Alexis Gomez, violin
Aya Murakami, violin
Hélène Desaint, viola
Cyrielle Golin, cello
Formed in 2015, the Akos Quartet consists of Alexis Gomez, Aya Murakami (violin), Hélène Desaint (viola) and Cyrielle Golin (cello).
Inspired by the exhibition « L’Archet Révolutionnaire » held in London in 2015 (historical bows from 1750 to 1830), the Akos Quartet has been offering since its beginning varied concert programs on classical or modern bows depending on the repertoire approached.
The Akos Quartet has already performed in many venues and festivals as the Konzerthaus Berlin, Schloss Nympenburg München, Academy of Athens, Festival Format Raisins, Festival Flam’, Le Chant de la Rive, Les Musicales de Ristolas… and appears occasionally in the radio program « Générations France Musique, le live » presented by Clément Rochefort.
Winner of international competitions such as the Adolfo Betti Prize – the best string quartet- at the Virtuoso e Belcanto competition in Lucca (Italy) in 2020, or the 3rd prize and the Bärenreiter Prize at the 13th International Mozart Competition (Mozarteum Salzburg) in 2018, the Quartet receives supports offered by the Foundation Culture et Musique (France) and currently in residence of the Belcea Quartet Charity Trust.
Eager to transmit the art of classical music and more particularly the string quartet repertory to new generations, the Akos Quartet is at the initiative of diversified school projects ranging from multi-year partnership with nursery / primary schools and to universities by giving musicology conferences.
The Akos Quartet benefits advices and collaborates with great chamber musicians such as Luc-Marie Aguera, Jérôme Akoka, Christophe Coin, Leonidas Kavakos, Claire Thirion, Gustav Rivinus, Virginie Robillard, Belcea Quartet, Chiaroscuro Quartet and Quatuor Ysäye.
For the upcoming season in 2021-2022, the Akos Quartet will be in residence at the Académie Musicale de Villecroze, and will be recording the integral piece of Joseph Haydn’s Opus 76, thanks to the support of the Foundation Roi Baudoin – Fonds Fravanni and Musique à Flaine, which will be released in Spring 2022 under the record label NoMadMusic.