Philippe Bernhard, Loïc Rio violins
Laurent Marfaing, viola
François Kieffer, cello
The Modigliani Quartet was formed in 2003 and first attracted international attention in 2004 by winning the Frits Philips String Quartet competition in Eindhoven. The Quartet took First Prize at the Vittorio Rimbotti competition in Florence in 2005 and won the highly prestigious Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York in 2006.
It has since become one of the world's most sought after young chamber ensembles, appearing in such major venues and festivals as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Théâtre du Châtelet and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, City of London Festival and Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.