Quatuor Girard


September 8




Sheridan Opera House

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Telluride Chamber Music presents ‘Quatuor Girard’ – an award winning family string quartet from France. This promises to be beautiful and unique evening of music.


Grégoire Girard : Violin
Agathe Girard : Violin
Hugues Girard : Viola
Lucie Girard : Cello


Antonin Dvorak – String Quartet No.12 ‘American’

Samuel Barber – ‘Adagio’

Claude Debussy – String Quartet in G minor


Advance tickets: $200/Table of 4, $38/Adults, $20/Students

Tickets on the door: $220/Table of 4, $43/Adults, $25/Students 


About Quatuor Girard:

Composed of members of one large family, the Girard Quartet was born of a shared passion brought life by family performances of chamber music from a very early age. Trained by the Ysaÿe Quartet at Paris’s Conservatoire Régional and then by Miguel da Silva at Genève’s Haute Ecole de Music, the Girard Quartet were learning at the same time from some of the greatest quartets at the European Chamber Music Academy, the Académie musicale in Villecroze, Proquartet, and Aix-en-Provence’s Académie du festival, quickly making a name for themselves at several important international music competitions. Winners of the Prix Académie Maurice Ravel in 2010 at the Saint-Jean-de-Luz festival, the Quartet were also prize winners at the Concours de Genève in 2011, and followed this by winning awards from the Fondation Banque Populaire and the HSBC Académie du Festival in Aix-en-Provence.

Guests in many prestigious concert halls and festivals in France including the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay and the Théâtre du Châtelet both in Paris, the Quartet are also sought after on the international scene, notably in London’s Wigmore Hall as well as in Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Morocco, Russia, China and Japan. The Girard Quartet play with internationally renowned musicians such as Jean-Claude Pennetier, Augustin Dumay, Henri Demarquette, Michel Lethiec, Raphaël Pidoux, François Salque, Gérard Caussé, Raphaël Sévère, Ronald Van Spaendonck… Regular broadcasts on France Musique, Radio Classique and Musiq’3 allow the Quartet to share their music with a large audience. The Quartet’s recent albums, “The Starry Sky” (Paraty 2018) and “Saint-Saëns” (B Records, 2019) received awards from critics. The musicians play four instruments which were made between 2014 and 2016 by Charles Coquet, the Parisian maker of stringed instruments.