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The first months of 2017 saw the birth of two new shows for the Debussy string quartet: Boxe Boxe Brasil with the Cie Käfig and Qaraqorum with the Cie La Grande Fugue.
The Debussy string quartet continues its 2016-2017 season and travels the roads of France and Europe to showcase the music of the greatest composers to all audiences…

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On the roads of Australia and Japan

You already know, the Debussy String Quartet doesn’t travel only on the roads of France and Europe! This autumn, they are going to cross the stage of Australia and Japan! They will have the pleasure of meeting Melbourne and Brisbane , before discovering the fabulous Opera House of Sydney for the very first time, where they will play Shostakovich, Beethoven and Ravel, all by heart …

After Australia, our musicians will travel the Land of the Rising Sun for three intense weeks of concerts, from Kyoto to Nagoya, from Tokyo to Osaka, or from Hiroshima to Fukuoka. 11 concerts are planned across the country, during which the Debussy String Quartet will meet on stage japanese musicians like Naoko Oyaguchi, Saya Fukuda, Marina Iwao, Marie Nakagawa, Ayako Yoshikawa etc.


Dates of the tour

16 September
Melbourne (AUSTRALIA)
Shostakovich, Beethoven, Ravel. Melbourne Recital Centre – 7:30pm

17 September
Shostakovich, Beethoven, Ravel. Sydney Opera House – 3:00pm

19 September
Brisbane (AUSTRALIA)
Shostakovich, Beethoven, Ravel. Queensland Performing Arts Centre – 6:30pm

23 September
Kyoto (JAPAN)
Mozart, with Naoko Oyaguchi. Kyoto concert hall – 2:00pm

25 September
Nagoya (JAPAN)
Lekeu, Debussy, Ravel. Munetsugu Hall – 7:00pm

26 September
Fukuoka (JAPAN)
Mozart, Schumann, with Saya Fukuda and Marina Iwao. Fukuoka Symphony Hall – 7:00pm

28 September
Hiroshima (JAPAN)
Mozart, Schumann, with Marie Nakagawa and Ayako Yoshikawa. Hiroshima Kenmin Bunka Center Hall – 6:00pm

29 September
Yonago (JAPAN)
Shostakovich, Beethoven, Ravel. Yonagoshi Bunka Hall – 6:00pm

30 September
Osaka (JAPAN)
Mozart, Ravel, Schumann with Yasuko Matsuda. Phenix Hall – 2:00pm

2nd of October
Tokyo (JAPAN)
Tan Dun, Ravel, Schumann, with Shao Rong and Nozomi Iwai. Toppan Hall – 7:00pm

4 October
Tsurumi (JAPAN)
Shostakovich, Beethoven, Ravel. Salvia Hall – 7:00pm

5 October
Musashino (JAPAN)
Shostakovich, Beethoven, Ravel. Musashino Shiminbunkakaikan Hall – 7:00pm

6 October
Gifu (JAPAN)
Shostakovich, Tan Dun, Ravel with Shao Rong. Sanko Museum – 2:00pm

8 October
Kobe (JAPAN)
Shostakovich, Beethoven, Ravel. Toa Hall – 2:00pm

The Debussy String Quartet’s new album is available !

Marc Mellits’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th string quartets have been recorded together for the very first time by Quatuor Debussy. Recorded at La Crypte in Lagorce, France in the company of the contemporary American composer, the new album from the French string quartet is out Friday 19 May 2017 on Evidence Classics.

Sometimes timeless, sometimes disorientating and hectic, Marc Mellits’ music skillfully mixes sleek and diaphanous textures with wild sections. In the wake on the American repetitive composers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass, the energy of his works is reminiscent of rock music. His three string quartets are no exception, taking the listener on an unpredictable and adventurous sonic journey.

Official teaser online


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