If there is one word to describe these four young musicians it would be “passion”. First, a passion for period instruments, as members of the finest French ensembles, such as L’Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Les Talens Lyriques and Le Cercle de l’Harmonie. Second, a passion for researching beautiful, forgotten scores and playing them with great skill and care. Finally, a passion for the quartet form, as the best way to express their musical harmony. By choosing the name of Giuseppe Maria Cambini (1746-1825), a violinist and prolific composer who led a life of adventure, the quartet bears witness to its interest in exploring the stylistic variety of the classical romantic periods.
Since its founding in 2007, the ensemble has been singled out and applauded for performing masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn and for rediscovering unjustly forgotten French composers such as Jadin, David and Gouvy. In just a few seasons, the Cambini-Paris Quartet has been invited by many major European venues and festivals: the Versailles Baroque Music Center, the Aix-en- Provence Festival, the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, the Bruges Concertgebouw, the Marble Palace of Saint Petersburg, the San Filippo Neri oratory in Bologna, the Opéra Comique, the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum, the Deauville Festival, the Sablé-sur-Sarthe Festival, and the Epau Festival. In 2013, the quartet debuts in Canada, Salle Bourgie in the Fine-Arts Museum of Montreal and the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa.
The Cambini-Paris Quartet is in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris, and is funded by the Swiss Life Foundation. It has also an ongoing collaboration with the Center of French Romantic Music (the Palazzetto BruZane) in Venice.
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