The Elysee Quartet
Members: Vadim Tchijik and Pablo Schatzman, violin; Andrei Malakhov, alto; Igor Kiritchenko, cello.
The Elysée Quartet was founded in 1995 by former members of two quartets that won the Grand Prix at the Evian International Competition: the Anton and Ysaye Quartets. The unique aspect of the Elysée Quartet lies in the confrontation and assimilation of two different schools: the French school and the Russian school. These two schools enrich each other and allow a fusion of different ideas, the development of new dimensions in the interpretation of music, and a power of expression of great originality. The Elysée Quartet has performed in many European countries (England, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Portugal) as well as in Israel, Japan, China, Canada, Nicaragua, Russia, and has been invited to play in major concert halls such as the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Salle Cortot in Paris, Kioi Hall in Tokyo, and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. The Elysée Quartet will be touring the Alliance Française network in Canada (Halifax, Calgary, Ottawa).