Hanson Quartet

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Has been in residence since 2015

  • Anton Hanson, Jules Dussap violin
  • Gabrielle Lafait viola
  • Simon Dechambre cello

The Hanson Quartet has been awarded the 2nd Prize and three special prizes (Joseph Haydn Prize, 20th Century Prize and Audience Prize) at the 7th International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition 2017in Vienna. In 2016 the musicians won the 2nd Prize at the Geneva International String Quartet Competition and in april 2015 the third Prize and Audience Prize at the 11th International String Quartet Competition in Lyon. In 2014, the quartet has been awarded the «Académie des Beaux Arts » grant during the FNAPEC European Competition for Music Ensembles. The four musicians benefit from the sponsorship of the fondation Groupe Banque Populaire.

Founded in 2013 at the Paris Conservatoire national supérieur de musique, the quartet has graduated (Masters Degree) in Jean Sulem's class (Rosamunde Quartet). In 2015, the musicians attended Johannes Meissl's class at Vienna's University of the Arts.

The quartet is a member of the European ChamberMusic Academy after having done the Manchester and Grossraming (Austria) training sessions. The ensemble has worked with Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl and Avo Kouyoumdjian and is currently benefiting from the advices of Mathieu Herzog, Miguel Da Silva and the Ebène quartet.

The quartet has performed in large halls such as the Wigmore Hall, the Victoria Hall, the «Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio» in Paris, the « Opéra de Lyon », the « Salle Cortot » or the « Cité de la Musique ». The ensemble is regularly invited all over Europe (Germany, Norway, England, Austria, Italy, Swizerland, Portugal, Morocco…).

Strong supporters of contemporary music, the quartet has performed Matthias Pintscher's Figura IV at the IRCAM « ManiFeste » festival, Paris and enjoys performing with other orchestral ensembles such as Appassionato directed by Mathieu Herzog and the Erasme Ensemble.


Concerts at the Fondation Singer-Polignac

Concert d'atelier : Quatuor Hanson | May 31, 2018

Concert d'atelier : Hanson Quartet and Guillaume Bellom | June 22, 2017

Concert d'atelier : Proust and music | October 27, 2016

Concert de saison : For the times to come | March 17, 2016

Concert d'atelier : About Roland Barthes |June 4, 2015

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