Mathilde Klein, violin
Sakkan Sarasap, violin
Mirabelle Le Thomas, viola
Magdalena Probe, cello
The Bergen String Quartet began their musical journey in 2015 in Conservatory of Paris (CNSMDP). Captivated by the seemingly limitless possibilities of string quartet, its exceptional timbre and its vast varying repertoire, they decided to start an intense and fascinating collaboration.
Aside from the conventional practice of classical music, the Bergen Quartet has also the desire to widen their musical approach, to incorporate other art forms into their performance and to experiment with new ways of passing on their music. In 2018, the quartet took part in a show “Boxe Boxe” created by Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with 80 student dancers of MPAA Paris. In 2019, the quartet collaborated with a primary school in Lyon to bring to life the operetta project for children “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Haydn” by Claude Henri Joubert, directing by themselves a children’s choir with over 80 students from the school.
Over the years, the Bergen Quartet took part in many masterclasses with well-known professors notably with Luc-Marie Aguera (Quatuor Ysaÿe), Yovan Markovitch (Quatuor Danel), Sergei Brestler (Jerusalem Quartet), Simone Gramaglia (Quartetto di Cremona), Jamie Walton, Quatuor Modigliani, Alfred Brendel, Roland Pidoux, etc. They participated multiple times in European Chamber Music Academy where they studied under the guidance of Johannes Meissl and Hatto Beyerle.
For 2 years, during 2017-2019, the Bergen Quartet studied with the Quatuor Debussy at Conservatory of Lyon in a string quartet specialist course and also at the Cordes en Ballade Festival where they have been invited multiple times. They also obtained Bachelor Diploma of chamber music at the Conservatory of Paris (CNSMDP) with the highest distinction.
At present, the Bergen Quartet is studying in the CRR of Paris in class of Luc-Marie Aguera.
In July 2019 , the Bergen Quartet won the 3rd Prize at the Virtuoso & Belcanto Chamber Music Competition in Lucca, Italy. The quartet is also laureate of “Tremplin Jeunes Quatuors” competition organised by the Philharmonie de Paris.
The Bergen Quartet is supported by and is part of Le Dimore del Quartetto network.