As a young well-established quartet, the Quatuor Zaïde won several international quartet competitions, they are regularly invited in the best festivals and concert halls in the world and collaborate extensively with distinguished world wide known musicians.
In March 2012, Quatuor Zaïde completed a grand slam at the Vienna Haydn International Competition taking First Prize and all three special prizes.
In 2011, the quartet won 1st prize at the Beijing International Music Competition.
In 2010, only one year after it was formed, Quatuor Zaïde was awarded the International Press Prize by unanimous vote at the Bordeaux String Quartet International Competition, the 3rd Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition (Canada), 1st prize at the Charles Hennen International competition in the Netherlands and they also were the winner of the FNAPEC competition in Paris.
In five years, Quatuor Zaïde has already been invited to perform in such prestigious venues as London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Vienna’s Musikverein, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Cité de la Musique in Paris, Jordan Hall in Boston, Beijing Performing Arts Center, Bonn’s Beethovenfest, New York’s Merkin Hall, Biblioteca de Luiz Arango in Bogota, Aldeburgh Festival, Folle Journée Région, the International Classical Festival of Annecy. They have toured in Germany, the Netherlands, China, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Colombia and Greece.
In the 2015-2016 season, the quartet went back to some of these halls and play in Europe’s most prestigious halls, as they were nominated as ECHO Rising Stars. Each year, artistic directors of Europe’s top halls select a small group of artists considered the best in their fields to tour throughout the season in halls such as Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Barbican Centre, Paris’ Cité de la Musique, Cologne’s Philharmonie, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, Baden Baden’s Festspielhaus, Stockholm’s Konserthuset, Brussels’ BOZAR, Budapest’s Palace of Arts, Barecelona’s Auditori and Palau de la Musica, Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Foundation, Athens’ Megaron, Birmigham’s Town Hall and City Hall, Newcastle’s Sage Gateshead.
The quartet has had the pleasure to play chamber music with artists like Miguel Da Silva, Jerôme Pernoo, Yovan Markovitch, Edgar Moreau, François Salque, Julian Steckel, pianists Alexandre Tharaud, Bertrand Chamayou, Claire-Marie Leguay, Eric Le Sage, David Kadouch, Beatrice Rana.
Quatuor Zaïde’s repertoire is wide and varied, ranging from classical repertoire to contemporary music; for which the quartet has a acquaintance with. Indeed, they play works by Iannis Xenakis, Wolfgang Rihm, and Jonathan Harvey, with whom they had the great honour to work with.
Since it was created in 2009, the quartet has studied regularly with Hatto Beyerle, violist and founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet, Johannes Meissl, and Ferenc Radosh.
Mécénat Musical Société Générale is Quatuor Zaïde’s main sponsor. The quartet was also chosen as the winner ensemble of the HSBC bank at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2010. Furthermore, the quartet has a residency in the prestigious Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris and has been invited to a residence in the Villecroze Music Academy.
Leslie Boulin Raulet plays on a violin made by Aldric in 1810 kindly loaned by ‘Fondation Zilber-Vatelot-Rampal’.
Juliette Salmona plays a cello by Claude-Augustin Miremont on loan by the ‘Association des amis du violoncelle
The quartet regularly appears on TV and Radio shows.
First violin : Charlotte Juillard
Second violin : Leslie Boulin Raulet
Viola : Sarah Chenaf
Cello : Juliette Salmona
The Rolston Sessions - Quatuor Zaide String Quartet
Â« While the Quatuor ZaĂŻde are not HIP specialists, their approach to Haydn's music is utterly "authentic"; they do not "tone down their normal style" to fit the music, they simply get under Papa Haydn's skin and throw caution to the wind in getting all his energy and wit, as well as the depth and pathos, and conveying it all beautifully to their audience. Â»
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio and Fugue K 548
Quartet K. 421
Quartet KV 387
"ZaĂŻde Ruhe", extract from the ZaĂŻde Opera Matthias Pintscher
Passagio per quartetti d'archi, Figura 4 Ignaz Pleyel
Quartet op.1 nÂ°2 Maurice Ravel
Quartet Steve Reich
"Different Trains" Wolfgang Rihm
Fetzen 1 et 2 Nicolai Roslavets
Quartet op.1 nÂ°6 Franz Schubert
Quartettsatz D 703
Quartet D 887 Robert Schumann
Quartet nÂ°3 Igor Stavinsky
3 pieces for string quartet
concertino Francesca Verunelli
Quartet nÂ°4 (World Premiere) Anton Webern
Bagatelles Hugo Wolf
Italian Serenade Iannis Xenakis
Tetras Alexander von Zemlinsky
"Dover Beach" Ludwig van Beethoven
Quintet for 2 celli
"Kreutzer sonata" op. 47 Luigi Boccherini
Quintet with guitar or cello "Fandango"
Quintet with 2 celli "La musica strada de Madrid" Johannes Brahms
Beethoven, op.18 nÂ°3
Haydn, op.20 nÂ°1
Mozart, k.428 mib M
Schumann, Quartet nÂ°3
Some will say: Bach did not know string Quartet! And they will be right, however, is it a reason for the Quartet to ignore him?
We play Bach Suites,Sonatas and Partitas since our youngest age. We heard the Chorals, legendary, we sang them in choirs or sight read them to warm up with the quartet. The Inventions were omnipresent in music schools corridors.The Ricercare of the Musical Offering were, for some of us, discovered through the Webern's transcription of it. And the Art of Fugue, we always come back to it, to think about music, what is music, to go deeper to the source of our quartet repertoire, where it comes from, or just to have fun.
Every time we come back to Bach, we always try to discover new things, to listen in a different way, to open our ears even bigger. That is why, we would like to experiment with this only Bach programme; play with our own habits and with the audience's habits, an as an explorer we would like to go on an adventure and share it.
This programme has been thought through with a special light set and the four musicians will be exploring the space of the concert hall.