected themselves with the great masters they have met, in particular within the ProQuartet institution, a breeding ground for artists of excellence. . The Quartet has already performed in prestigious venues with renowned chamber musicians: Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Academy Franz-Liszt in Budapest, Teatro Goldoni in Florence, at the Prades Festivals, Quartets in Bordeaux, at the King’s Vegetable Garden in Versailles , etc.
Appameans will be able to discover them in a sumptuous program around two monuments from the repertoire. First of all with Beethoven’s Razumovsky Quartet No. 1, dazzling and revolutionary in its dimensions, its treatment and its innovations in writing.
Then, the Quartet “De ma vie”, by Smetana, is an autobiographical work conceived by a man totally deaf and steeped in anguish who had to await the enthusiastic judgment of Liszt to impose itself on the public.