Writing music for a string quartet is a real challenge. Something exciting, too. And terribly stimulating.
When I started to quit writing piano music, it was in 2015. I discovered, to my surprise, how much I loved this kind of work – work on the voices, on the response games, subtle polyphony or demanding counterpoint.
Three years later (regarding my little free, available and creative time I have ;)), I finished two pieces for string quartet. And a few months ago I put the focus on a piece for cello and piano, in a style that is so dear to me, that of Gabriel Fauré.
And now, it’s in the box ;). Everything was recorded a few days ago at the studio of Meudon. Thanks to the pianist Thuy Anh Vuong, whom I thank once again, I had the chance to meet four wonderful musicians of great talent, who agreed to be part of the adventure and be my passengers for a while.
A big thank to Lucile Fauquet (cello), Raphaël Jacob and Justina Zajančauskaite (violin), Jérémy Pasquier (alto) and Thuy Anh Vuong (piano). Of course I do not forget Sami Bouvet (sound engineer) without whom all this would not be possible. An amazing team, really !
The EP will be available the 14th of January 2021.
Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.