The Hermès Quartet
© Lyodoh Kaneko
Has been in residency at Fondation Singer-Polignac since 2013 and associate artist since 2019
- Omer Bouchez violin
- Elise Liu violin
- Lou Chang viola
- Yan Levionnois cello
"One of the finest promising young quartets...I wish it a brilliant future", Alfred Brendel
Maturity, sincerity, finesse and intelligence are certainly the most suitable words to describe the Hermes quartet.
These qualities, very early noticed by Miguel Da Silva and the Ravel and Ysaÿe quartets, develop and maintain alongside Eberhard Feltz, Artemis Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet.
Now, impossible not to be affected by the accomplice sensitivity linking the four musicians. A year after their training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon, the first prize at the International Chamber Music Lyon 2009 reveals them, a special prize for their interpretation of "Ainsi la Nuit", Henri Dutilleux (SACEM prize). The charm works again in Geneva (first prize at the International Competiton 2011). At the same time, they are laureates of the Maurice Ravel Academy and the Charles Oulmont Foundation.
In November 2012, it's the consecration at the prestigious Young Concert Artist Auditions in New York. The four French win one of the first prizes, which opens the doors of the most beautiful american stages.
A great tour in the USA is scheduled for Autumn 2013, but in the meantime, the "windged" quartet continues to travel trough Europe. They performed in the Lockenhaus festival, at the Orangerie de Sceaux, Festival Radio France Montpellier or Crescendo festival in Berlin. Their music has also brought them beyond the borders of Europe, such as Japan and Egypt, great opportunities to share their passion.
During the Geneva Competition, Breguet Watches awarded them "Coup de coeur", offering the possibility to the Hermes quartet to record a first album (released in November 2012 under the label Nascor), in which they interpret two major works of Haydn and Beethoven
October 2021 (La Dolce Volta)
with Geoffroy Couteau
March 2019 (La Dolce Volta)
Le Pari des bretelles
with Félicien Brut and Edouard Macarez
January 2019 (Mirare)
La Dolce Volta, January 2018
The three string quartets op. 41 of Schumann
La Dolce Volta, October 2014
Haydn | Beethoven
Nascor, November 2012
Concerts at the Fondation Singer-Polignac
Concert de saison : Génies précoces | March 21st, 2019
Rencontre musicale : Gabriel Fauré, la mélodie et la musique de chambre | October 4, 2018
Concert de saison : Carte blanche à Bertrand Chamayou | June 15, 2017
Concert de saison : Tribute to Jean Françaix | November 17, 2016
Concert d'atelier : Prix des Muses/Singer-Polignac | April 3, 2014
Rencontre musicale : Les Polignac, une famille d'artistes | November 26, 2013
Concert d'atelier : Quatuor Hermes | September 19, 2013
Concert de saison : A double coeur | June 19, 2013