PARISIAN classical music ensemble Quatuor Agate will perform string quartets by Mozart, Bartók and Brahms at St Hildeburgh's Church during a concert in Hoylake tomorrow (Monday, November 20). 

Formed in 2016, the quartet derives its name from Johannes Brahms’ second sextet, dedicated to his second love, Agathe von Siebold. 

Its debut album, due for release in February, features the complete String Quartets under the Appassionato Records label.

A few weeks after the quartet’s inception, the group embarked on its first venture—the creation of the CorsiClassic festival, an annual event in Ajaccio, Corsica. The festival’s mission is to bring chamber music to diverse audiences.

The quartet's awards several years include the Best Contemporary Interpretation Prize at the BANFF International String Quartet Competition 2022 and Audience Prize at the Steels-Wilsing Competition 2020.

In the Verbier Festival 2019, the Quatuor Agate achieved a significant milestone in 2021 by winning the prestigious auditions of the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in London.

From 2021 to 2023, they made their debut at renowned venues such as Wigmore Hall  in London, Concertgebouw  Amsterdam, Alte Oper  Frankfurt, Prinzregententheater in Munich, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Dortmund, TauberPhilharmonie in Weikersheim, Brucknerhaus Linz, as well as participating in festivals like Verbier Festival, Festival de Salon-de-Provence, Festival de Radio France, Britten-Pears Arts in Aldeburgh, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Lammermuir Festival (Scotland), among others.

The quartet regularly collaborates with esteemed musicians and ensembles, including Emmanuel Pahud, Enrico Pace, Éric Le Sage, Frank Braley, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Marc Danel, Gabriel Le Magadure, Pierre Fouchenneret, the Kronos Quartet, the Quatuor Ebène, the Quatuor Modigliani, and the Jerusalem Quartet.

Tickets for Monday's performance, which starts at 7.30pm. are £18 on the door; (£5 for students in full-time education), and under-15s go free. 

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