Musical talk by the Quatuor Girard led by Mickaël Samoy

News 21 February 2024

6 March, 5.30-7pm / Campus Hannah Arendt - AT01

The Girard Quartet takes us on a journey from the seventeenth century to the present day, taking us on a lively tour of the very meaningful transformations in the relationship between popular and learned music.

With composers such as Purcell, Bach, Haydn, Dvorak, Bartok and Milhaud, this lecture-concert offers a special approach to the history of music, rooted in the evolution of ideas and societies. Through the lively performances of a professional quartet, accompanied by theoretical explanations, students can benefit from both a precise course on popular music and the experience of a concert.

Presentation of the Quatuor Girard
Trained by the members of the Ysaÿe Quartet at the Paris Conservatoire and then in Miguel da Silva's class at the HEM in Geneva, the Girard Quartet also receives valuable tuition from the European Chamber Music Academy, the Académie musicale de Villecroze, Musique à Flaine, Proquartet and the Académie du festival d'Aix-en-Provence, and quickly makes a name for itself in major international competitions.

Grégoire Girard: first violin
Agathe Girard: second violin
Hugues Girard: viola
Lucie Girard: cello