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Quatuor Ébène’s relationship with the Verbier Festival goes back to 2007, when its members attended the Academy. It is now established as one of the world’s leading string quartets.
In 2020, marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the French players perform a complete cycle of the composer’s quartets at the Église de Verbier. The series is part of its ‘Beethoven Around the World’ tour, which extends over 18 months and more than 20 countries. The Ébène’s players have described the composer’s quartets as “16 masterpieces that form a canon of unparalleled breadth and depth,” adding that, “In themselves they represent an odyssey, a round-the-world voyage.”
The six-concert cycle opens with a programme that includes the ‘Harp’ Quartet and the third of the so-called ‘Razumovsky’ quartets, works in which the ambitious ‘symphonic’ scale of Beethoven’s writing took the chamber genre into a new era.BACK TO THE PROGRAMME