Zaïde Quartet

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Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

Has been in residency since 2014, became Associate Artist in 2020

  • Charlotte Maclet, Leslie Boulin-Raulet violin
  • Sarah Chenaf viola
  • Juliette Salmona cello

Created in 2009 in Paris, the quartet has played at Wigmore Hall in London; the Berlin, Cologne, Essen, Paris and Luxembourg Philharmonics; the Bozar in Brussels; the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Bruges and Gand; the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre de la Ville, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord and the auditorium of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris; the Koncerthuset in Stockholm; the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna; Barbican Hall in London; Jordan Hall in Boston; Téatro Colón in Bogota; the Sesc in São Paulo; the auditorium of the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

The quartet regularly tours in France and all over the world.

Since 2018, its members have been the artistic directors of the Luberon International String Quartet Festival.

The quartet won an impressive series of prizes in international competitions: First Prize, unanimously awarded, at the 2010 Charles Hennen, First Prize at the 2011 BMJC Beijing International Chamber Music Competition and First Prize at the 2012 Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna. It was also awarded the Press Prize at the Bordeaux International Competition in 2010, in addition to being HSBC winners in 2010 and chosen to participate in the ECHO Rising Star programme in 2015.

The quartet thanks the music sponsorship of the Société Générale for the precious support imparted upon its inception.

Zaïde Quartet received valuable advice from Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Gordan Nikolic and Goran Gribajecvic, who they consider as their mentors.

Since 2013, the group has been in close collaboration with the label NoMadMusic, with which they recorded three albums quickly lauded by critics: ffff from Télérama for their Haydn album (2015) and the Choc Classica for their Franck-Chausson record (2017). 

The four musicians decided not to specialize in only one repertoire, as they are convinced that the music of yesterday sheds light on the present, and that one cannot understand music of the past without living in today's. 

Charlotte Maclet plays a Testore.

Leslie Boulin Raulet plays a violin from the Tononi school lent by the French Instrument Collection.

Sarah Chenaf plays an unsigned Italian viola from the 17th century.

Juliette Salmona plays a Claude-Augustin Miremont cello lent by the association ‘Les Amis du violoncelle.’



  • Ludwig

    NoMadMusic, 2020

  • Amadeus

    NoMadMusic, 2019

  • Franck, Chausson

    NoMadMusic, 2017

  • Joseph Haydn | String Quartets op.50

    NoMadMusic, 2015

  • Janacek, Martinu

    NoMadMusic, 2014


Concerts at the Fondation Singer-Polignac

Festival Singer-Polignac : Zaïde Quartet and Jonas Vitaud | November 12, 2020

Festival Singer-Polignac : Marie Ythier and Zaïde Quartet | November 12, 2020

Concert de saison : Ombres mouvantes | October 17, 2019

Concert d'atelier : Quatuor Zaïde | April 14, 2016

Concert de saison : Pater Seraphicus | May 21, 2015

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