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Zaïde Quartet
THURSDAY, 25TH AUGUST 2016- 9 P.M.

Citerna, Church of San Francesco

Zaïde Quartet
Charlotte Juillard violin
Leslie Boulin Raulet violin
Sarah Chenaf viola
Juliette Salmona cello

CÉSAR FRANCK String quartet in D major
FRANCESCA VERUNELLI Secondo Quartetto ITALIAN PREMIЀRE
MAURICE RAVEL Quartet in F major

The last Quartet of César Franck written in 1890 and the first, and only, of Maurice in 1904. The young Zaide Quartet challenges itself with these two jewels of the chamber music heritage. The Quartet, composed solely of women, was born in 2009 and now it is considered to be one of the most interesting French string quartets on the international scene. Just to name a few, the Quartet has already performed at the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Barbican Centre in London, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and at the Cité de la Musique in Paris. Not to mention the accolades, among which the first prize and three special prizes at the Haydn Competition in Vienna.
The Quartet’s repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary music, for which the formation has a special fondness. The programme they will perform also shows it: next to two of the greatest French authors, the ensemble interprets the Secondo Quartetto by the Italian young composer Francesca Verunelli, piece commissioned by ECHO as part of the Rising Stars programme, presented last year in the most important European capitals and now in Città di Castello as an Italian première.