Raphaël Merlin


Raphaël Merlin is cellist of the acclaimed Quatuor Ébène. After studies with the Quatuor Ysaÿe in Paris and with Gábor Takács, Eberhard Feltz and György Kurtág, the quartet had an unprecedented victory at the ARD Music Competition 2004. This marked the beginning of their rise, which has culminated in numerous prizes and awards including the 2007 Borletti-Buitoni Trust and – as first ensemble ever – the 2019 Frankfurt Music Prize.