- August 4 to 17, 2024


Year(s) at MISQA
Quartet members

Violin: Vincent Forestier

Violin: Marine Faup-Pelot

Viola: Clément Hoareau

Cello: Raphaël Ginzburg


In 2018, the Wassily Quartet won the Tremplin Jeunes Quatuors de la Philharmonie de Paris as well as the Humanis Musique au Centre Competition, thanks to which the group members recorded their first album. The quartet also won the Anton Rubinstein International Competition in 2022. They are in residence at the Opera Underground during the 2018-2019 season, where they collaborate with contemporary amplified music groups. They also share the stage with renowned chamber musicians such as Anne Gastinel, Dana Ciocarlie, Yovan Markovitch, Jean-François Heisser, Marie-Josèphe Jude, Vincent Segal.

The Wassily Quartet is passionate about transmission. The group participates in the chamber music meetings of Ivry-sur-Seine and shares the stage with the Parisii Quartet and amateur chamber music groups. The group does not limit itself to concert halls, and does not hesitate to play for those who can no longer travel. The Wassily Quartet is also involved in several Musethica sessions, as well as a residency with La Belle Saison. From June to November 2022, they will participate in a series of five concerts with the lecturer Didier Durand-Bancel in a detention center in the Paris region, and will repeat the experience at the Villepinte prison from June 2023.

The quartet works under the tutelage of Mathieu Herzog and has also benefited from the precious advice of members of international quartets (Ysaÿe, Danel, Belcea, Artemis, Ebène, Berg). The Wassily Quartet has been a resident of the ProQuartet association since 2021, and continues to participate in their professional training and to perform in concert thanks to their precious support. Their career frequently takes them to prestigious French and international venues: Le Vent sur l’Arbre, the Concerts de Vollore, the Prieuré de Chirens, the Festival of Savona (Italy), Lavaux Classic (Switzerland).

The Wassily Quartet is housed for its rehearsals in the premises of the Bellambra-Villemanzy Hotel in Lyon, and is supported by the Peters Foundation.