BORIS BLANCO, VIOLIN
IDA DERBESSE, VIOLIN
CLAIRE PASS-LANNEAU, VIOLA
FIONA ROBSON, CELLO
The Magenta String Quartet, named after the vibrant boulevard in the heart of Paris, took form in 2021 when French violinists Boris Blanco and Ida Derbesse, French violist Claire Pass-Lanneau, and Canadian cellist Fiona Robson came together with a desire to explore the rich string quartet repertoire.
Having studied individually at a kaleidoscope of prestigious music schools including McGill University, The Guildhall School and KunstUniversität Graz, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris was their common denominator.
The Magenta Quartet is an Aspirant Ensemble of the European Chamber Music Academy for 2021/2022, and studies in the class of Luc-Marie Aguera and Miguel da Silva at the CRR de Paris, as well as with the renowned Van Kuijk Quartet.
The Magenta Quartet was Ensemble in Residence at the 2021 Festival International de Piano à La Roque d’Anthéron with pianist Vincent Mussat, and performs regularly in France, Switzerland and Germany, at festivals including Instants de Grasse, and Klangraum Konzerte in Köln.