French Evening at Ohrid Summer Festival with the quartet “Agate”

French Evening at Ohrid Summer Festival with the quartet “Agate”

The quartet “Agate” from France tonight will perform at the traditional French evening at the Ohrid Summer Festival.

The concert will take place in the cathedral Church St Sophia at 9 p.m.

This ensemble consists of the violinists Adrien Jurkovic and Thomas Descamps, the cellist Simon Iachemet and the viola player Raphaël Pagnon.

Formed in 2016, the Quartet Agate studied at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin with Eberhard Feltz, and in Paris under the guidance of Mathieu Herzog and Luc-Marie Aguera at the Conservatoire de Paris. In 2021 they were prize-winners at the YCAT International Auditions. This season they make their debut at Wigmore Hall and give recitals at the Verbier Festival, Tauber Philharmonie Weikersheim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Rugen Island Quartet Festival, Les Chaises Musicales (with Quartet Ébène), Nuit du Quatuor (Philharmonie de Paris) and the Brucknerhaus Linz (Austria).

The Quartet is currently artist in residence at the Fondation Singer Polignac, resident at Pro-Quartet in Paris, and Associate Artist at the Festival la Brėche in Savoie.They have given recitals at major venues and festivals across Europe including the Hamburg Chamber Music, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Les Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, Konzertverein Schwerin and collaborated with Frank Braley, the Modigliani and Jerusalem Quartets.