The Van Kuijk Quartet - Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin | Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin | Emmanuel François, viola | François Robin, cello - will be performing at the Shalin Liu performing arts center. Winners of the 2015 Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition along with the Best Beethoven and Best Haydn prizes, the Quartet has also won the First Prize and Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition and are laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy and the FNAPEC Ensembles Music Competition.
The Quartet is in residence at Proquartet, Paris, where they study with members of the Alban Berg, Artemis and Hagen quartets. Having taken their first steps as students of the Ysaye Quartet, the young musicians now study with Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid.
The Quartet has performed throughout Europe and have participated in numerous academies, including the McGill International String Quartet Academy (Montreal) with Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet and the Weikersheim International Chamber Music Academy with the Vogler Quartet and Heime Müller, formerly of the Artemis Quartet, among others.
- MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet in E minor Op.44, No.2
- NISHIMURA: Quatuor No. 2 “Pulses of light”
- DEBUSSY: String Quartet