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Plays a Nicolas Lupot violin made in Paris in 1817, graciously lent by Mr and Mrs Moreno

Cyprien discovered his instrument at the age of 6, when he first heard it. As an active and curious child, he practiced the violin alongside other activities. It was four years later that the musician attended Hilary Hanh's concert, which created a real trigger in him. After listening to the artist, he feels that he wanted to devote himself to music and make it his profession. The practice of the violin then became his priority.

From 2005, he attents José Alvarez's classes in Aulnay-sous-bois, where he obtained a first prize in violin in 2009, unanimously with honors. Then, he joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris where he obtained in 2015 his Conservatoire prize, still with honors, with Philippe Graffin.

Many artists inspire Cyprien, such as Maxim Vengerov, Kavakos, Luc Marie Aguera, former Ysaye and one of his teachers, but also Philippe Bernhard of the Modigliani quartet. He feeds on these life paths and aspires to a career as a quartet player: he likes the idea of forming a four-person sound, in complete intimacy.

In early 2017, he made progress towards this goal by forming the Elmire Quartet, in which he played with Khoa-Nam Nguyen, Issey Nadaud, and Remi Carlon.


Plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violon graciously lent by the Adelus family

At the age of six, Khoa-Nam discovered the violin through her brother. Seduced by the instrument, he began his practice. Originally from Rennes, he left his hometown in 2008 for Paris. He was then immersed in the Parisian musical world. This immersion produced a real trigger: he saw his first concerts in the Salle Pleyel, played with other musicians, experienced his first great thrills. This period defines his choice to devote his life to music.

The encounters that took place at that time were decisive in the musician's career. Annick Roussin's, his professor at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional, has a crucial importance in his entry to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. He brilliantly obtained his degree there with Sylvie Gazeau, and met Luc-Marie Aguera, his current quartet teacher, an inspiring figure for the artist.

Always on the lookout for new approaches to music and discoveries, Khoa-Nam went to Helsinki to study at the Sibelius Academy with Mari Tampere-Bezrodny. His career has led him to meet and perfect his skills with renowned musicians such as Augustin Dumay, Philippe Graffin, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and also to diversify. Very interested in the orchestra, he learned in large ensembles such as the Orchestre de Bretagne, the Orchestre Lamoureux, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Finnish Radio Orchestra, or the Orchestre National de France under the direction of Danielle Gatti, Emmanuel Krivine.

Khoa-Nam is passionate about chamber music, particularly the string quartet's repertoire. He appreciates its variety and its high standards throughout the periods, from Haydn and Beethoven to Bartok and Debussy, whether it is the purity of the harmonies, or the pushed limits of the timbre colours. In 2017, he embodies this passion and becomes actor of it since he is a member of the Elmire Quartet alongside Cyprien Brod, Issey Nadaud, and Remi Carlon, to what he is now dedicated.


Play a viola by viola maker Charles Coquet

Jean was born in 1996 and started viola at 8. It is a real passion that will never leave him. Three years later he won the First Prize unanimously at the Concours National de Lempdes. In 2010, he entered the Conservatoire Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt to follow the renowned teaching of Isabelle Lequien. In 2015, he won the first prize in the Concours des Jeunes Altistes, then he won again the first prize in the excellence category of the Concours international des Clès d’or two years later.

This year also marks the meeting with one of his mentors Gérard Caussé.

Theses master classes are a real source of inspiration for this promising young soloist. In the meantime he began to study at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris in the class of David Gaillard and Nicolas Bone, as well as at Jean Sulem with the pianist Keigo Mukawa.

His taste for chamber music led him to perform at festivals in France and abroad, including Les Rencontres Musicales d'Evian, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaat, academies and festivals: Tibor Varga , Pablo Casals, Maurice Ravel, Zenon Brzewski International Music Courses, Osez le Classique Festival, La Grange du Meslay, Les Folles jours, Mozarteum Wiener Saal ...

He is invited to numerous festivals to play and take benefit from the teaching of the greatest chamber musicians such as the Wanderer trio, the Modigliani quartet, the Ebène quartet, Michel Michalakakos, Claire Desert, Miguel Da Silva, Olivier Charlier, Lise Bertaud , Stéphanie-Marie Degand, Yovan Markovitch, Francois Salque, Xavier Gagnepain, Hartmut Rohde, Gilad Karni, Bruno Giuranna ..

A curious and insatiable musician, Jean is also fortunate enough to perform under Emmanuel Krivine in Europe alongside members of the Berliner Philarmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker, David Chan and the soloists of the Metropolitan Opera.

Generous and benevolent violist, he is a founding member of the Astreos quintet. The ensemble has been nominated for two consecutive years "Ensemble en Résidence du Festival de La Roque-d'Anthéron 2018 and 2019" and for the First Prize, Special Jury Prize and the Audience Prize at the Léopold Bellan International Competition. Jean is a brilliant young soloist invited to play with Parisian orchestras, notably alongside Hugues Borsarello in Mozart’s Concertante and Pleyel’s Concertante.

Last year, Jean was awarded the “Maurice Ravel” and “Mélomanes Côtes Sud” Prizes under the patronage of Jean-François Heisser as well as the André Hoffmann Prize at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad under the patronage of Renaud Capuçon.

Jean is supported by the Clos Vougeot foundation, the Musiques Vivantes association, the Safran foundation and the Vincent Meyer foundation.

At the end of 2020, Jean SAUTEREAU becomes the violist of the Elmire quartet.


Plays a cello by Nicolas Lupot made in Paris in 1804, graciously lent by the Adelus Family

Remi Carlon grew up in a rich musical environment, surrounded by a musician mother and a music lover father. At the age of eight, he began playing the cello at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement départemental of the Val Maubuée. Remi has a real crush on the instrument. Turning this passion into a profession came naturally to him, as a matter of course. At the age of fifteen, he received his cello and chamber music prize, both unanimously from the jury.

After having followed the teaching of Hélène Dautry at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional of Paris, he joined the Conservatoire National supérieur de Musique ofParis in Jérôme Pernoo's class. His meeting with the teacher remains a decisive event in the cellist's career. The teacher makes him grow and evolve as a cellist and musician, but also as a person. Listening, he gives Rémi the keys to help him find his way, and he supports him in the path he chooses: quartet cellist.

During his studies, Remi had the opportunity to broaden his horizons through master classes with Gary Hoffmann, David Geringuas, Jens Peter Maintz, or Janos Starker. In 2013, he won the second Grand Prize in the international competition "Festival musical des jeunes interprètes" in Paris. He then performed as a soloist with several Parisian orchestras and in recitals, working with conductors such as Sébastien Billard, Adrian McDonell, Nicolas Simon and Julien Leroy.

In 2017, Remi's career reached a major turning point with the formation of the Elmire quartet. Surrounded by Cyprien Brod, Khoa-Nam Nguyen, and Issey Nadaud, he moved forward on the path he had chosen for years, creating as a group of four, a whole.