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Tercea Quartet

Since it was founded in 2004, Tercea Quartet has built its identity through a committed musical discourse and an ongoing refreshing approach of the impressive repertoire of string quartet. The quartet is known for its ability to successfully mix a dual approach when considering a piece: respect of the musical tradition and innovation.

Tercea Quartet pursues a brilliant career in France and in Europe, that has taken it to Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway,… In France, the quartet recently performed at Radio France festival in Montpellier, as well as Midis-Minimes, Eygalières and Quatuors à Saint-Roch festivals. They were also the special guests of Jean-François Zygel’s “concerts improbables” at the Théâtre du Châtelet.

The quartet collaborates with artists of the front rank such as Denis Pascal, François Dumont, Brett and Paul Dean, Florent Héau, the Danel and Diotima quartets, Sodi Braide, Lise Berthaud... Tercea Quartet also world premiered Crescent Scratches by Yann Robin with the Jerusalem Quartet in 2011 (Aix en Provence Chamber Music Academy, France) and commissioned a string quartet to young composer Benjamin Attahir.

Tercea Quartet is actively involved in educational activities and cross-arts projects: the quartet specially designed a show for young audiences and performed it from 2010 to 2012 for the French and Belgium “Jeunesses Musicales”.  It is also an active member of ProQuartet education programs with Paris schools (from kindergarten to high school).

Regarding cross-arts projects, the quartet worked with Propos company choreographer Denis Plassard (2010 Lyon Biennale de la Danse), with Moroccan singer Oum on her album Zarabi, with accordionist Gregory Daltin, and with the Zarafoud Duo on the album En Modalie.

The quartet won many international competitions including the 2014 Orlando International Competition (3rd Priz, Netherlands), the 2009 Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition (1st Prize and Award from the public, Norway) and the 2006 Leoš Janá?ek International String Quartet Competition (Brno, Czech Republic).

Tercea Quartet obtained a Chamber Music Diploma from Lyon Conservatoire (CNSMDL), and learned from leading musical figures such as Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartett) at the Escuela Reina Sofia in Madrid, Artemis Quartet at Belgium Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel for three years, and with Eberhard Feltz, Heime Müller, Walter Levin and Louis Fima.

The quartet was in-residence at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paris (ENS) from 2011 to 2013.

Tercea Quartet’s members are Florian Maviel (violin), Anne Camillo (violin), Céline Tison (viola) and Pablo Tognan (cello). 

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