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Quatuor Zaïde plays the 2nd movement of the Debusssy quartet - Salle Adagio at Thionville/France
New video of Quatuor Zaïde , with our new 1st violin: Charlotte Maclet
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Charlotte Maclet , violin
Leslie Boulin-Raulet, violin
Sarah Chenaf, viola
Juliette Salmona, cello

As a young well-established quartet, Quatuor Zaïde has won several international string quartet competitions, and is invited regularly to the best festivals and concert halls in the world.

In March 2012, Quatuor Zaïde completed a grand slam at the Vienna Haydn International Competition taking First Prize and all three special prizes.
In 2011, the quartet won 1st prize at the Beijing International Music Competition, and in 2010, only one year after it was formed, Quatuor Zaïde was awarded the International Press Prize by unanimous vote at the Bordeaux String Quartet International Competition, the 3rd Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition (Canada), 1st prize at the Charles Hennen International competition in the Netherlands and they also were the winner of the FNAPEC competition in Paris.

Quatuor Zaïde has already performed in such prestigious venues as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Philharmonie in Paris, Jordan Hall in Boston, Beijing Performing Arts Centre, Biblioteca de Luiz Arango in Bogota, Kaufman Music Center New York, Tongyeong Concert Hall Korea, and festivals including Beethovenfest Bonn, Aldeburgh Festival, and Folle Journée. They have toured in Germany, the Netherlands, China, Korea, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Colombia, Brazil, UK, and Greece.
Following their nomination in the 2015-2016 season as ECHO Rising Stars – an annual award given by the artistic directors of Europe’s top halls to a select group of artists considered the best in their field – the quartet returned to and debuted at some of Europe’s most prestigious halls.  The subsequent tour took them to venues such as the Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Barbican Centre London, Cité de la Musique Paris, Philharmonie Cologne, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Festspielhaus Baden Baden, Konserthuset Stockholm, BOZAR Brussels, Mupa Budapest, L’Auditori Barcelona, and Gulbenkian Lisbon, and Casa da Musica Porto.

The quartet collaborates extensively with chamber music partners, a fine list of distinguished musicians including artists such as Nicolas Altstaedt, Sung-Won Yang, Raphaël Sévère, Dasol Kim, Miguel Da Silva, Jerôme Pernoo, Yovan Markovitch, Edgar Moreau, François Salque, pianists Alexandre Tharaud, Bertrand Chamayou, Claire-Marie Leguay, Eric Le Sage, David Kadouch, Beatrice Rana, Doric Quartet, Zemlinsky Quartet, and the Voce quartet.

Quatuor Zaïde’s repertoire is wide and varied, ranging from classical repertoire to contemporary music, for which the quartet has a particular affinity. Indeed, they play works by Iannis Xenakis, Wolfgang Rihm, and Jonathan Harvey, with whom they had the great honour to work closely. Since the quartet’s creation in 2009, they have studied regularly with Hatto Beyerle, violist and founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet, Johannes Meissl, and Ferenc Rados.

The quartet has released four albums on the digital label “NoMad Music”. Their first disc featuring Janacek’s two quartets and Martinu’s Quartet n°5, created quite a stir on the string quartet scene. They followed this up in November 2015 with a critically-acclaimed release of the six Haydn Op.50 string quartets. In October 2017 they released album featuring Franck’s Quatuor in D major, and Chausson’s Chanson Perpétuelle with the mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes and the pianist Jonas Vitaud.
In April 2019 they have released a fourth album, Amadeus, that features a transcription for string quartet of Mozart's Magic Flute. This latest album has been acclaimed widely.

Mécénat Musical Société Générale is Quatuor Zaïde’s main sponsor. The quartet was also chosen as the winner ensemble of the HSBC bank at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2010. Furthermore, the quartet has a residency in the prestigious Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris and has been invited to a residence in the Villecroze Music Academy.

Charlotte Maclet plays a violin by JB Vuillaume landed by the Zilber Vatelot Rampal Foundation.
Leslie Boulin Raulet plays a violin made by Tononi kindly donated by the "Fond Instrumental Francais".
Sarah Chenaf plays a viola by an unknown 17th century Italian maker.
Juliette Salmona plays a cello by Claude-Augustin Miremont on loan by the ‘Association des amis du violoncelle”.


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