Tianren Xie, violin
Clara Mesplé, violin
Shih-Hsien Wu, viola
Quentin Rebuffet, cello
The Quatuor Arlequin was founded in April 2019 by four young musicians of different origins and musical backgrounds. Created in France at the CNSMD of Lyon, they are currently studying with Agnès Sulem (Rosamund Quartet) and Yovan Markovitch (Danel Quartet). They also receive tuition from teachers such as Marc Danel, Peter Rainer (UdK Berlin), Marianne Piketty, Dana Ciocarlie.
In November 2019 they have been awarded the 3rd Prize – the best quartet of the competition – at the International Anton Rubinstein chamber music competition. Their strong group connexion and individual qualities has been recognized and allowed them to play together in different places in France and in Germany.
Lately they participated to a project with the cuban group Miramar Boleros, opening themselves to a new kind of repertoire and culture. They are also invited to record the music of the new movie Birth of a Hero (Dna Picture & Soundlife Prod).
For the Season 2019-2020, the Quatuor Arlequin is chosen to create a piece for the Atelier d’Hiver and the 40th anniversary of the CNSMD of Lyon in collaboration with the Danse Department. They will participate to a Tour in China during the summer 2020 (Baoli Theater).