Quatuor Odyssée

Formed in 2022 in Paris, the Quatuor Odyssée is committed to an innovative artistic approach. Their goal is to take the rich heritage of the string quartet to a new sphere. Through daring and innovative projects, they transform the contours of traditional concerts, combining new music premières and works from the standard repertoire canon, reviving dedicated audiences’ love of the form and bridging gaps to connect with new audiences.

In a constant desire to broaden their artistic field, the quartet regularly teams up with stage directors, composers and actors. In its musical show Invitation au voyage, in collaboration with the French-Japanese singer-actress Elsa Tsuya-Mionet, the quartet highlights particular links between Western music and Japanese culture, notably creating a dialogue between Debussy’s Quartet and the Six Bagatelles Op. 9 by Anton Webern, and haikus recited in Japanese.

Striving to share their passion for their craft with wider audiences, the Quatuor Odyssée has been invited by ProQuartet – European Chamber Music Center to give educational concerts in the Paris region.

The members of the Quatuor Odyssée have a rich and diverse background, with training in France, Germany, the United States and Canada. They work regularly with Yaïr Benaïm (ex-Quatuor Benaïm), and they have also participated in masterclasses with Mathieu Herzog (ex-Quatuor Ebène) and Jana Kuss (Kuss Quartett). In January 2023, they were semi-finalists at the Gran Premi Musical Lauredià in Andorra. The quartet receives support from the Canada Arts Council, the City of Paris, and the Maison de la Musique Contemporaine.

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