Quatuor Ébène / Antoine Tamestit

Mozart: String Quartets – Hamburg International Music Festival

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Quatuor Ébène
Quatuor Ébène © Julien Mignot
Antoine Tamestit
Antoine Tamestit © Philippe Matsas

Pure Mozart

The New York Times called Quatuor Ébène »a string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band«. For more than 20 years, the ensemble has belonged to the crème de la crème of the string quartet scene. With technical brilliance, a perfectly balanced sound and captivating musicality, the four French musicians delight audiences around the world. For their next visit to Hamburg they have invited their compatriot, the star violist Antoine Tamestit, to perform Mozart’s string quintets with them. The two quintets, which Mozart composed in his final years, form a similar dualism to his two final symphonies in the exact same keys: the G-minor work is suspenseful, deeply emotional and almost romantic, while the counterpole in C major – Mozart’s longest chamber music piece – exudes a festive radiance. Despite their differences, both pieces delightfully enhance the quartet setting with the addition of the viola, bringing together the concentration of chamber music and the opulence and variety of a small string orchestra.


Quatuor Ébène

Pierre Colombet violin
Gabriel Le Magadure violin
Marie Chilemme viola
Raphaël Merlin violoncello

Antoine Tamestit viola


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Streichquintett C-Dur KV 515

– Interval –

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Streichquintett g-Moll KV 516


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Streichquintett B-Dur KV 174

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)

18:30 / Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

Estimated end time



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Promoter: HamburgMusik

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