Adrien Jurkovic violin
Thomas Descamps violin
Raphaël Pagnon viola
Simon Iachemet cello
After studying at the Conservatoire de Paris and the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ Berlin, the four members of the French string quartet, Quatuor Agate, moved to Paris in 2018 to study under the guidance of Mathieu Herzog, former violist of Quatuor Ebène. The quartet also studies with Luc-Marie Aguera at the Conservatoire de Paris. The quartet has taken part in renowned chamber music academies, including the Montreal International String Quartet Academy (MISQA) and the Aix-en-Provence Academy. And for summer 2019, it was chosen as a Fellow of the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy.
Still early in its career, the quartet has been invited to perform in several international festivals and venues: Hamburg International Chamber Music Festival, Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn, Festival La Brèche, Konzertverein Schwerin, Quatuor à l’Ouest, Cité de la Musique de Marseille and with partners such as Florent Héau, Mathieu Herozg, Ivan Karizna and Raphaël Chrétien. This year, the Quartet appears at Les Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, La Brèche Festival, and Italy’s Casale Monferrato Festival among others.
Since 2018, the quartet has been in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac. In 2019, it became a resident quartet of ProQuartet and Associate Artist at the Festival La Brèche.
To share the unique and wonderful string quartet repertoire, the Quatuor Agate organized the first CorsiClassic Festival in 2016. Based around Corsica, Festival’s mission is to promote chamber music in regions of France where classical music is rarely available.