Sophie Guille Des Buttes, violin
David Forest, violin
Hervé Blandinières, viola
Enguerrand Bontoux, cello
In 2015, four young musicians from the Regional Music School of Boulogne Billancourt – located at 22 rue de la Bellefeuille – founded the Bellefeuille Quartet, as a tribute to their meeting place. They entered Aline Bartissol’s chamber music class and in 2016 obtained the string quartet DEM with the congratulations of the jury. In this formation they found the ideal balance between personal expression and group strength.
The quartet was forced to separate in 2017 due to geographical distance: two members were admitted to the National Music School of Paris while the other two were admitted to the Lyon school.
After a few adventures, the quartet met again at the Flaine 2018 academy and decided to go back on the road. The ensemble perfected their work with Yovan Markovitch, Jean Sulem and Xavier Gagnepain then joined Luc-Marie Aguera’s class at the CRR in Paris.
Since then, the Bellefeuille Quartet has performed regularly on national stages. In Clamart, it played excerpts from “Ainsi la Nuit” as part of a tribute to Henri Dutilleux. At the Regional Music School of Boulogne-Billancourt it performed the Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet. It has been invited to play the second quartet of Borodine at the Music Festival in Flaine and Beethoven’s quartet op.18 n°4 at the Beethoven Festival of the Regional Music School of Paris. The Philharmonie de Paris hosted the quartet to perform “The Hunt” by Mozart as a prelude to the concerts of the Orchestre de Paris.
The group has enriched and diversified its repertoire with Bartok, Schumann and Ravel.
This summer it has been invited to participate in the Festival of the Monts de la Madeleine and the Festival of the association Arcades Musiques.
In 2019, It has been selected for joining the network of Le Dimore del Quartetto.
Sophie Guille des Buttes plays a violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris, 1845). David Forest plays a violin by Nicolas-Auguste Mougenot (Mirecourt). Hervé Blandinières plays a viola by Jean-Louis Prochasson (Tours, 2016). Enguerrand Bontoux plays a cello by brothers Fiscer (Milan, 1780).