Gabriel Le Magadure


Gabriel Le Magadure has been fascinated by chamber music and more particularly by the world of the string quartet since he was very young. He is the violinist of Quatuor Ébène. 

As a member of the quartet, Le Magadure has performed in the most prestigious concert halls in the world: Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Philharmonic, Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Tonhalle in Zürich, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Salzburger Festspiele, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Théâtre du Châtelet and Salle Pleyel in Paris. He regularly performs in Japan, the United States and throughout Europe.

Born in 1981, Gabriel Le Magadure started playing the violin at age 6 at the CNR of Nantes. In 1999, after obtaining a first prize in violin (in the class of Colette Bord) and two first prizes in chamber music, he entered the CNR of Boulogne-Billancourt in the class of Maryvonne Le Dizès. In 2001 he obtained first prize in violin with unanimous approval and the following year he entered the CNSMD in Lyon in the class of Christophe Poiget. In 2003, after winning 2nd prize (1st prize not awarded) at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition with Quatuor Ébène, Le Magadure devoted himself entirely to the quartet. 

Within this ensemble he has worked with great teachers including the Ysaÿe Quartet, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Eberhard Feltz and the composer György Kurtag. The quartet has also had the chance to share the stage with renowned partners such as Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Mitsuko Uchida, Nicholas Angelich, Alexandre Tharaud, Franck Braley, Daniel Müller-Schott, Antoine Tamestit, Bertrand Chamayou, Nicolas Altstaedt, Andràs Schiff and Menahem Pressler among them. 

Le Magadure has also led masterclasses throughout the world: at the Freiburg and Stuttgart Hochschule, at the Lake District Festival in England, at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and at the CNSM in Paris. In 2021, he became professor in residence at the Munich Hochschule.

01 August 2024 10:00