Formed in 1983 by four prize-winning graduates of the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, the Parisii Quartet won early acclaim with its triumphs at three major international competitions. Much in demand in Paris, the Parisii performed the entire Haydn cycle at the Opéra Bastille, performed the Beethoven cycle at the Salle Gaveau, and has appeared frequently at the Musée d'Orsay. Appearing in major concert halls and festivals across Europe, the Quartet has since toured regularly across the United States.
Noted for its performances and award winning recordings of distinctive and unusual repertoire, the ensemble has also recorded the complete works for string quartet by Anton Webern and the sixteen string quartets of Darius Milhaud, which won the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles-Cros, and made the first-ever recording of Le livre pour quatuor by Pierre Boulez.
On Sunday, November 11th, the Quartet appeared as the guest ensemble in the second concert of the season offered by Chamber Music in Oklahoma and featured an all French program of works by Ernest Chausson, Maurice Ravel and César Franck.
It’s the Parisii Quartet in concert this week on Performance Oklahoma, Saturday evening June 15th at 8 pm on Classical 88.7-1!