Joyce Quartet

"Souffle partagé - Ce n’est plus un accord mais, par l’impalpabilité, l’immatérialité de la sonorité, un souffle partagé ... Magique, la conclusion de l’ouvrage  (1905, Webern) sous les quatre archets en dit long sur le degré d'entente et d’homogénéité auquel ils parviennent.... intensité et relief magnifiques....  La science des sons et le cœur forment la plus harmonieuse alliance.  Quel talent : suivez les Joyce de près !"  Alain Cochard, Concertclassic, 2021

 "Implication sans faille, entretenant et réinventant la ferveur musicale jusqu’à son terme. Nul doute que la formation, qui voue une admiration au poète et romancier éponyme, s’apprête à écrire une aventure musicale prometteuse" Julien Bordas, Classicagenda, 2020

News

 
February 23 - 7 pm - online event
Salle Cortot
Anton Webern, Quatuor (1905)
Leos Janacek, Quatuor N°1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
Johannes Brahms, quartet n°1 op.51 in c minor

February 24 - Ivan Wyschnegradsky concert - postponed
La Marbrerie de Montreuil
with Martine Joste, piano
   
March 21 - Poet Laval - postponed
ClassicArpa Festival
   
March 21 - 28 - Noirlac residence with the Diotima Quartet 

postponed to August 2021
   
March 21-27 - Les Marêts residence
Recording of Mozart K.590 quartet


June 18 - Théâtre du Voyageur - Asnières
"Unfinished works"

Franz Schubert, D 703 quartettsatz
Leo Marillier, quartet (premiere)
Franz Schubert, quartet D 103 in c minor
Joseph Haydn, quartet n°83 in d minor
Bela Bartok, Third quartet (1927)

 
Inventio Festival
June 26 - Chapelle des Marêts
Concert-exhibition paintings by Jean-Pierre Corne 

Franz Schubert, D 703 quartettsatz
 Leo Marillier, quartet
 Franz Schubert, quartet D 103 in c minor
 Joseph Haydn, quartet n°83 in d minor
 Bela Bartok, Third quartet (1927) 

 

June 28 - Compiègne - cancelled
Joseph Haydn, Quartet op.33 n2 in e flat major "Joke" 
Franz Schubert, quartet in c minor D.103 (unfinished) 
L.v. Beethoven, Quartet n.16 op 135 

July 5 -  Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts 

100th Anniversary Concert 

Tangos with  Martha Argerich & friends  (trio Zarathustra, Bartu) 

   

July 11-15 - Proquartet residence - Abbbaye de Royaumont

Claire Thirion masterclass

July 17 - Theatre Nogent-sur-Seine
Recording

July 16-18 -  Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts 

100th Anniversary Concert - cancelled

 

August 13 - Preludia Festival - Louchy-Montfand church 
Program to be defined


August 22-28- Proquartet residence
Roussillon, ôkhra, Conservatoire des ocres et couleurs
John Myerscough masterclass

September 4 - Beauchery church - Ivan Wyschnegradsky strings integrale concert

in the presence of the grand-daughter of the composer
Presentation by Martine Joste 

String quartet n.1 op.13 (1923-24, rev. 1953-54)
String quartet n.2 op.18 (1930-31)  
String quartet n.3 in semi-tones op.38bis (1945, rev. 1958-59)  
Composition for string quartet op.43 (1960, rev. 1966-70) 
String trio, op.53 (1978-79, completed by Claude Ballif en 1980) 


September (date to be defined) - Auditorium Bernanos Paris
Wyschnegradsky concert

November 9 - Scene Nationale d'Orléans
Program to be defined
Schumann: Quartet op.41 n.3 in A major

About us

The Joyce Quartet unites four young musicians who graduated from the highest distinction of the Paris Conservatory, the Artist Diploma, where they met, specializing in 20th and 21th century performance and creation. Before our gathering together, we had all played with each other in duo, and trio, and ensemble in festivals such as Présences, Toroella de Montgri, Villecroze, Inventio, making our quartet a natural evolution. We’re all recipients of funds such as the Mécénat Musical Société Générale or the Fondation de France.

The Joyce Quartet was deemed remarkable at even its first outings : « the involvement, the tone they use for this music brings immediate approval… the 16th quartet by Beethoven is no testamentary afterthought, according to the Joyce, in this final work of his – it is a rather bafflingly abrupt work, after the experimental feast of the preceding works. The flow and accompliceship with which these musicians its blend of lightness and gravitas stress the intelligence, the balance and the human collusion of their discourse (with a marvelous Assai lento, played with a rare intensity) » (Alain Cochard) « Whether in the sublime, ornamented Adagio, the bold Scherzo, or the feverish last Presto – where impressive « shivers » come and go like an entrancing motto – the quintet – Joyce and Claire Merlet – gives a remarkably « lived in » reading of [the Beethoven quintet]… showing a faultless involvement, keeping alive and reinventing its musical fervor until the end » (Classicagenda). 

Supported by ProQuartet, the Joyce quartet will receive classes in Royaumont and Villefavard from John Myerscough and Valentin Erben, as well as in Noirlac, with the Diotima Quartet. We are performing Webern, Janacek, and Brahms in Salle Cortot in 2021 , Wyschnegradsky at the Marbrerie de Montreuil, Schumann and a premiere in Orléans, Schubert, Bartok, and Haydn in Provins.
 
Email : joycequartet@gmail.com 
Phone : +336 32 51 83 00 

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In quintett with the altist Claire Merlet

Replay Canap'plus - concert Fest'inventio 2020
5 septembre 2020 Galleria Continua Les Moulins
A l'ombre de "Cave" d'Anish Kapoor
Beethoven, Quintette op. 29 en do majeur 
Brahms, Quintette n°2 op. 111 en sol majeur 

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Recording Schoenberg and Beethoven

Chapelle expiatoire concert : 11 septembre 2020
Recording in the Chapelle des Marêts with score and urtext

Arnold Schönberg, Quatuor à cordes N.3 op.30 (1927) 
Ludwig van Beethoven, Quatuor à cordes en fa majeur op.135 (1826)